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Senior Account Executive, Employee Engagement / Business Transformation at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings in New York, New York

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.

Edelman’s Employee Experience and Business Transformation team works with agility and purpose everywhere work gets done. We build stronger companies from the inside out by focusing on the core driver of successful transformations – people. Our team’s human-centric approach powers successful transformation by strengthening: 

  • Valuation: We translate business strategy into transformation narratives for internal and external stakeholders, with emphasis on analysts, investors, media and industry 

  • Culture: We engage and connect employees to the organization’s core purpose, values and behaviors through personalized employee experiences 

  • Brand: We shape brand identity and ambition, and bring it to life for all stakeholders 

Our Employee Experience specialists are part of Edelman’s national U.S. practice and represent a diverse set of backgrounds and expertise. We partner seamlessly with the broader Edelman network and have dedicated specialists in our data analytics and digital teams. Our combined strength means we can serve the widest variety of client needs. And the commonality we all share is our passion to innovate the employee experience. 

Our work includes projects for the world’s largest companies including business transformations, culture programs, new corporate strategy rollouts, M&A and spinoff transactions, global ambassador programs, global town halls, and much more.

We are looking for an adaptable and high-energy communications professional at the Senior Account Executive level to join our innovative Employee Experience group in the New York office. As part of our dynamic team, you’ll contribute to the success of several major accounts across a variety of industries.

If you like solving complex problems, thinking creatively about employee communications and seeing projects through from ideation to implementation, this is the job for you. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Help develop and execute creative employee communications strategies, programs and tactics for key clients 

  • Draft client deliverables, applying or creating tools, templates and methodologies that contribute to your clients’ internal communications effectiveness 

  • Help project manage the operational and financial performance of accounts, ensuring quality work, effective processes and that client requests are handled in timely and strategic fashion 

  • Collaborate on new business proposals and presentations 

  • Take immediate action on client feedback 

  • Help supervise more junior staff by mentoring, motivating, coaching, and consistently providing feedback

About you:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ full-time experience in at least three of the following areas: internal communications, change management, employee engagement, executive communications, corporate communications, employer branding, talent attraction and retention strategies, or corporate transformations

  • Experience working in a public relations agency, fast-paced corporate, or consulting setting preferred

  • Ability to travel as needed, up to a few days a week

  • Flexibility to work on-site embedded with clients as needed

  • Can demonstrate superior writing, editing and presentation skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management and communication methodology application)

  • Ability to act as a daily client contact for multiple clients simultaneously

  • Have experience strengthening corporate cultures and helping employees connect meaningfully with their companies' vision, mission, purpose, and strategy

  • Have experience with workforce engagement in large-scale change, such as mergers, acquisitions and other major moments of transformations

  • Have worked with internal digital/social platforms (e.g. internal mobile apps, social/collaboration platform, internal messaging platforms) is a plus but not required