Senior Account Executive | Corporate and Sustainability Communications

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-GA-Atlanta | US-NY-New York | US-DC-Washington
Public Relations
Regular Full-Time


Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the U.S. and internationally in London, Mexico City, and Toronto. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build the internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It’s what sets Porter Novelli apart.


The Role:

We are looking to hire an ambitious and proactive Sr. Account Executive to collaborate with and support teams across consumer-focused clients, including a leading footwear and apparel brand and a major beverage company. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of pitching and securing top tier media coverage, creating and executing strategic campaigns, crafting compelling messaging, proactively identifying trends and driving thought leadership and executive visibility for clients to engage in relevant conversations. In addition, experience with issues management and crisis communications and an interest to further grow in the reputation management space is highly desired. Come work on world class brands in a purpose-driven organization that consistently creates impactful, award-winning campaigns.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Craft stories and conduct outreach to business and trade media, especially corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability media
  • Help create and prepare integrated communications plans, including media outreach, social and digital media engagement and thought leadership and executive visibility
  • Support the execution of these plans, including but not limited to:
    • Researching and pursuing speaking engagements and awards
    • Creating compelling written content for a variety of owned, earned and paid channels
    • Identifying and executing opportunities to amplify stories through paid media
    • Securing press coverage for company news and stories
    • Pitching executives for profiles and Q&A opportunities
    • Drafting and pitching byline articles
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of client business and industry; proactively identify trends and share with account teams and clients
  • Draft written materials including message guides, client correspondence, case studies, news releases, pitch letters, fact sheets, briefing documents, and issue briefs
  • Track and merchandise client media coverage
  • Participate in client calls and meetings and respond to client’s requests, with a goal to build trusting client relationships
  • Monitor and report daily on relevant client and industry news
  • Conduct research on a range of topics including the client, their industry, key issues, competitors, and key stakeholders
  • Analyze research and provide strategic counsel related to emerging client issues
  • Help pitch new business opportunities
  • Coordinate various administrative needs, including drafting agendas, call reports and monthly reports

The Experience That Will Contribute To Your Success

  • A background in corporate communications, including sustainability communications, either within a PR/Marketing Communications Agency or in-house Corp Comms role; in terms of years you have likely been practicing your craft for 4-6 years
  • A working knowledge of the stories reporters and editors are interested in covering – creative storytelling
  • Existing relationships and the ability to quickly build and maintain effective relationships with influential media contacts, including contacts in the CSR and sustainability space
  • Understanding what makes for good digital and social media content and the ability to cross-promote
  • Ability to pivot under quick turnaround deadlines and high media profile/digital trending situations
  • Experience in account management know-how (ability to juggle is a must)
  • Balance the needs of a multitude of clients and their stakeholders
  • Working on integrated accounts
  • Clear, concise and expedient writing skills
  • Program and campaign strategic development
  • Budget management

Our ambition is simple – to become the most passionately recommended agency in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter Novelli—Join Us.



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