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Senior Manager, Client Experience

New York, New York, United States

Weber Shandwick New York has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager to join our Corporate/Enterprise team.

We are looking for a collaboration-minded person with excellent media relationships, account management, strategic planning and digital/social skills to help support a variety of accounts. 

Responsibilities:

  • Developing public relations action plans, goals, media targets and pitch angles that require input from senior team leadership
  • Play day to day account lead for financial and professional services accounts
  • Managing teams and collaborating/responding to clients
  • Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships with media through regular communications 
  • Persuasively pitching media and securing high-profile coverage for clients
  • Staying abreast of current industry news and trends, and sharing that information with account team members 
  • Developing and managing timelines and weekly action plans to ensure all deadlines on client programs are met
  • Breaking down and managing detailed tasks with the account team associated with planning and implementing special public relations events such as press conferences and media trips
  • Anticipating and proactively offering solutions to senior team leadership for executional issues specific to assigned programs 
  • Interacting with senior management and providing input into tactics and strategies
  • Understanding client objectives and priorities to help shape story angles  
  • Researching and writing briefing materials for client executives
  • Writing and editing press materials, key message documents, briefing materials, blog posts and pitch letters

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years of communications experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Understanding of and experience working for financial services companies, financial markets and products
  • Media relations experience for financial and professional services accounts is a plus
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills; verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills
  • Social media literacy with the ability to identify and recommend social program elements
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines and client expectations
  • Confident and comfortable presenting in front of groups

About Weber Shandwick  

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Best Places to Work in 2019 and was the only PR firm designated an Ad Age A-List Agency Standout in 2017 and 2018. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and earned 25 Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

Weber Shandwick is proud to be 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.

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