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Senior Account Executive - Ruder Finn

New York, NY

Corporate Communications

As one of the leading independent PR agencies in the world, we received the 2018 PRWeek - Outstanding Agency Professional, 2018 PR News - Large Agency of the Year, 2018 PR News - Top Place to Work in PR, 2018 PR News - CEO of the Year, and 2018 PR Week - Outstanding Agency Professional. At Ruder Finn, we foster a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurism that is singular in today’s communications world. Our culture is built on putting excellence before seniority, hunger for knowledge as well as achievement and independence to pursue what’s next.

Ruder Finn New York is hiring a Senior Account Executive (SAE) to join our Corporate Communications practice. This practice, one of the largest in the Agency, has award-winning expertise in thought leadership, executive positioning, media relations and employee engagement across industries including healthcare, technology and consumer, among others. The SAE will be working on a major international pharmaceutical account. The account work focuses on internal and external communications including media strategy and outreach around product launches and other milestones, stakeholder engagement and education, executive communications, and thought leadership, with a focus on media strategy and speaking engagements.



  • Support daily interaction with clients and prospects, working collaboratively with team members to achieve client objectives
  • Write, edit and proofread high-quality communications materials including press releases, tweets, blog content, briefing documents, pitch letters, fact sheets and client correspondence
  • Help develop strategic recommendations addressing challenges and opportunities for clients
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking when approaching assignments and providing recommendations
  • Actively participate in team, staff and client meetings and proactively seek and share relevant information when appropriate
  • Establish relationships and maintain regular contact with key stakeholders, colleagues, vendors and clients
  • Provide appropriate instruction to interns and executive trainees on projects and facilitate teamwork
  • Own account activities and work with team to develop agendas, meeting recaps, activity reports, client status reports and budget trackers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience at a PR agency or in an in-house role – experience working on healthcare accounts is necessary
  • Excellent writing, verbal and presentation skills with the ability to speak knowledgeable with high-level executives internally and externally
  • An independent worker who works well on a team and can be proactive and a self-starter
  • Detail-oriented, organized and dedicated; proactive and enthusiastic with an ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; a quick learner
  • Must have experience interacting professionally with high-level executives internally and with clients
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure
  • Proactivity and analytical thinking
  • Hands-on team player adding value
  • Display and encourage creativity and innovation in self and others
  • Strong technical aptitude (including Microsoft Office)
  • Commitment to continuous learning


Ruder Finn provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ruder Finn will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Ruder Finn believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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