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Req # 7521

Senior Account Executive - Windows Devices Group

Location: Bellevue WA US

Job Category: Public Relations

Job Description:

The Microsoft Windows & Devices International team is looking for a Senior Account Executive that is creative and passionate about global relations. The role is part of a cross team organization where collaboration and integration is key to success. Responsibilities will include (but not limited to) supporting Microsoft's global PR teams through key announcements by drafting and delivering assets and collateral materials, liaising with key international media, monitoring and flagging international (non-U.S.) news cycles, and drafting proactive and reactive global messaging.

 

As a Senior Account Executive you will help develop and execute communications campaigns that will have an impact on the business on an international level. You will be on the frontline with clients, driving programs forward and playing a key role in all facets of execution. You will be liaising with various internal teams so strong organizational, client-management and writing skills are required.


Responsibilities:

Influencer Engagement

• Identify, build & grow relationships with media/influencers; begin to have exposure to key senior level influencers

• Identify, develop & pitch stories

• Drive strategic recommendations for outreach in integrated marketing or other campaign tactics to impact client/business narrative

• Continue to deepen knowledge of global influencers

Client Engagement

• Anticipate client communication challenges & develop recommendations

• Consistently provide strategic & tactical counsel that maps to client’s business problem

• Serve as primary day-to-day contact with clients; proactively engage on issues

• Manage projects and news announcements with little guidance

• Report issues with scope of work to leads & make recommendations on ways to resolve

Business Acumen & Strategic Thinking

• Develop & execute integrated communication plans with little guidance

• Coach staff and lead by example regarding utilization management & the impact to team/agency

New Business Development

• Proactively assist team leadership in growing & diversifying existing account beyond current scope

• Identify & create relationships that are mutually beneficial for the agency & clients

• Participate in preparation & delivery of organic growth or new business proposal content & in-person pitch meetings

People Leadership

• Coach & train junior level staff

• Manage up & educate more senior staff on day-to-day business & account health

• May assist in interview & new hire process

 


Qualifications:

• Typically at least 3-4 years’ experience in communications, preferably in an agency setting &/or within applicable industry

• Ability to drive client relationships, providing strategic & tactical advice, drafting/executing plans, providing thoughtful analysis, identifying proactive opportunities, crafting materials, tracking coverage

• Has established influential relationships & proactively placed stories

• Demonstrated ability to establish strong client relationships

• Strong organizational skills & ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines

• Proficiency in computers & standard office applications (Microsoft Office is preferred)

• Bachelor’s degree or above preferred in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field

 

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