Senior Account Executive Technology, New York

The Opportunity

FleishmanHillard is a leading global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing communications, social media and creative content. FH delivers on our 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.

The New York office has an immediate opening for a Senior Account Executive to join our rapidly expanding technology practice.  This position is ideal for a big picture-focused, entrepreneurial professional who wants to work on fully integrated product communications programs for global clients in the enterprise/b2b technology sector with a focus on innovation, mobility, big data, and emerging trends such as AI. Experience developing and executing campaigns that go beyond traditional media relations, and understanding the importance of building and maintaining key influencer relationships is critical. Lastly, we are looking for a teammate who gets excited about the prospect of making a major impact with and for their clients while also helping to grow the business and the practice as a whole.

Responsibilities 

  • Proactively identify opportunities to insert clients into the broader trends and news cycles of the day by maintaining a high level of relevant tech industry awareness; use this knowledge to help lead the client beyond what’s been done before.
  • Capitalize on your expertise in and understanding of the technology media landscape and build, maintain and manage relationships with technology and trade reporters.
  • Play a pivotal role in handling many of the day-to-day deliverables for the technology practice’s account teams, including content creation and oversight as well as project and account management.
  • Drive story idea development and work closely with media to shape and control communications that are in line with overall account objectives.
  • Work with integrated teams to provide clients with seamless multi-channel solutions utilizing traditional PR, digital and social media platforms to deliver maximum performance and results.
  • Develop high-quality written materials, including press releases; pitch letters, background materials, planning documents, and executive communications.
  • Supervising the work of account team members, including interns, by setting priorities, delegating responsibilities and maintaining deadlines.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be results-oriented, have a solid track record of effective media relations, strong writing, strong organization and acute attention to detail.  Experience executing global and regional communications programs is a plus. Additionally, candidates should have:

  • Minimum of 3 years of agency experience in developing and implementing communications programs, with an emphasis on public relations work for large high technology or corp/B2B clients.
  • Broad technology and B2B business understanding, strong analytical abilities and critical, creative thinking.  Candidate should have the ability to engage off- and online audiences, and tell complex stories in an easily digestible way.
  • Proven success working with tech, trade and national business media and bloggers. Experience in mobile, cloud, big data, and/or enterprise hardware and software is preferred.  A demonstrated hands-on media approach is required.
  • Excellent writing abilities with extensive experience in all forms of corporate and executive communications, from corporate news releases to executive talking points.
  • The ability to develop and generate support for strategic, comprehensive communications plans that apply creative tactics and use a variety of communication channels, including digital (e-mail, social media, blogs and intranet), print publications and brochures, executive memos, face-to-face meeting scripts/talking points, special events, video, and FAQs.
  • Experience managing and coordinating projects with multiple work streams, including managing more junior team members, both directly and indirectly.
  • A strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture of the office and FleishmanHillard.
  • Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile for clients. Experience working directly with clients on day-to-day activities.
  • Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – gets things moving and keeps them on track. High attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.
  • Good interpersonal skills, can work effectively in a team environment, negotiate approvals diplomatically, and maintain composure and quality under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

About FleishmanHillard New York

FH New York has built its reputation on creating customized, integrated solutions that deliver what our clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. No two companies face exactly the same challenges or opportunities, which is why we believe in carving out the right path for each client rather than reaching into the same bag of tricks. In our experience, the landscape changes too fast to rely on the “tried and tested.” That said, we do learn from experience. We’ve blazed trails for startups and Fortune 10 companies around the world, and each adventure has inspired us – inspired new ideas, new thinking, and new ways of working.

Here at FH New York, we seek early adopters, self-starters, beta testers. Energetic professionals with good instincts, an adventurous spirit and passion for collaboration. Our culture values talented, nimble, creative people who both are exemplary leaders and effective team players.

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. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business.

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.