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Account Executive/SAE - Weber Shandwick

New York, NY

Employee Engagement and Change Management

About the Employee Engagement and Change Management Consultancy

This practice sits inside our award-winning PR agency, drawing on all agency resources to execute innovative and strategic recommendations that drive internal employee engagement.  We bring a unique blend of client skills to every project - the business acumen of management consulting mixed with the power of storytelling and visual influence. Our business is growing, so we are looking for entrepreneurial team members who are able to deliver high quality communication solutions in a very fast-paced environment

Our global Employee Engagement & Change Management team is one of the fastest growing practices at the agency. We attribute our success to what makes us different:

  1. We’re a core team of specialists in engagement and change who are thought leaders on the needs of tomorrow’s workforce
  2. We pull from an extended team of subject matter experts across industry verticals
  3. We’ve developed proprietary engagement and change models which help our clients move towards business solutions with focus and speed
  4. We execute programs with creative impact to hardwire change, leaving our clients with lasting value

We work with Fortune 500 companies to help galvanize and engage their most important asset – their people. This includes consulting on large-scale change management initiatives, such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, restructurings or rebranding. We design and deliver leader alignment, employee engagement and culture transformation programs, supporting clients in achieving strategic business objectives.  Our work is grounded in research and supported by a global network of creative and digital/social talent.

About the Role

We are looking to add an Account Executive to our New York team. Account Executives support multiple account teams simultaneously, managing the flow of information and the development of key deliverables. Account Executives possess an in-depth understanding of the client's business, industry, and our core employee engagement and change management offerings.

  • Support multiple client teams by developing materials, managing project trackers and taking detailed summary notes as needed
  • Develop, write and edit a range of communication assets (presentations, interview protocols, templates, excel sheets, etc.)
  • Serve as daily client contact on small-to-mid-sized accounts, demonstrating the ability to identify a problem and propose a resolution that is both thoughtful and effective
  • Conduct research on industries, trends, competitor landscapes  and create summary of key points or takeaways
  • Contribute to financial processes by developing monthly activity reports to accompany invoices, submitting purchase orders, etc.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply change management principles in a fast-paced environment
  • Participate regularly in client meetings and presentations with senior guidance
  • Manage relationships with in-house and third party design teams and vendors to ensure projects meet client deadlines
  • Participate in new business opportunities by helping develop pitch materials for RFPs under the guidance of senior team members
  • Commit to learning about employee engagement and change management and stay apprised of industry trends by researching and sharing content with team members


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years related professional experience; experience or interest in employee engagement and/or change management is a plus
  • BA in communications, public relations, English or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
Additional Qualifications: 
  • Strong oral and written business communication skills
  • Ability to professionally interface with clients
  • Exhibits a willingness to learn and adapt
  • Able to drive results even in ambiguous situations, able to quickly take ownership of process or deliverables
  • Demonstrates potential to lead engagements
  • Shows exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to agency and personal career success
  • Consistently meets (often tight) deadlines
  • Emphasizes attention to detail and quality, while working with a sense of urgency

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.

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