Senior Account Executive, Brand Marketing (Consumer/Sports)


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Position Details

Senior Account Executive, Brand Marketing (Consumer/Sports)
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

FleishmanHillard Chicago has an immediate opportunity for a communications specialist with extensive experience in media relations, influencer marketing and consumer programs for major brands, preferably for consumer package goods and lifestyle clients. The Senior Account Executive will play a lead role in developing programs, managing day-to-day account activities, and creating relevantly comprehensive earned media campaigns. The SAE will work primarily on consumer-focused accounts, and assist in business development.

The successful candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills, earned media relations experience and relationships particularly lifestyle and sports media; the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships; strong writing skills; event management skills and experience executing multiple programs. They will also have an understanding of how DE&I lives within our work and our agency.

At FleishmanHillard, we embrace challenges, think boldly, trust each other, and harness our talented worldwide network to provide the best in-class counsel to our roster of remarkable global clients. Are you ready to join the team?

We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


  • Managing the day-to-day logistics for key clients in the consumer practice. 
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of earned media, influencer and social/digital strategies and event planning. 
  • High profile earned media pitching, managing media tours. 
  • Leading the execution of specific programs within large accounts. 
  • Writing messaging, pitches and client POVs. 
  • Collaborating across practice and expertise areas to bring best thinking to clients. 
  • Developing and managing budgets, staffing, and administrative account needs. 
  • Researching, planning, and executing events. 
  • Identifying and working with key influencers and influencer networks. 
  • Doing research and gathering insights relative to programs and new business. 
  • Developing client relationships. 
  • Monitoring and reporting on regular basis.
  • 3-5 years of consumer marketing experience in public relations, journalism or a similar field gained in an agency or a corporate environment. A passion for sports is preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in strategic communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field. 
  • Consumer brand sports experience (amateur, collegiate, or professional) and an engaged/active interest in sports is highly preferred. 
  • Experience and understanding of consumer brands food industry and issues, as well as knowledge of consumer communications highly preferred.

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