Assistant Account Executive, Health - New York - 10007
21 Warren St
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Salutem - a specialist Daniel J. Edelman Health agency - has an opportunity for a Assistant Account Executive to join our team to work on cutting edge campaigns in the pharma and biotech space. As an Assistant Account Executive on the Health practice, you will work with clients who are at the forefront of this changing industry and will have the ability to learn and deploy a wide variety of communications skills to a single, but diversified, industry that is of fundamental importance to individuals, governments and society at large. Furthermore, employees will hone their communication skills alongside colleagues who have deep expertise at the intersection of healthcare and public relations.
Responsibilities and Expectations
SKILLS (Client & Stakeholder Engagement, Business & Project Management, Business Development and Talent Development/Leadership)
* Demonstrates tactical and strategic knowledge of integrated Communications Marketing principles and skills * Application of key client information, including general business strategy, industry trends and issues, products/services, key opinion leaders, customers and competitors * Contributes to creation of Communications Marketing plans to meet client objectives * Manages client correspondence (e.g., daily updates, activity reports, etc.) * Plays key role in developing key messages in keeping with clients' objectives * Demonstrates the ability to write, edit and proofread to create high quality internal and external, channel-appropriate communications content * Demonstrates research abilities to support client programs and understands research techniques to assist with various Edelman consulting processes, including analysis of media coverage and online conversation (volume and tone) and identification and categorization of various stakeholders, including organizations and individuals to be engaged by clients * Coordinates and helps plan media outreach programs including tours, events, conferences, interviews and new media outreach * Demonstrates practical understanding of visual communications, desktop multimedia, social media and the digital landscape and how to incorporate these into client programs * Communicates effectively with team members * Manages multiple projects for multiple clients from concept to completion by anticipating challenges, troubleshooting problems, proposing solutions, offering client counsel, overseeing quality, and ensuring deadline and budget adherence * Demonstrates understanding of financial concepts at the project level, such as budgeting pricing structure, over-service and profitability * Understands and participates in agency billing and invoicing procedures * Records and submits time, expenses and POs to the right project codes on a timely basis * Manages vendors to ensure budget adherence and value of services purchased * Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot client budget issues and to facilitate discussions between client and agency billing departments * Assists project managers on tracking and monitoring financials (e.g., budget vs. actual) * Follows all Edelman financial policies and procedures * Participates in new business process, including research, audits, idea contribution and proposal preparation * Develops network of industry contacts; participates in relevant professional associations * Participates in cross-practice and cross-geographical teams to provide clients and prospects with the most compelling team and proposal * Takes responsibility for personal tactical growth and development using available resources, such as Edelman Learning Institute, on-the-job training and mentoring * Learns about Edelman's various capabilities and intellectual property * Contributes ideas about how to improve current capabilities and develop new ones; aids in the implementation of new capabilities * Stays up to date with emerging technologies and trends and demonstrate understanding of how they integrate into Communication Marketing programs * Commits to continuous learning and improvement of technical and leadership skills * Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Edelman's values, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Relentless pursuit of excellence
* Serves as a positive role model; supports and respects colleagues, clients and partners; focuses on self-improvement and ensures work is based on strategic insights * Effectively and consistently manages strengths and weaknesses of self; enables self to bring the best of their skills and talents to work; is consistently ambitious in setting and achieving goals * Always takes all feedback as a constructive learning opportunity and acts upon it * Freedom to be constantly curious * Pushes for creative ideas; is purposeful and enterprising in problem-solving; embraces diverse trends, skills, specialties and viewpoints * Delivers substantial change for clients and the communities in which we operate; ensures new insights from self and others fuel innovation in agency approach and client work; uses diversity of perspective to elevate client counsel, the agency and own career * Effectively implements change for clients and agency in a way that demonstrates powerful and unique thinking; uses thoughtful, strategic insights and knowledge to balance risk-taking for clients and the agency; holds others accountable for open-mindedness and embracing diverse viewpoints * Courage to do the right thing * Ensures work and relationships are founded on open and honest communications; listens and asks the right questions during day-to-day work; upholds creative, ethical and legal standards * Ensures that client counsel and agency action is always purposeful and challenging; prioritizes the interests of the wider agency; holds subordinates, peers and superiors accountable for demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior * Demonstrates a strategic and thoughtful approach in challenging others to ask the right questions; prioritizes the interests of client service excellence ahead of individual advancement
At least one year of relevant experience in Communications Marketing and/or related fields, including research, advertising, management consulting, media or publishing
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university
Previous experience working with healthcare clients is preferred
Strong research, writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to interact with clients professionally and maintain relationships with media members
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.