Technology PR, Senior Account Executive

Technology San Francisco, California Costa Mesa, California Los Angeles, California


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Senior Account Executive

H+K Strategies is searching for a highly motivated, talented Senior Account Executive to support one of the world’s largest technology companies within our growing U.S. Technology practice. This is a unique opportunity to grow as a communications professional working within a dynamic, global agency and on a client that strives to use its prominent global reach to have an innovative and positive impact on the world.

The ideal candidate will be someone who has a client-obsessed mindset to deliver results and superior client service. The successful candidate will have a knack for storytelling and plan development and enjoy fostering relationships with clients and reporters alike. A passion for media relations isn’t just a plus, it’s a must-have. We’re looking for candidates who bring enthusiasm and curiosity to the job and seek to learn everything they can about the industries within which their clients live. If you enjoy the craft of media relations, and the art of storytelling, and want to learn more about the science of client counsel, this may be the role for you!

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Planning and executing strategic executive communications programs that connect to innovative, emerging technologies
  • Leveraging top-tier media relationships to drive successful earned media outcomes for clients
  • Exercising creativity in account strategy and planning
  • Providing clients with proactive and informed recommendations based on a true understanding of, and changes within, the media landscape
  • Using data and analytics to report results and insights that are valuable to the client and key executives
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with client contacts
  • Proactively identifying and developing story angles or new ideas
  • Contributing superb writing abilities and developing materials that articulate and promote our client’s initiatives and programs
  • Generating fresh ideas for programs, events and media outreach that parallel client objectives
  • Working closely with H+K team members and key client contacts across multiple projects at the same time, ensuring high quality and precision on client deliverables
  • Contributing creativity, passion, and expertise to an entrepreneurial team environment where everyone’s voice is heard, highly valued and rewarded

What else is in it for you?

  • Competitive benefits package—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support), fitness reimbursement, your birthday off, and more
  • Flexible working models
  • A career working with and influencing bold, impactful clients and innovative account teams
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training, and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills, and become your professional best

 What you’ll need to get here:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Located in the Pacific Time Zone; California or San Francisco-based is preferred, but not required
  • 3+ years experience in strategic communications/public relations; experience working with clients in the technology sector; agency experience highly preferred
  • Proven track record of successful planning and executing executive communications programs that meet client business objectives
  • Earned media expertise with the ability to develop media strategy and secure earned media coverage for clients
  • Strong understanding of the media landscape; proactive in tracking relevant changes in the media and the ability to make recommendations/share insight with client contacts based on those changes
  • Digital & social media savvy with an understanding of how toreach a target audience anddrive engagement through new media
  • Enthusiasm for working as a leader within a team, managing, and upskilling junior staff while modeling corporate culture values
  • Excellent client service skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with client contacts
  • Superb writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms with a keen eye for detail and love of the written word
  • Passion, integrity, and excitement for the H+K brand
  • Professionalism, poise, and confidence in participating in a variety of situations including client meetings, internal executive meetings, and media events