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Account Director, Media Relations

New York, New York, United States

We Are Seeking

We are seeking an Account Director to join our Media Relations team within our Health Practice in New York. As a Director, you will be responsible for managing client, media and inter-agency relationships, playing a critical role in determining the future and long-term success of our Health practice.

You will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship and account team as it relates to earned media . You will supervise major pieces of business and team members. Other responsibilities include recommending programs and activities, coordinating with clients’ goals, effectively delegating projects, offering counsel to team members, and allocating agency resources to match client budgets.

You are also engaged with business development, strategic program planning, and the development of creative concepts. Ideally, you will have consumer health experience and a proven track record of managing branded and unbranded consumer campaigns with media and third party partnerships. The following is a general outline of primary responsibilities.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Day-to-day client support and counsel
  • Leading media relations efforts for team including managing junior staff
  • Driving communications support around campaigns
  • Working across internal and external specialists including media, digital, creative and agency partners
  • Working with senior counselors on strategy

What We Are Looking For

  • Capacity to convey ownership of assigned projects to junior team members
  • Can solve conflicts
  • Can mobilize and motivate teams
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • 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
  • Commitment and dedication to the agency's success as well as individual career
  • Can anticipate client and team needs
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Instills confidence with clients and colleagues

Qualifications

  • At least 7 years’ healthcare public relations/communications experience, including an interest in working with the media
  • BA or BS in Communications or in a related field

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

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.

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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