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Senior Account Executive, Earned Media Specialist

Daniel J. Edelman Holdings
Chicago, IL 60602
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Edelman is looking for a superior Senior Account Executive, Earned Media to join our Consumer/Brand Team supporting consumer brand clients. The ideal candidate has strong media relations and storytelling skills, is detailed oriented, collaborative, a problem solver at heart, and is well versed in digital/social media. Experience with CPG and food accounts, as well as experience in a newsroom, are a plus.

This is a great opportunity to advance your experience with top consumer brands, work on creative campaigns and help the team engage stakeholders across a variety of channels. Not to mention,you'llwork and learn from some of the best in the business and be a part of a firm that prides itself on entrepreneurialism and forward thinking.


    • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the public relations industry and its basic principles
    • Provide earned media insights and strategic guidance to internal teams and external clients
    • Build media relationships across national, regional and local/trade publications
    • Educate internal teams and clients on the ever-evolving earned media landscape
    • Understand key client information, including business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors
    • Provide client service administration, including preparing client status and activity reports, attending meetings and conference calls, compiling media and competitor coverage, coordinating press pitching, scheduling and logistics
    • Research, outline, write, edit and proofread materials, including press materials, media strategies, outreach lists, and more
    • Assist with research, including analysis of media coverage and online conversations
    • Demonstrate a general knowledge of social media tools
    • Proactively develop and offer fresh story angles to internal account teams and clients
    • Manage projects using organizational skills, working with colleagues, vendors and support agencies and keeping project leaders apprised of status
    • Help supervise interns/trainees
    • Participate in the new business process, including research, audits, preparation of proposals and support for new business pitches

Basic Qualifications:

The senior media executive must have at least 2-3 years of relevant experience in public relations and/or news media (publishing/editorial or broadcast).

Preferred Qualifications:

- They will have an intricate level of understanding of the account(s), the clients' businesses, products, markets, personnel, outside influencers, opposition, etc.

- They will have a strong understanding of the earned media landscape-including what makes a story for different media verticals, and how their clients can break through

They will have a solid grasp of all basic public relations tools and how they are used to achieve client goals.

- They also will have solid research, writing and editing skills and the ability to develop media contacts/relationships.

- They are expected to have a strong understanding of media outreach assignments and apply experience and initiative in developing appropriate traditional and online media strategies.

- They must be a proactive self-starter with excellent organizational and project management skills, and the ability to adapt to change and meet deadlines.

- Theyhavean affinity for storytelling, and is able to generate creative ideas, take risks and think big.


Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age's 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report's 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor's Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

For more information please visit: www.edelman.com

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

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Posted: 2021-02-09 Expires: 2021-03-10
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