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Account Executive, Tech PR at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings in San Francisco, California

Posted in Public Relations 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Edelman is a leading global Communications Marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age’s “Agency to Watch” in 2014; one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014”; and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014 and was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the third time in 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.

Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

What does it take to build an enduring career in technology communications? It takes hustle, collaboration, a passion for learning, and a talent for media engagement. At Edelman, we are fortunate to work with some of the best-known brands in technology, and we also work with emerging companies and startups at all stages. 

Edelman has an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join the technology practice in our San Francisco office! In this position, you will become an important part of our growing technology team, working on a diverse range of B2B clients for both product promotion and thought leadership. 

As an Account Executive, you will contribute to daily account work by managing small and medium projects and contributing to larger projects as directed by account leads, as well as supervise account work done by more junior staff. You will learn Edelman?s various Communications Marketing processes/approaches, including public engagement, message workshops, master narrative assignments, brand engagement, social media and paid campaigns and stakeholder mapping exercises, and support account teams in the execution of these processes for clients.

This is a great opportunity to bring your experience in public relations and your understanding of the technology space and media relations to Edelman, and to join a passionate team of tech-savvy communications professionals. Not to mention, you?ll be surrounded by really smart (and fun) people, and work in a vibrant office in San Francisco. 


  • Understand key client information, including business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors

  • Manage media relations by identifying, pitching and developing relationships with target media and influencers

  • Story mine with the client and your team, and then draft content such as pitches and social posts

  • Demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and an interest in creative problem-solving

  • Write press materials and internal communications

  • Edit and proofread written materials for quality and adherence to appropriate writing style

  • Manage projects using organizational skills, working with colleagues, vendors and support agencies and keeping project leaders apprised of status

  • Coordinate public relations and paid media tactics by managing workflow, logistics and interaction with media, vendors and influencers

  • Implement traditional and online research techniques

  • Provide client service and administrative support; attend meetings, take notes, handle scheduling logistics, and draft agendas and recaps

  • Demonstrate understanding of how to use and apply to client objectives, basic social media and online research tools including blogs, Twitter, RSS feeds, micro-blogging, social networks, etc.

  • Participate and assist in program brainstorming, development and planning

  • Commit to continuous learning through Edelman?s vast array of courses and other training opportunities

  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman?s values (the relentless pursuit of excellence, the courage to do the right thing, and the freedom to be constantly curious

Basic Qualifications:

·        At least one year of relevant experience in Communications Marketing and/or related fields, including PR, research, advertising, management consulting, media or publishing


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor?s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university

  • Intricate level of understanding of the account(s), the clients? businesses, products, markets, personnel, outside influencers, opposition, etc.

  • Solid grasp of all basic public relations tools and how they are used to achieve client goals

  • Strong research, writing and editing skills and the ability to develop media contacts/relationships

  • Fundamental understanding of media outreach assignments and the ability to apply experience and initiative in developing appropriate traditional and online media strategies