Account Director

BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) Washington , DC 20001

Posted 5 months ago

BCW is one of the worlds largest full-service global communications agencies. Founded by the merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels.

We are seeking a public relations professional to lead client accounts by overseeing the day to day projects and/or events to ensure the quality of work meets objectives and provides value.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and cultivating relationships with clients & external audiences.
  • Managing account administration such as billing and financial reporting.
  • Recommending and implementing initiatives that will improve the publics perception of the client.
  • Partnering with client and potentially other stakeholders to develop and complete communications plans.
  • Developing original media plans, and story development concept for client.
  • Participating in solving practice management issues and providing input to defining the direction of the practice.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 6 years of previous public relations work or communications experience.
  • Seasoned writing skills; ability to write for senior level management and audiences.
  • Experience with crisis communication, reactive public relations and crisis management.
  • Proven ability to work with multiple accounts and multi-task.
  • Ability to supervise and motivate account staff, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations and produce program outlines for creative brainstorms.
  • Strong strategic-thinking skills, and the ability to handle and manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to develop and present new business pitches, and strong project-management skills.
  • Proven relationships with the media and familiarity with the newest media outlets.
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