When Weber Shandwick was formed we set out a mission that, by design, has no end date. We committed to be "engaging always." We knew then, and more so now, that being open, aspirational and entrepreneurial is what it takes to engage people and deliver business impact in a rapidly changing environment.
Our journey to date might surprise you. From a powerful PR base, we've built-in one of the world's largest, global social agencies. Then we added Mediaco, a pioneering, award-winning content consulting and publishing operation. And today, we continue to lead digital and advertising assignments for some of the world's most enduring companies and social causes.
Along the way, we've been validated repeatedly by Ad Age's "A List," creative leadership at Cannes Lions and global frontrunner status in the PR category. Yet despite our industry-leading status among marketing services agencies, we're still just getting started. We strive to bring our collective intelligence, open architecture model and continuous learning to our work, not to mention agility required to deliver it.
We're strategists, builders, analysts, producers, designers, creatives, technologists. And we unite around big ideas.
So "engaging always." is really about innovative change. And that's what we continue do every day, adding new dimensions and diverse talent to our mix across our network of more than 81 countries around the world.
We Are Seeking:
Do you want to join the world's leading, most dynamic consumer marketing practice? Are you a writer? Thinker? Passionate practitioner?
Can you take a big idea from inception to its culture-shaking conclusion? We need social savants. Media mavens. Client counselors. And all around great team players.
We're looking for supremely talented and enthusiastic professionals to join us. If you think you fit the bill, we'd love to hear from you. Here's what we're looking for....
The ideal candidate will have agency and consumer brand experience.
What You Will Be Doing:
Maintain daily client contact and prospect information
Manage timelines and client deliverables
Help develop long term plans and program recommendations for clients
Attend account reviews and staff meetings - provide ongoing communications and feedback
Manage timelines and client deliverables
Generate new ideas and opportunities to ensure client program success
Execute on strategies, proposals and oversee ongoing local events
Account for quality control and final review of client correspondence, proposals, press materials, messaging, and Q&A
Develop and execute on media strategies and pitch media (both trade and top tier)
Instruct staff in the areas of writing and editing as necessary
Contribute to the development of strategic client plans
Contribute to work plan of junior team members
Ensure quality work from team in order to meet/exceed client expectations
Training and development of staff
Serve as a role-model to other team members
Other responsibilities as assigned
What We Are Looking For:
Can convey ownership of assigned projects to junior team members
Can resolve conflicts
Can mobilize and motivate teams
Aptitude to work independently
Excellent oral and written business communication skills
Aptitude for financial analysis
Can complete challenging projects within set parameters
Exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
Established skills in planning and crisis communication
Commitment and dedication to the agency's success as well as individual career
Can anticipate client and team needs
Attention to detail and quality
Can solve problems
Can impress new business prospects
Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Internet, on-line services, Media Map and Dow Jones News Retrieval
6-9 years of corporate communication/public relations experience in an agency setting
Experience working with and pitching media
Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required
Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.
Learn more at www.webershandwick.com