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Community Engagement, Public Relations - Senior Account Executive

Company: WPP PLC Global
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Senior Account Executive

H+K Strategies is searching for a highly motivated, talented Senior Account Executive with community engagement experience to support our growing U.S. Public Affairs practice. This is a unique opportunity to grow as a communications professional working within a dynamic, global agency and on clients that strive to have an innovative and positive impact on the world.

The ideal candidate will be someone who has a client-obsessed mindset to deliver results and superior client service. The successful candidate will not be afraid to pick up the phone, and enjoys fostering relationships with clients and the community alike. A passion for engagement isn't just a plus, it's a must-have. We're looking for candidates who bring enthusiasm and curiosity to the job and seeks to learn everything they can about the industries within which their clients live. If you enjoy making meaningful connections with community members, and driving impactful change, this may be the role for you!

Here's what you'll be doing:

* Planning and executing strategic community engagement programs that educate and enhance favorability about innovative and groundbreaking technologies coming to local markets
* Exercising creativity in account strategy and planning
* Providing clients with proactive and informed recommendations based on their expertise, and on-the-ground knowledge
* Developing and maintaining strong relationships with client contacts
* Proactively identifying new opportunities and partnerships within target communities, and bringing those ideas to life
* Developing materials that highlight the benefits of our client's initiatives and programs in the communities they serve
* Generating fresh ideas for programs, events and community outreach that parallel client objectives
* Working closely with H+K team members and key client contacts across multiple projects at the same time, ensuring high quality and precision on client deliverables
* Contributing creativity, passion and expertise to an entrepreneurial team environment where everyone's voice is heard, highly valued and rewarded

What else is in it for you?

* Competitive benefits package-including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support), fitness reimbursement, your birthday off and more
* A career working with and influencing bold, impactful clients and innovative account teams
* Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best

What you'll need to get here:

* Undergraduate degree
* California or Texas-based
* 3+ years' experience in community engagement or campaign organizing; agency experience preferred
* Proven track record of success planning and executing community outreach and communications programs that meet client or campaign objectives
* Strong understanding of the factors that drive successful community engagement programs and the ability to make recommendations/share insight with client contacts based on that expertise
* Highly organized and detail and deadline oriented, with the ability to track multiple deliverables across a project
* Enthusiasm for working as a leader within a team, managing and upskilling junior staff while modeling corporate culture values
* Excellent client service skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with client contacts
* Superb writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms with a keen eye for detail and love of the written word
* Passion, integrity and excitement for the H+K brand
* Professionalism, poise and confidence participating in a variety of situations including client meetings, internal executive meetings and media events

Keywords: WPP PLC Global, Costa Mesa , Community Engagement, Public Relations - Senior Account Executive, Advertising , Costa Mesa, California

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