Assistant Account Executive, International Affairs at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Miami, Florida

Job Description:

As the world's leading global communications firm, with thousands of employees in 65 cities worldwide, Edelman has helped governments and corporations enhance their ability to speak to global publics for more than six decades. Today, Edelman is recognized as a leader in helping clients engage in constructive social dialogue internationally on some of the world's most critical issues. Edelman is also known for evolving, promoting, and protecting some of the world's most iconic and celebrated brands. We aspire to do work that moves people. Spanning beyond sectors and areas of expertise, we are fanatics about finding an insight or truth that will inform smart strategy, breakthrough creative, and brilliant programming for our clients.

Based in Miami, the International Affairs (IA) team is in search of a talented Assistant Account Executive (AAE) to join its ranks, with a dual role focused on project management and media relations. The IA team develops targeted communications campaigns for clients, including governments, international NGOs, global corporations and others. We know national and international media, understand cultural nuances, have lived and worked overseas, and support a variety of client projects ranging from short-term work to large, multi-faceted campaigns. We work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse teams across Edelman's global network. The team's current areas of expertise include media relations, reputation building and crisis and issue preparedness and management in the areas of transportation, travel and hospitality and government. The team is also the go-to network resource for work in the Puerto Rico market.

The AAE will support all aspects of our work-from conducting independent research projects to preparing first drafts of messaging material to supporting large accounts through project management to executing media relations work in Latin America, the U.S. and internationally -and will need to possess solid writing abilities, international experiences/perspectives, a willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Expected Competencies Include

    • Provide client service project management administration, including preparing client status and activity reports, attending meetings and conference calls, compiling conversational recaps, coordinating presentations, and managing overall team scheduling and logistics.

    • Research, outline, write, edit and proofread written deliverables.

    • Be a media relations expert in the making - conduct media monitoring, identify media trends, contribute to the development of earned media strategies and create media materials to support client campaigns, including but not limited to key messages, pitches, fact sheets, media lists and press releases.

    • Understand key client information including business strategy, products and services, outlook, goals, key audiences, and competitors.

    • Play a role in the creation of client communications plans and goals, as well as new business proposals and materials.

    • Serve as the team's knowledge manager (KM), oversee the development and tracking of team case studies, and act as point person among the office's other KMs.

    • Coordinate among Edelman's award-winning team of creative, digital, and social teams, account strategists and subject matter experts to provide clients with customized counsel.

    • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals;

    • Demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, and an interest in creative problem-solving.

    • Demonstrate being a detail-oriented communicator with an energetic presence and entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for someone who is media savvy, collaborative, hungry to learn and try/recommend new tactics.

    • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman's values (Quality, Integrity, Respect, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Mutual Benefits) and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

Basic Qualifications

    • This is an entry-level account position. The Assistant Account Executive will possess good interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Excellent organizational and project management skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments, and deadlines.

    • Solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and general office logistics.

    • International mindset and fluent knowledge of written and spoken Spanish.

    • Strong work ethic and dedication to consistently provide quality work.

    • Previous internship experience in the communications field and a bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university is preferred.

    • Ability to think quickly on their feet and to manage short-term requests and long-term projects.

    • The ideal candidate will follow instructions from supervisors but also take initiative regarding client work.

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age's 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report's 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor's Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

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