Communications Account Executive
Communications Account Executive The Position You will be responsible for strategic communications recommendations on a comprehensive range of communications and marketing activities. Provide support in the development of various communications materials; marketing collateral, and event management activities the achievement of business growth objectives. You will successfully manage day to day administration and execution of account components and act as liaison between the agency and its clients. You will provide strategic communications, public relations, media relations counsel and advice; while supporting client strategies in collaboration with creative teams. You are an effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills whose insights into strategic communications result in sound recommendations and achievements for clients.
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Contributes to the development of communications and marketing strategies for clients, includes a thorough understanding of communications planning, collateral production, media monitoring, media management and consumer segmentation. Provide expertise in strategic communications, crisis communications, public relations, media relations, stakeholder consultations, and event management. Bring cohesion to all disparate collateral materials and vehicles, including formats, themes and messages, to ensure communication has a consistent voice and message throughout. Manages all day-to-day administration and execution aspects of the client accounts and projects. Acts as liaison between the client and the agency team as it pertains to communications based accounts. Works closely with creative team, obtaining and maintaining effective communications and keeping them informed on situational analysis. Provides support during the production process, liaising with the production team to ensure the process stays on schedule and assures quality control for the client. Ensures the daily functions of the account operate smoothly. This includes client billing, maintaining reference materials, and providing updated category and competitive information. Coordinates meetings as needed, and provides follow up reports to clients. Keeps senior managers updated on day-to-day account status. Oversee the management of client projects and project budgets to ensure monthly financial forecasts are met.
Create and manage the execution of comprehensive media plans and programs for specific events and activities in support of the overall goals, objectives and initiatives of Pilot and its clients. Provide direction to account representatives on client campaigns.
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Expertise in developing communications collateral and themes, including demonstrated success in bringing cohesion, unity and impact to disparate materials and programs. Expertise in developing and executing comprehensive and cohesive communications strategies and initiatives including stakeholder consultations and crisis communications. Strong analytical and strategic thinker and planner with a proven track record in messaging and positioning. Experience in providing strategic communications advice and counsel. Experience managing public relations/affairs, communications, research, media relations functions is essential. Excellent writing ability with extensive experience in all forms of written communication. A minimum of five years experience preferably in a marketing agency or related setting. Marketing/advertising specific knowledge required. Solid knowledge of project planning and project management processes. Outstanding client service and relationship building skills. Solid strategic, analytical and decision making skills. Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Experience working on numerous accounts in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Results-focused and committed to meeting both deadlines and budget targets. Strongly detail-oriented and organized.
We offer a competitive salary and performance-based incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Published on Nov 1, 2010