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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Weber Shandwick - Account Executive (Job Number: 001466)


Position Overview:
Weber Shandwick’s Financial Services practice, headquartered in Minneapolis, is seeking an Account Executive with two to three years of experience to join our team. We’re looking for PR professionals who have experience working with clients in the corporate, financial services or technology. The ideal candidate is a passionate about learning, building media relationships, developing compelling story angles that generate media interest, drafting media materials and social media content, tracking program metrics, creating client reports and collaborating with teammates on a variety of projects.

Weber Shandwick’s Financial Services practice serves some of the most recognizable financial brands and organizations in both the private and public sector, bringing a strong strategic perspective that integrates insights and best practices from our worldwide network. Weber Shandwick is more than a leading global PR agency – we’re an engagement agency. We engage people in the story, wherever it gets told – via news media, social networks, or mobile channels. Our success is built upon a deep commitment to client service, our community, creativity, collaboration and engaging stakeholders in new and innovative ways to build brands and reputation.

Essential Competencies and Attributes:
• Excellent project management skills, particularly for digital initiatives and/or live events
• Strong B2B media relations skills, with proven experience pitching and securing stories
• Solid B2B 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.
• Experience with developing and managing digital advertising campaigns for a variety of platforms, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Outbrain, Taboola and others
• Ability to creatively leverage content across channels to engage media and client audiences
• Ability to multitask and prioritize engagement activities across a variety of client accounts
• Ability to cross-collaborate and work well in team-based environment
• Appetite to learn new subject matter, skills and tools
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Some experience working directly with clients

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Conduct business, technology, trade media and other influencer outreach
• Manage large-scale digital projects and live events
• Seek and share information on media and digital trends with account teams and practice group
• Work collaboratively with the senior leaders and clients on accounts
• Occasional travel for an industry event or account program

• BA or BS in Journalism, Business, Communications or related degree
• PR agency experience desired
• Experience in the HR/benefits/retirement/insurance industries or other corporate/B2B fields preferred

What’s in it For You?
• Our office has earned local recognition for being a “great place to work” environment. We operate under a collegial model where all voices are appreciated.
• You’ll be exposed to award-winning work – 2015 Ad Age Agency A-List Honoree, PRWeek 2015 Global Agency of the Year and PRWeek Best Place to Work – Large Agency.
• You’ll join a firm at the forefront of the industry in engaging audiences using integrated social, mobile, digital and traditional communications strategies.
• You’ll work with colleagues who are leaders in their fields and have the opportunity to work on local and global accounts.
• Plus, you’ll enjoy free breakfast foods and beverages on a daily basis, and other employee perks.

About Weber Shandwick
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 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 a 2015 Ad Age Agency A-List Honoree. We’ve also won numerous “best place to work” awards around the world.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.