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Senior Account Executive, Integrated Communications (Corporate + Public Affairs)
ICF Next is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving others' lives and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek to build a culture that encourages, embraces, and is inclusive of all dimensions of difference.
@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.
We’re currently hiring for a Senior Account Executive, Corporate + Public Affairs to join our growing Corporate Affairs team in our Chicago office.
As a Senior Account Executive, you will:
Act as day-to-day client contact for various projects
Responsible for many day-to-day activities, including status updates, traditional and social media monitoring and reporting, tracking industry- and client-related issues, etc.
Develop internal- and external-facing messaging, such as press releases, holding statements and employee communications
Create media strategies and conduct/coordinate media relations in local and national markets, respond to media inquiries
Regularly monitor media to mine for potential client issues, threats and opportunities
Contribute to strategic planning for clients and the agency
Fully understand relevant aspects of our clients’ businesses and generate new ideas to solve their communication challenges
Collaborate on a regular basis with team members across multiple functions and practice areas within the agency
As a Senior Account Executive, you will need to:
Demonstrate a record of success in executing media relations and internal communications campaigns
Be comfortable working directly with C-Suite clients
Demonstrate a basic understanding of issues management
Be comfortable solving complex problems
Be a versatile team player who enjoys collaboration
Thrive and be flexible in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Exhibit excellent written and verbal skills, strong presentation skills
Take a solution-oriented approach to problem-solving and issues management
Enjoy building client relationships
Have a serious work ethic with the ability to not take yourself too seriously
Have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in public relations, communications or other closely related field
Have a four-year college degree in a relevant field of study
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.
Chicago, IL (IL14)