Thursday, October 20, 2011

Account Executive-Digital, Edelman, Washington DC

Account Executive - Digital - PR
Job Req #:1274

You thrive on challenges.

You are a proven leader, a strategist and a professional communicator. You also have a passion for new media, client management and the pursuit of excellence.

You are interested in social media – perhaps even blog yourself.

You want to be part of the best team in the industry. Second place doesn’t interest you.

If this describes you, you’re in good company and we need to talk.

Edelman Washington, D.C. seeks a dynamic Account Executive to join its pioneering Digital Public Affairs team. We deliver integrated online communications solutions to a wide variety of clients spanning energy, healthcare, international, corporate and non-profit. We have deep expertise in online campaigns, social media engagement, strategic online monitoring, blogger relations, grassroots advocacy and smart website build and launch strategies.

In this position on Edelman D.C.’s fastest growing practice you will work with Fortune 100 companies to craft and execute creative, effective online strategy. You will also deliver world-class client service in a fast-moving environment that requires flexibility, stamina and good humor.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: The Account Executive must have at least one year of digital public relations expertise. 
QUALIFICATIONS: The Account Executive should have a bachelor’s degree, a solid grasp of public relations and Web 2+ tools, and superior research (qualitative and quantitative), writing and editing skills. S/he should have the ability to work effectively with team members and clients. Online campaign experience for public affairs and advocacy issues is highly preferred. Previous large corporate client, energy and CSR experience is a plus. S/he must be highly organized, detail-oriented and a self-starter with the ability to efficiently manage multiple project deadlines.
  • Contribute to the research, development and writing of digital program plans
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data into a point-of-view; think strategically
  • Communicate directly with clients and participate in client meetings and conference calls
  • Manage projects while working with staff and vendors to ensure superior quality standards are met
  • Conduct weekly, monthly and quarterly activity reporting
  • Keep account team abreast of timelines and deadlines
  • Research, write and edit materials
OTHER INFORMATION: Before you apply you should know some things about working on this team:
  • We are committed to our work and passionate about what we do.
  • You will work on campaign-style projects, and with high-visibility clients.
  • You are joining a highly-respected, top-rank firm. This is a singular opportunity.
  • Your range of skills will grow with your interests and ability.
  • We understand that flexibility is essential to success at work, and recognize the need to have a life outside of work. 
  • We are a bipartisan team, and we respect Red State and Blue State inclinations.  If you’re not political, that’s fine too.A
EDELMAN:   Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm, with wholly owned offices in 54 cities and 4,000 employees worldwide. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade and one of its “2010 A-List Agencies” and “2010 Best Places to Work;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” European Excellence Awards’ “2010 Agency of the Year;” Holmes Report’s “Agency of the Decade” and “2009 Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year;” and among Glassdoor’s top five “2011 Best Places to Work.” Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (integrated marketing), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), and MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment). Visit for more information. Edelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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