Mobility + Transportation Communications, Account Manager

Automotive Dallas, Texas New York, New York Washington D.C., District Of Columbia Chicago, Illinois Austin, Texas Houston, Texas San Francisco, California Los Angeles, California


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Mobility + Transportation Communications, Account Manager


Hill+Knowlton Strategies has an immediate need for an Account Manager to support its growing U.S. Mobility + Transportation (M+T) practice. This is an amazing opportunity to work with companies that are and implementing some of the world’s most innovative new technologies. You will have the opportunity to grow as a communications professional within a global network of subject matter experts and experience and learn a full spectrum of communications skills, working in a fully integrated manner with our content and publishing experts, data and analytics teams, public affairs experts, crisis counselors, and other specialists.    


What you’ll be doing:

  • Serving as a client lead or contributing team member, helping to execute all phases of communications programs (including research, planning, media relations)
  • Developing proactive storylines, packaging news announcements, and driving earned media opportunities and results
  • Utilizing strategic thinking to translate data results into impactful communications strategy that yields measurable results
  • Collaborating with specialists in other disciplines to meet and exceed client objectives
  • Contributing to client goals and objectives by preparing written reports, presentations, message development, pitch angles, data analysis and measurement
  • Contributing creativity, passion and expertise to an entrepreneurial team environment where everyone’s voice is heard, highly valued and rewarded
  • Serve as a manager and mentor to talented, motivated team members


What you’ll need to get here: 

  • 6+ years’ experience in strategic communications with a specialized focus on media relations and client counsel
  • Problem-solving capabilities with a client service mindset
  • Ability to develop pitch angles and identify strong client narratives that capture attention and communicate a clear brand message 
  • Digital and social media savvy with an understanding of how to reach a target audience and drive engagement through compelling content
  • Superb writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms with a keen eye for detail (i.e.., experience writing press releases, white papers, op-eds, talking points, social media content, and more) 
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines and work with quality and efficiency 
  • Professionalism, poise and confidence participating in a variety of situations including client meetings, internal executive meetings and media events 
  • Passion, integrity and excitement for working with industry-leading teams and clients within a globally influential firm
  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Business


What the role can offer you: 

  • Strong leadership opportunities with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, learning and development, and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best
  • Exercising creativity in communications strategy and planning
  • A career working with bold, creative teams and well-known client brands
  • The opportunity to:
    • work alongside senior colleagues to manage the day-to-day activities for some of our sector’s key clients
    • handle integrated storytelling across paid, earned, owned and shared channels.
    • execute strategic and proactive media relations with an array of national, regional, and local media, with an emphasis on California print, broadcast, and online outlets and California-based journalists for national and trade media.
    • generate fresh ideas for programs, events and media outreach that support client objectives 
    • assist in the development of client messaging and positioning for corporate and executive thought leadership programs 
    • develop crisp and compelling written materials that articulate and promote our client’s initiatives and programs 
  • Competitive benefits package - including healthy vacation policy, wellness time, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, schedule and location flexibility, fitness reimbursement, and birthday day off


Ready for your next chapter? 
If you think this is the right position for you, please submit your resume, cover letter salary expectations.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international communication company with over 85 offices in 40 countries around the world.

We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEO’s, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. 


Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.


At H+K our belief is that the agency is a canvas for everyone to write their own story. This job description is written at a moment in time; whatever role you take at H+K we expect you to evolve that role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new standards in the industry.

Join our team and harness the power of the public.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry