Senior Account Executive, Employee Engagement + Internal Communications

AutomotiveHybrid Remote, Detroit, Michigan


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

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Senior Account Executive, Employee Engagement + Internal Communications

H+K Strategies supports the Ford Communications team and is looking for talent to join its Employee Engagement and Employee Communications team.

Ford Communications serves as an accelerant for the company’s transformation, working to advance Ford’s business success and future vision through innovative, world-class communications. We seek to establish Ford as the world’s most trusted company in a new competitive era; inspire a culture of optimism, competitiveness, and creative excellence among our Ford team, partners, and advocates; build the Ford brand and create a desire for our vehicles and services; and demonstrate our drive to create value for stakeholders. As we build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive global Communications team, we are looking for passionate, creative professionals who can inspire our employee base with innovative ideas that drive engagement.

Role Overview

  • Supports execution of an employee engagement communication plan, including both virtual and on-site events
  • Focuses on coordinating between various Communications teams (Product Comms, Corporate Comms, DEI, etc.) to proactively create, track and advance opportunities for engagement
  • Supports the internal communications team in activating a passionate employee base as advocates

Here’s what you’d be doing:

  • Participate in communications projects and teams to ensure engagement opportunities are comprehended and executed across the organization
  • Support on-site events and activations to ensure excellence in execution
  • Track projects and work with all partners to ensure deliverables are met on-time
  • Collaborate with internal and agency partners to stay current / relevant on engagement trends
  • Create program and project reports with results and highlights
  • Monitors comments on internal channels and provides reports
  • Manage promotion campaigns and participation


Here’s what you’ll need to get here:

  • 2+ years of experience in event management and executions
  • Experience in employee communications is a plus
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Good command of English and communications skills
  • Must be located in SE Michigan and available to support meetings and events onsite
  • Be flexible and optimistic
  • Work to build a culture of creative excellence in engagement and events
  • Apply learnings and insights to subsequent projects
  • Foster a culture of belonging at Ford


At H+K here in the U.S., our first priority is our people and creating an experience for each employee that is positive and fulfilling. Do you like being able to work from anywhere and in a way that is best for your life?  Come join us at H+K. Do you like working for the industry’s most exciting clients and supporting headline-grabbing programs? Come join us at H+K. Do you like working with nice people? Come join us at H+K. Do you like industry-best benefits, vacation time, wellness time, and parental leave?  You guessed it, come join us at H+K.  

Come join us at H+K. Where we believe in the power of “Being” everything that our employees need us to be – creating a work life that is all about Being Flex, Being Connected, Being Well, Being Empowered, and Being Valued. And we keep innovating and evolving our employee experience based on what we hear directly from our team members because we strive to be the absolute best place to work. 

 So, let’s recap, what to expect if you were to work at H+K: 

  • Nice, passionate colleagues and a supportive work culture 
  • Flexible work modes program, where you can choose whether you work from home, work from the office or a mix of both – a completely hybrid, distributed workforce 
  • Exciting clients and apps to stretch up and across to grow within the company 
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Amazing, industry-best benefits, such as 
    • Comprehensive and inclusive health, dental, vision, and mental healthcare 
    • Back-up care paid parental leave (16-week maternity leave!), and other family solutions
    • Retirement savings and student loan refinancing partner options 
    • Incredibly good vacation and wellness time off, no matter your level  
  • Plus, other engaging employee programming, such as  
    • Ally and Mentorship program 
    • Employee Resource Groups 
    • Employee Experience committees 
    • And, worth mentioning, frequent meetups and gatherings

Most importantly! As an Equal Opportunity Employer, H+K 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.