Senior Account Executive — Zeno Group | Holmes Report Jobs Board
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Senior Account Executive — Zeno Group

Chicago, IL


About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Senior Account Executive to support corporate work. You’ll collaborate within the team, provide sound counsel and recommendations to clients, and drive results inclusive of traditional and emerging public relations tactics.  

Specific duties include:

  • Build strong relationships with client and vendor contacts & proactively manage correspondence
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete them on time and on budget
  • Develop and manage media relations programs including maintaining quality programs with trade, business, and vertical press and sustain key editorial contacts
  • Plan and implement press conferences, seminars, speakers’ bureau, and other special events
  • Research, interview, write, and edit news releases, fact sheets, message maps and other materials as needed. 
  • Develop key messages in keeping with clients’ objectives and craft and develop newsworthy pieces based off 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 as necessary
  • Assist with new business

About You

You will succeed at Zeno if you are fearless, resourceful, tenacious, have an understanding of traditional and non-traditional PR tactics and the media landscape, and drive great results for clients while building great relationships with your clients and your team.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations or related communications field
  • 3-5 years of experience in PR; agency experience with corporate experience preferred
  • Excellent writing skills, demonstrated experience crafting newsworthy pitches, releases, contributed articles
  • Proven success in building relationships with members of the media, and driving results for clients
  • Strong presentation skills, with experience working directly with clients and actively participating in client meetings
  • Collaborative spirit, results driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work against deadlines
  • Demonstrates the ability to think strategically, creatively and holistically about client programs, fearless in presenting a point of view in brainstorms
  • Proficient in MSOffice, specifically PowerPoint
  • Highly organized


About Our Benefits

Zeno Group offers a creative and differentiating benefits package including a variety of medical and dental choices, vacation 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. We bring together the best talent to help clients across industries and sectors navigate complex business and brand challenges brought on by an increasingly digital, always-on world. We are committed to producing work that delivers true business value for clients. We excel at helping clients recalibrate their brands, reframe their positions and – most importantly – connect and engage with people.
Two-time winner of PRWeek’s Best Place to Work, Zeno was named 2017 Mid-Size Agency of the Year and 2016 Creative Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report. Zeno also received high commendation in 2017 as International Agency of the Year. The agency was recognized at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2016, winning a Gold Cannes Lion and a Bronze PR Cannes Lion. Zeno is also the unprecedented three-time winner of PRWeek's US Mid-Size Agency of the Year award. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.

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