Senior Account Executive/Account Manager – Technology Public Affairs

Public affairs Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Senior Account Executive/Account Manager – Technology Public Affairs


Hill+Knowlton Strategies is looking for a highly motivated, client-focused Senior Account Executive/Account Manager to support accounts across a variety of sectors, including specifically our growing U.S. Technology Practice and our expanding Public Affairs team.

The successful candidate will be someone who feels a strong sense of responsibility for the client/agency relationship; we are looking for a team player who supports the greater account needs and is able to lead day-to-day projects. The candidate should find professional satisfaction in delivering high-quality work every day, sometimes under tight timelines. A passion for media relations is an absolute must. The successful candidate will have a knack for storytelling and pitch development and enjoy fostering relationships with clients and reporters alike, not just by email but by phone and eventually in person. We’re looking for candidates who bring enthusiasm and curiosity to the job, who understand our role as counselors, and seek to learn everything they can about the industries within which their clients live. If you enjoy the craft of media relations, the art of storytelling, and the science of client counsel, we want to talk to you!

This is a unique opportunity to work in a leadership role, grow as a communications practitioner, exercise strategic thinking, creativity, and passion on behalf of our client roster.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Serving as a client lead, 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 across the business and technology media landscape
  • Utilizing strategic thinking to translate data results into impactful communications strategy that yields measurable results
  • 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:

  • 4-6 years of experience working in strategic communications with a specialized focus on media relations and client counsel
  • Experience serving as a day-to-day client director
  • Superb writing, editing and analytical skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Advanced skill in the Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint; ability to produce reports in PowerPoint that visualize data and communicate data results
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines and work with quality and efficiency
  • Adaptable self-starter, able to work independently and collaborate within a complex, multi-agency environment including remote team members
  • Professionalism, poise and confidence participating in a variety of situations including client presentations and events
  • Passion, integrity and excitement for working with industry-leading teams and clients within a globally influential firm
  • Interest in the technology business and curiosity about finding and telling interesting client stories

What’s next?

If you think this is the right position for you, please submit your résumé, cover letter and salary expectations. 

What the role can offer you:

  • Competitive benefits package—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, schedule and location flexibility, fitness reimbursement, your birthday off, commuter assistance and more
  • A career working with bold, creative teams and well-known client brands
  • New business commission potential and employee referral bonus
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills to become your professional best