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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Weber Shandwick - Account Executive/Senior Account Executive

Weber Shandwick is seeking an Account Executive or Senior Account Executive in our Technology group. This is a great opportunity to work with both Fortune 500 tech giants and fast-moving, exciting start-ups as part of the top tech PR team in the region. It's also a chance to work for one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Great Places to Work 2006." We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.
Duties for these positions include:
  • Write news releases, case studies and contributed articles aimed primarily at tech and trade media.

  • Develop and own relationships with key tech and trade media journalists, leading to significant editorial opportunities for clients.

  • Work with account leads to develop appropriate PR plans.

  • Coordinate PR activities for trade shows, including scheduling media and industry analyst one-on-one meetings, developing press kit contents and working with junior staff on briefing books.

  • Frequent client contact, including counsel on PR strategy, story angles, trends, key messages, etc.

  • Media and analyst research, campaign evaluation work, and general project management.

  • Occasional travel to trade shows and out-of-state clients.
  • Successful candidates will have 1-4 years of full-time experience in high-tech or B2B PR, including media relations and AP-style writing. Advertising or marketing experience is not applicable. Candidates also must have an ability to handle complex subjects and a fast-paced environment, with outstanding attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to work in a team environment, as well as basic client management skills. Specific experience in enterprise software, data storage or industrial PR beneficial but not required.

    We 're looking for exceptional PR talent to deliver great results for our clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits program and good career advancement opportunities. If you would like to join us, please send resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources
    Weber Shandwick
    8000 Norman Center Drive
    Suite 400
    Minneapolis, MN 55437
    Fax: 952-346-6045