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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Weber Shandwick - Senior Account Executive

Position Overview:
The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for a media relations-focused PR professional with 5+ years of experience to join our Financial Services team.  We’re looking for a Senior Account Executive with experience working with clients in technology or financial services sectors. The ideal candidate is a “news hound” with a passion for following the news, building media relationships, and developing strong storylines that generate media interest.

Essential Competencies and Attributes:
• Strong B2B media relations skills with proven experience pitching and securing stories
• Solid B2B technical writing skills, including experience writing  press releases or bylined articles for publication
• Strong command of social media in B2B environment, including experience managing corporate social media presence on Twitter, LinkedIn or corporate blogs.
• Ability to creatively leverage content across channels to engage media and client audiences
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize engagement activities across a variety of client accounts
• Some experience working directly with clients

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Conduct business, technology, trade media and other influencer outreach
• Work collaboratively with the client and senior leaders on accounts
• Occasional event public relations work and travel

• BA or BS in Journalism, Business, Communications or related degree
• PR agency experience desired
• Knowledge of technical subject matter a must

What’s in it For You?
• Our office has earned local recognition for our ‘great place to work’ environment.  We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
• You’ll have exposure to award-winning work – PR Week’s Innovation of the Year and Best Use of Social Awards for 2011 both came out of Weber Shandwick Minneapolis work.
• You’ll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields and have the opportunity to work on local and global accounts.

About Us
Weber Shandwick is a leading global PR agency. Our success is built on a deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration, and engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputations. We employ some of the best in the industry, working across sectors including consumer, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, crisis management, digital and CSR. Recently, we’ve been named The Holmes Report’s 2012 “Global Agency of the Year” and the “Most Creative PR Firm in the World,” based on the agency’s first-place finish in its “Creative Index,” as well as one of PR News’ CSR A-List agencies and its 2012 “Digital PR Firm of the Year.” We’ve also won numerous “best place to work” awards around the world.

Apply online now.