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Group Manager/Account Director - Weber Shandwick

Seattle, WA

Tech Communications

Weber Shandwick is more than a leading global PR agency – we’re an engagement agency and we’re working in and around the cutting edge of the new media landscape. We’re storytellers, content creators, and we engage people IN the story. We employ the best in the industry and beyond, working across sectors including consumer, healthcare, technology, public affairs, crisis management, digital, and social impact. 

Our success is built on a deep commitment to client service and to our people. We embrace creativity and collaboration and we engage stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputations. And we’re widely recognized for this commitment – just this year, we’ve been named The Holmes Report’s North American Agency of the Year, PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year (two years in a row) and were the only company named to Advertising Age’s Agency A-List (also two years in a row!). We’ve also won numerous “best place to work” awards in San Francisco and around the world, and Mashable named us a Top 4 Employer for Social Media Professionals. 

Sound like the right fit for you? Read on to learn more about what we’re looking for. 

The Weber Shandwick Seattle office is currently seeking a strategic Group Manager or Account Director to manage teams and clients across key technology accounts. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of six years of relevant communications experience in the technology and/or healthcare/health tech space, and will lead integrated communications work for clients. This role provides the opportunity for daily client interaction and counsel, junior team management, and a high degree of autonomy to implement strategies within a very short timeframe. The ideal candidate should also: have strong B2B technology media relations experience; be an efficient and detail-oriented project manager with experience managing budgets and teams of varying sizes; be skilled at developing trusted relationships with and making strategic recommendations to clients; and have experience proactively identifying new client opportunities, managing client expectations and effectively delegating projects. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive day-to-day client relations and serve as a primary client counselor
  • Quickly develop rapport with client executives and establish credibility
  • Serve as the day-to-day client contact; take a leadership role in executing deliverables of a long-term communications plans
  • Solid B2B and technology media relations experience and a strong grasp of the technology media landscape
  • Message development across several different audiences
  • Assist in leading flawless execution of integrated content and editorial strategies across multiple owned and social media brand properties
  • Support all phases of the process: planning, production, distribution, optimization, and measurement analysis
  • Cross-company integration on campaigns and news announcements
  • Provide insight on emerging trends and online media developments as they affect public relations and marketing.
  • Develop strategies to harness advocates online, whether those are industry influencers, consumers or other constituencies.
  • Project management including, but not limited to, campaign execution, budgeting and team bandwidth
  • Manage/mentor/oversee the work of junior team members and coordinate with global teams
  • Proactive about developing ideas for media outreach and pitch efforts
  • Become an expert on our clients’ brands and goals, and develop creative solutions that boost the brands’ reputations.
  • Take broad concepts and strategy and translate them into meaningful, actionable operating plans for account teams.
  • Content development (press materials, FAQs, bylined articles, social content and blogs, etc.)
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, international relations, or a related field)
  • A minimum of 6+ years of communications experience (previous PR/marketing agency experience preferred)
  • Experience working on B2B, consumer technology, and/or healthcare/health tech accounts
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills; verbal and written
  • Strong writing, project management and organizational skills; and ability to multi-task to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality
  • Current knowledge of social media, technology, interactive research and emerging standards related to digital media and content
  • Ability to provide client counsel as well as help educate internal teams on emerging digital and social trends
  • Knowledge of analytics platforms and the ability to tell stories with data
  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate work across strategy, creative and production teams
Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity 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.

Please submit application here

31/08/2017