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Senior Account Executive - Zeno Group

Chicago, IL


We are seeking an experienced Senior Account Executive for Zeno Group.  You will collaborate within the team, provide sound counsel and recommendations to clients, and drive results inclusive of traditional and emerging public relations tactics. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of your accounts – their business, products, markets, and industry influencers; and will convey this knowledge credibly to members of your account team and to the media, driving media relations results. You’ll also be expected to mentor junior level team members assigned to your accounts.

Specific duties include:

  • Build strong relationships with client and vendor contacts & proactively manage correspondence
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, completing them on time and on budget
  • Develop and manage media relations programs including maintaining relationships 
  • Plan and implement press conferences, seminars, speakers’ bureau, and other special events including press trips and media stays
  • Research, interview, write and edit news releases as well as media materials like fact sheets, message maps and others as needed
  • Develop key messages in keeping with clients’ objectives and craft newsworthy pieces around the key messaging
  • Practice effective project management while working with other team members and understand the “big picture” of the client program
  • Coach junior employees and demonstrate ability to supervise & delegate tasks appropriately
  • Assist with new business as necessary 


You have an understanding of traditional and non-traditional PR tactics and the converged media landscape. You are resourceful and tenacious when it comes to delivering results for clients and your team. Building strong relationships is in your DNA and you are a true partner to both clients and your team.

  • You have earned a Bachelor’s degree 
  • PR is your passion, and you have 3-5 years of experience; agency experience preferred
  • You understand the media landscape and have existing client relationships; national lifestyle, parenting, and/or entertainment friendlies a plus
  • You are a creative thinker who can build on existing ideas and help brainstorm new ones for clients that expect the unexpected – really… that means no SMTs, RMTs or MNRs
  • You are not necessarily bingeing 12 hours shows every weekend but a fan of entertainment

  • You can lead and motivate a team from top to bottom – will challenge team members from top to bottom, ask tough/smart questions

  • You have thick skin – can handle tough clients but also knows how to be approach, fun and social

  • You will lead the thinking, planning, writing and execution of media strategies for ongoing news engines and campaigns

  • You have earned media placements by crafting newsworthy pitches, releases, contributed articles
  • A “can do” attitude and a collaborative spirit is what you’re all about
  • You have organizational skills that keep everything humming along
  • You’re collaborative in spirit, and results driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines
  • The ability to think strategically, creatively and holistically about client programs is something that inspires you
  • You have the ability to manage multiple projects at one time and can change course when needed, responding quickly to issues and questions
  • You have the courage to be fearless in presenting a point of view in brainstorms


Zeno Group offers a creative and differentiating benefits package including a variety of medical and dental choices, vacation, optional and sick time. We also offer a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a prescription drug benefit plan, a vision plan, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance and programs that support flexibility and promote work/life balance.  In addition, our unique ZenoFit wellness program offers financial support to pursue the wellness activity of your choice.

Zeno Group's culture is innovative and energetic. If you thrive on a creative challenge and are looking for an opportunity that offers plenty of growth potential and career development, then we are looking for you!

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About Us 
Zeno Group, is a global integrated communications agency born from PR. Our core areas of expertise span industries and marketing channels across consumer, healthcare, corporate and technology. We are proud to represent a diverse roster of clients from start-up companies to global brands. Zeno Group is part of the Daniel J. Edelman family of companies.
Zeno Group is PRWeek's three-time winner of Mid-size Agency of the Year and SABRE’s 2016 and 2011 Creative Agency of the Year and recently been named to PR Week’s 2016 Best Places to Work. We’re nimble entrepreneurs who collaborate around the world and stand alone as a truly global midsize agency. Is Zeno green your color?

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