Daniel J. Edelman, Inc. Assistant Account Executive, Corporate Communications in Seattle, Washington

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Edelman has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Account Executive in our Seattle office! This vital position will support our Corporate & Public Affairs team, working on a diverse range of corporate, consumer and technology clients. This is a great opportunity to bring your experience in public relations and your understanding of issues management, crisis communications, finance regulations, health initiatives, employee communications, public involvement and media relations to Edelman. Not to mention, you’ll be surrounded by really smart (and fun) people, work in a vibrant downtown office, and keep caffeinated with free coffee and soda. Responsibilities: The assistant account executive is responsible for supporting account teams in daily activities. S/he will learn Edelman’s various consulting processes/approaches, including public engagement, message workshops, master narrative assignments, brand engagement, social media campaigns and stakeholder mapping exercises, and support account teams in the execution of these processes for clients. Expected competencies include: Client Service: * Demonstrate an understanding of the social media industry and basic principles of community engagement * Understand key client information including business strategy, products and services, key customers and competitors * Provide client service administration including preparing client status and activity reports, attending meetings and conference calls, compiling conversational monitoring reports and competitor coverage, scheduling and logistics * Research, outline, write, edit and proofread materials, specifically content calendars for Facebook and Twitter * Assist with research including analysis of online conversations * Coordinate projects and events including inviting influencers, attending events, and preparing reports * Demonstrate a general knowledge of social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Gather.com,YouTube, etc. People Development: * Contribute to the performance appraisal process for peers, managers and interns * Supervise interns/ trainees * Understand internal operations and inter-team cooperation * Commit to continuous learning and improvement of your tactical skills by attending Edelman University classes and seeking other training, including on-the-job training and mentoring Business Development: * Participate in the new business process including research, audits and preparation of proposals Financial Planning and Management: * Understand account budget parameters and over-servicing * Provide administrative support for team * Record and submit time, expenses and POs to the right project codes on a timely basis - ideally daily, but no later than weekly * Notify supervisor of any potential cost overruns * Follow all Edelman financial policies and procedures Leadership: * Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct * Live “in color” by exploring and being active in the world outside of work, including the arts, culture, politics, literature, charitable organizations and/or other personal passions Product Capability and Development: * Learn about Edelman’s various capabilities and contribute ideas when appropriate about how to improve them and develop new capabilities * Aid in the implementation of new capabilities * Stay up to date with emerging technologies and trends VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO REQUIRED SKILLS: Basic Qualifications: This is an entry-level account position. An assistant account executive will possess good interpersonal and communicatio