Senior Account Executive – crisis comms linked to meaty, global issues

I have an opportunity for a Senior Account Executive who has experience in crisis communications, but who is also open to something particularly entrepreneurial.

My client is a relatively new consultancy, set up by a highly impressive industry figure, with a background in strategic and crisis comms, including fascinating international relations activity. In its first two years an array of clients have come knocking at their door, all of whom bring meaty reputational challenges. All their work is rooted in campaigns that genuinely matter, and activity that is exclusively linked to major global issues.

The team is looking for a Senior Account Executive to work primarily in its issues and crisis team. You will get to work on the most exciting crises that have recently been in the headlines, and projects that truly matter and will make a difference. The nature of the work is complex and challenging, while at the same time highly rewarding.

Whilst crisis activity from a media perspective will be part of the role, the team’s activity runs deeper than that, including more technical activity such as scenario planning strategy. As such the role will suit someone genuinely excited by what crisis comms represents: the pressurised, sensitive mature of the work, the idea of working with lawyers and clients on complex issues, the focus on genuinely strategic counsel, messaging and analysis.

Key criteria include:
– previous experience in crisis and issues communications
– excellent writing skills
– a strategic thinker with the foresight to anticipate potential developments, and think five steps ahead
– given the nature of the work you will require the ability to remain calm and collected even under pressure and in stressful decision times. This is crucial as clients require a steady and reliable hand that emanates this
– an entrepreneurial spirit – this is a young business that deeply cares about the work that it does and the business that it grows. As such, it is vital that you are entrepreneurially minded with an eagerness to be part of seeing it grow and succeed.