Public Relations Senior Account Manager, Automotive Communications

Automotive Detroit, Michigan


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

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Senior Account Manager, Ford (Model e) Communications

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is seeking a confident and dynamic Senior Account Manager to join our Mobility + Transportation sector, specifically on global auto giant Ford. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting high-performing communications for Ford’s Model e (electric vehicle) group.  You should bring to this role experience in Launch + Project management, along with creative storytelling + acumen focused on building ideas and executing them with the help of our WPP partners and Ford Motor Company.  This role also comes with the expectation to support C-level executives with photo shoots, speeches, messaging, and presentations.

 What you’ll be doing:

  • Plan and implement experiential moments with client leads and partners around new Model e products and technologies 
  • Create alignment and synergies with other marketing communications departments within Model e to tell a cohesive story
  • Provide clients with informed recommendations/intelligence around consumer brands that are breaking through the clutter with rich storytelling around customer experiences
  • Working closely with WPP leads and key client contacts, ensuring high quality and precision on client deliverables
  • Integrated communications communicating with key stakeholders around Model e products, technologies and experiences
  • Developing project plans, leading brainstorming sessions, providing proactive recommendations
  • Championing H+K’s culture, leading teams, coaching and mentoring colleagues
  • Collaborating with client contacts, vendors and internal stakeholders to identify and implement new programs, tools, or processes


What you’ll need to get here

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in an agency and/or in-house comms environment
  • Skilled client-counselor with the ability to ensure client satisfaction through world-class service and results
  • Connections/relationships with consumer tech and lifestyle reporters are a plus, it is far more critical to have a deep understanding of what stories and experiences will most effectively reach the client's intended audience
  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build relationships and effectively connect with others; approachable & viewed as a responsive resource for employees and leaders.
  • Savvy about social engagement platforms and channels with an understanding of how to reach a target audience and drive engagement
  • Superb writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms with a keen eye for detail
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines with quality and efficiency
  • Professionalism, poise, and confidence participating in a variety of situations including leading client meetings or events
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Power Point & Excel)
  • Passion, integrity, and excitement for working with industry-leading teams and clients within a globally influential firm
  • Undergraduate degree



H+K Strategies is one of the world’s largest and most renowned communications firms, with more than 85 offices around the globe. 

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 
    • Insanely good vacation and wellness time off, no matter your level  
  • Plus, another 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.