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Monday, November 16, 2009

Weber Shandwick Worldwide - Account Supervisor

About the Job
As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences.​ Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge to apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success.​ We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients.​ One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business.​ We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.​
Our Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for a proven professional with 5-10 years of PR agency experience to join us as an Account Supervisor – Media Relations, Event Management.​   The ideal candidate will have specific experience in managing media relations (farm trade and business/​financial), trade shows and events, and experience and expertise in production agriculture.​
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
-          Develop strong peer-to-peer relationship with clients
-          Provide media interview preparation and coaching for spokespeople at all levels
-          Drive client strategy regarding media relations and events in alignment with company sales and marketing goals
-          Lead media relations and event teams delivering solid teamwork and superior results
-          Prepare and lead client meetings and presentations
-          Deliver and efficiently edit well-written press releases, bylines, case studies, fact sheets and other media materials
-          Provide on-site leadership at events and conferences
-          Work with account leaders to responsibly manage and track project budgets

Qualifications:
-          BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
-          5-10  years experience within a PR agency environment effectively servicing accounts
-          Strong media relations skills and client interactions
-          Strong leadership, supervisory and management skills
-          Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, on-line services and AP style writing is essential

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Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer.​  EEO/​AA.​M/​F/​D/​V.​