APCO Worldwide, LLC. Senior Consultant, Strategic Communications in Seattle, Washington

We are seeking a Senior Consultant (Account Supervisor) to join our growing Seattle, WA office. By joining our Seattle team, you will be joining colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. Clients come to us to help solve challenging problems, spark new ideas, launch campaigns, and connect with others. We believe in the power of communication to affect change and we are excited by purposeful work. As a Senior Consultant, you will lead project work and collaborate closely with colleagues at all levels and around the world on research, writing, media, and creative problem-solving. You ll have the opportunity to work across disciplines, including corporate communication, crisis and issues, sustainability and corporate responsibility, media relations and stakeholder engagement, and digital/social media. And you could work with clients in food and consumer products, healthcare, tech, financial, energy and nonprofit sectors. RESPONSIBILITIES * Performs day-to-day strategic communications account work, with assistance from more junior and senior colleagues, for our high profile, globally recognized clients * Independently manages several small accounts or projects for large accounts, serving as account lead and/or primary point of contact with support and supervision, as needed * Manages client expectations, earning their respect, trust and confidence through proactive account management to successfully maintain and grow client relationships * Develops and manages project programming, including implementation plans, staffing plans, budgets, timelines and measurement/evaluation * Produces high-quality, client-ready written deliverables, such as press materials, messaging toolkits, social media strategies, and advocacy communications, often under tight deadlines * Leads media relations efforts, including cultivating relationships with media, drafting strategies, organizing press conferences, and more * Integrates digital and social media tactics with overall communications strategy and construct traditional and digital measurement deliverables upon request * Familiarity with a variety of social media tools and the metrics that drive success within those tools * Drives and supports business development activities, including drafting of written proposals, developing new business presentations and participating in pitch presentations * Articulates and applies agency vision, goals, practice areas, products, and overall capabilities QUALIFICATIONS * 5-6 years of PR / strategic communications, public affairs or media experience agency experience is a plus. Knowledge of the technology sector preferred * Bachelor s degree from an accredited university in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or other related field * Solid project management experience and a proven ability to manage multiple projects and client initiatives and teams of both junior and senior colleagues in a fast-paced environment APCO Worldwide, named "Public Affairs Agency of the Year" 2017 Best Large Agency to Work For 2013-2014 and one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. EOE M/F/V/D Employer's Job# opVd9fwq P