Senior Account Manager

Overview

The Senior Account Executive a Junior-level communications professional with professional job experience capable of handling a broad range of projects with a high degree of independence and sound judgment. Our SAE will possess the ability and experience to play a primary, independent implementation role in client work. 

Responsibilities

  • Account management: Maintain day-to-day contact with the client; ensure timely delivery of projects; oversee daily monitoring including editing daily report; manage specific projects that are part of a larger campaign; develop programming with senior account team; supervisor more junior staff to ensure they have a balanced workload and the information they need to complete tasks on deadline
  • Project implementation: Manages the implementation of PR plan, including press conferences, media briefings, analyst meetings, media tours, third-party advocacy programs, b-roll shoot
  • Media outreach: Pitch trade and consumer reporters; develop relationships with reporters; develop media pitch; contribute to the design of and execute media relations campaigns
  • Editorial: Draft PR materials, including press releases, backgrounders, pitch letters and other documents; edit writing of junior-level staffers; oversee referencing, assist as needed
  • Finance: Oversee the preparation of monthly team activity reports; develop and maintain financial trackers for projects; develop budgets for programs with minimal supervision; ensure vendors are paid on a timely manner
  • Business development: Assist with new business development, including taking an active role as part of the development/pitch team; attend brainstorms; gather and organize information, and assist with program development, as requested
  • Research: Help with research, including Internet searches, third-party audits, media audits, identification of KOLs; evaluates and analyzes information and data, including development of succinct, accurate summaries and analyses of research

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Two to three years related experience required with established track record including experience working autonomously
  • Experience presenting information both orally and in writing
  • Solid business writing skills
  • Working knowledge of media basics
  • MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel


See Inside the Office of Ogilvy

Ogilvy is one of the largest marketing communications networks in the world. Founded by David Ogilvy in 1948, Ogilvy’s commitment to innovation has made it a global leader in brand advertising. It’s used its marketing know-how to build some of the most recognizable brands in the business, including clients like Sears, American Express, and IBM—all while maintaining its strict standard of creative excellence.


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