Senior Account Executive, Chicago

Position Overview and Responsibilities

Are you ready to elevate your communications skills within teams that continually create and execute award-winning programs?  FleishmanHillard’s Chicago office is looking for a Senior Account Executive with consumer goods experience to join our Consumer Marketing practice. This position requires that the candidate seamlessly works with team members throughout the FH network on high-level media relations, sports marketing, influencer marketing, brand building, issues and crisis management, and creative program development and event execution.

The successful candidate will have verifiable media relationships particularly among lifestyle, men’s and women’s fashion, sports and tech media; the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships; strong writing skills; event management skills and experience executing multiple programs.

FleishmanHillard is a leading global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing communications, social media and creative content. FH delivers on the power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency.

FleishmanHillard believes a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Responsibilities

Program planning and execution, media relations with a focus on national lifestyle, fashion, sports and tech outlets and event planning and management. Candidate will also be expected to manage budgets and supervise more junior team members on a project basis.

The successful candidate must be results-oriented, have a deep background developing and executing consumer media relations programs, and experience providing client counsel in person, via phone and on-site events.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of consumer marketing experience gained in an agency or a corporate environment, with an emphasis on creativity, media relations, and sports marketing.
  • Strong creative thinking and planning, with demonstrated experience in executing programs and events that gain high-level media interest.
  • Solid experience with sports media and in building and maintaining media relationships.
  • Management skills with a proven track record providing leadership to junior staff.
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Superior writing skills and proven creativity, with the ability to develop and edit high-quality materials such as fact sheets, news, and online media materials, bylined articles and presentations.
  • A polished presence and the ability to consult confidently and effectively clients on – especially while thinking on their feet at events.
  • Financial acumen with the experience and ability to manage OOP budgets.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. 

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

If you need assistance reviewing career opportunities or completing an application, please email our careers team.

Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.