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Senior Associate, Client Experience

Weber Shandwick

Job Posting
Oct. 14, 2019

The Corporate Communications practice at Weber Shandwick has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate, Client Experience to join our team based in Des Moines. We are looking for a collaboration-minded person with excellent media relationships, account management, strategic planning, team management, and digital/social skills to help support a variety of accounts. 

Job description
• Developing public relations action plans, goals, media targets and pitch angles that require input from senior team leadership 
• Provide input on marketing campaigns and tactics with an agricultural and/or commodity focus
• Persuasively pitching media and secure high-profile coverage for clients 
• Serving as the day-to-day client contact during program execution 

• Work across multi-office, multi-disciplined teams
• Breaking down and managing detailed tasks with the account team associated with planning and implementing special public relations events such as press conferences or trade shows
• Anticipating and proactively offering solutions to senior team leadership for executional issues specific to assigned programs 
• Interact with senior management and input into tactics and strategies 
• Managing program and project budgets including program budget forecasts

 
Qualifications

• 3+ years of communications experience, preferably in an agency environment 
• Strong writing skills 
• Previous agricultural and/or commodity experience 

• Excellent communication/presentation skills; verbal and written 
• Strong attention to detail and project management skills 
• At least a Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, journalism, international relations, or a related field 

How to Apply