Senior Account Executive
About the job
Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy seeks a Senior Account Executive to assist in managing our client accounts. This individual will be responsible for managing relationships with clients, organizing and leading team projects, drafting compelling written materials, managing coordinated media outreach, and helping to facilitate all other aspects of the strategic communications process. This position will report to a Vice President and is based in Philadelphia. The right candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, strong strategic and written content skills, and ability to demonstrate leadership skills both internally and externally with clients.
At least five years’ experience at a public relations agency and/or an in-house communications managerial role for a professional services company or public policy, journalism, government, nonprofit, agency or professional services background
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Political Science or other liberal arts discipline
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Highly focused, organized, and with impeccable attention to detail.
Experience leading project teams or client work; client service experience and poise working with senior leadership
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and execute against deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities
Proficient in leading and integrating digital and social media campaigns into traditional earned media or advocacy efforts
Understanding of best practices for digital advocacy, social media campaigns, and tracking analytics
Strong understanding of communications and advocacy; proven track record of engagement.
Excellent interpersonal, networking, and influencing skills
Results-oriented and service-minded with ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
Willingness to adapt to the many changing requirements/needs of a fast-paced company and industry
Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented culture
Conscientious, motivated, self-directed, and proactive with a willingness to take on additional projects
Proven track record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
Confident personality supported by disciplined, logical thinking and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions
Technical Skills: Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office 365; knowledge of Cision, Critical Mention, Sprout Social and/or Salesforce preferred.
Manages relationships with clients and leads project teams, developing project timelines and key deliverables
Develops, drives and implements multi-faceted communications, media relations and grassroots advocacy plans
Supports the creation of compelling written materials including press releases, media advisories, letters to the editor/op-eds, media pitches, speeches, testimony, byline articles, white papers, digital content, etc.
Manages media outreach, including both proactive (crafting pitches, developing reporter relationships, etc.) and reactive (taking media calls about events, breaking news, crisis communications, etc.)
Manages campaigns and coalitions around advocacy issues, including email communications and regular contact with coalition partners and key stakeholders
Assists with the management of statewide grassroots efforts such as letter-writing, op-ed or LTE campaigns as well as targeted media placements designed to complement government relations strategies
Maintains relationships with key local, regional and statewide stakeholders – including reporters/media outlets, elected officials, civic and community leaders, business leaders, etc.
Monitors clients’ businesses and industries to maintain a current knowledge base; provides clip reports to clients as needed
Directs planning of, and manages staffing for, client-related events
Participates in business development efforts by researching, generating RFP responses and proposals, preparing case studies, attending new business meetings and cultivating relationships with prospective clients