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Freelance Account Director, Client Experience

Los Angeles, California, United States

Weber Shandwick is looking for a Freelance Account Director with Consumer and Corporate experience to join our Client Experience team

We Are Seeking:

Weber Shandwick is currently seeking a Freelance Account Director with experience across both Corporate and Consumer work. This role will support one of Weber Shandwick’s largest accounts across the network. The ideal candidate will have experience managing client and inter-agency relationships, playing a critical role in determining the future and long-term success.

You will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship and account team. You will supervise major pieces of business with multiple work streams 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.

If you are a project management whiz who’s excited about managing talented junior staff members, building strong relationships with clients, and taking your PR career to the next level on a team that’s dynamic, creative, smart & fun, then we want to talk to you!

 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Develop and grow positive relationships with clients, maintaining the company's reputation in terms of delivery and quality
  • Provide strategic counsel to clients where possible, being able to assess problems and define logical and effective solutions for clients
  • Lead the delivery of high-profile accounts across multiple markets
  • Brief and inform account teams. Communicate expectations/goals to the team on an ongoing basis, helping to keep the team motivated by communicating clear tasks and actions
  • Work successfully with partner agencies as part of a client integrated agency team, both internally at WS and externally
  • Work effectively with finance colleagues to deliver accurate quotations for all client projects or new business work
  • Write well-structured, persuasive content and help train other team colleagues to do the same
  • Contribute innovative ideas for the client and new business work, inspiring ideation amongst team members

 Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years public relations experience, corporate PR background desired
  • Agency experience (preferred)
  • Experience managing a team and coordinating multiple priorities at once
  • Attention to detail and take pride in your work
  • You are both a creative and a strategic thinker, and a natural team leader
  • Needs to have a track record in client service to senior level clients
  • Strategic media relations knowledge
  • BA or BS in Communications or related degree

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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