Job type full-time
Full job description
Sage communications is looking for a highly motivated public relations professional to join the team as an account managerSage’s office is located in tysons corner, vaAll of our positions have flexibility in terms of hybrid and fully remote optionsSage is an award-winning, full-service, integrated communications agency that provides strategic services to clients including marketing, pr, event support, advertising and morePrimarily focused on the technology, b2b and the public sector/government arenas, we work with all ranges of companies from emerging start-ups to fortune 50 companies.
Sage is a prnews’ 2022 agency elite top 100 firm, recognizing its innovation, strategy and creativity, and commitment to results, reputation, media coverage and thought leadership.
Why further your career at sage?
Our reputation — we are known as the foremost technology b2g communications firm bar noneSage was named one of the top places to work in pr in 2018 and is consistently listed by the washington business journal as one of the top 10 public relations agencies in the regionWe work with the biggest brands in the business.
We are growing — our agency is growing, and our pr department has grown every year over the last decade.
We build value — we emphasize providing value to our clients and our team membersYou will have the opportunity to achieve ever-greater results and success here at sageYou will have the potential to make an impact at the highest level of the agency from day one.
Emphasis on professional development — we recognize that for our department to continue its growth, our team’s careers must grow as wellAt sage, you have the freedom to develop your career in the direction you want it to goAnd with the full support of the sage professional development initiatives, we help you grow and flourish through our mentoring and continuous feedback process.
If you can’t tell, at sage communications, we bring our passion for creating stories that inform, educate, persuade and shape perception to create relationships and compel actionWe fully engage – applying our expertise and insight to move market conversations in meaningful ways.
In short, we build value because our clients don`t buy effort — they buy outcomesAnd the way we work is based directly on producing outcomes and successesCreating real value — whether it`s leads, revenue, awareness, loyalty, or capitalization — is our performance metricAnd we help our clients create and protect more value, in more places, than they ever thought possible.
Think you’re up to the challenge?
Here are the responsibilities you’ll have as an account manager on our team:
Assume majority of responsibilities for effectively leading account teams, building client rapport, mentoring and ensuring all staff clearly understand accounts and assignments, and the entire team is working in a cooperative fashion to promote great work as well as a positive internal team environment
Assist in developing and executing strategic communication plans and campaign strategies that offer unique strategies tailored to the needs of the client
Provide strategic counsel to clients in messaging and positioning
Help lead the strategy and execution of pr and awareness programs for technology and government clients including media tours, feature story development, social media programs, press releases, award programs, analyst relations, executive speaker placement, etc.
Collaborate across marketing, strategy, events, interactive, design and advertising departments to develop and execute integrated communications programs
Mentor and manage pr staff
Train corporate executive spokespeople in effective media interview strategies and tactics
Set client expectations, ensuring projects remain within scope and manage all deliverables
Support business development efforts
Required skills and qualifications:
6+ years of experience in public relations and/or related communications fields
At least 2 years of account/team leadership experience
Leadership courage; ability to appropriately challenge the status quo and influence others
Agency experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree in communications or equivalent experience
Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Strategic-yet-creative thinker and self-starter willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
Government and/or technology strongly preferred
New business development experience a plus
Other attributes that will help you in this role:
Can inspire trust and confidence, including the ability to sell ideas and influence directly and indirectly
Prefers high-energy environment characterized by high-growth expectations
Expert-level verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including the ability to distill complex issues and concepts into compelling storytelling
Approaches challenging circumstances and relationships with confidence and initiative
Excellent listener balanced with the ability to challenge colleagues constructively and stimulate critical thinking in teammates
Confident decision-maker supported by disciplined, logical thinking, attention to detail and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions
Deep communications/pr/social media expertise and the ability to interpret emerging trends, transfer knowledge to peers, and implement experience to enable continued achievement of the company’s vision
Strong business acumen/sensitivity; thinks holistically, incorporates overall company objectives in developing team strategies and decisions
Sage communication is an equal opportunity employer and therefore provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Sage communications expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
For more information regarding equal employment opportunity please go to: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/discrimination