Senior Account Executive

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

Weber Shandwick Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Weber Shandwick Chicago is seeking a motivated and proactive Senior Account Executive that has between 3 and 5 years public relations experience.
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 78 cities across 34 countries with a network extending to 126 cities in 81 countries. The firms diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as PRWeeks Global Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016, an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, and The Holmes Reports Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 25 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek in 2013 and 2014. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit

Senior Account Executive
The Consumer Marketing/Brand Communications practice at Weber Shandwick Chicago has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Executive to join our team. We are looking for a collaboration-minded person with excellent media relationships, account management, strategic planning, team management, and digital/social know-how to help support a variety of accounts.

Job description:
Overall program coordination, developing public relations action plans and goals
Developing key materials like workbacks, key messages and press releases as well as fine-tuning media lists
Developing deep media relationships and conducting extensive media outreach in the consumer, entertainment, lifestyle and sports spaces
Supervising monitoring programs while campaigns are in execution mode
Developing and managing timelines and weekly action plans to ensure all deadlines on client programs are met
Provide input on influencer relations marketing campaigns and tactics
Managing and helping to develop junior team
Researching to identify brand activation opportunities at culturally relevant events and happenings
Drafting client coverage and program updates, developing program recaps
Coordinating with and managing outside vendors, overseeing vendor payment, managing OOPs trackers
Coordinating event logistics, event flow development, event staffing

Basic Qualifications:
3 years of communications experience, preferably in an agency environment
Deep media relations experience with strong media relationships in the consumer lifestyle space
Previous consumer lifestyle, entertainment and sports experience
Strong influencer relations skills
Excellent communication/presentation skills, verbal and written
Strong attention to detail and project management skills
At least a Bachelors degree preferably in communications, journalism, or marketing

Additional Qualifications:
A dynamic, intellectually stimulating and international working environment.
Training and career development

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.