1+ months

Federal - Media Relations Lead

Arlington, VA 22212


Organization: Accenture Federal Services



Location: Arlington, VA







Accenture Federal Services,
helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing
their fullest potentialand then some. What makes our approach so unique? Operating
from the nations capital, we bring together commercial innovation and
leading-edge technologies to deliver an integrated and interactive experience
that far exceeds expectations. How? Our passion meets purpose! Through our
diverse culture and inclusive thinking, we embrace our employees' ideas taking
them from concept to practical solutions. Not to mention, we sleep well at
night knowing our work directly impacts and improves the way the world works.
We keep our tech smarts sharp by providing abundant training and certification
opportunities. Are you ready to learn and grow in a career, while making a
difference?







You Are:



Accenture is looking for a dynamic public
relations pro to lead the strategy, execution, and coordination of a
comprehensive media relations program for Accenture Federal Services. The role
is responsible for generating media coverage in influential local press in
support of priority business objectives.







Additionally, this role is responsible leading
and implementing an executive and subject matter expert positioning program,
applying media relations, social media, earned media, speaking engagements, and
awards.







This individual will report to the Accenture
Federal Services Marketing & Communications Lead and works closely with the
AFS Marketing + Communications team, business leaders, and subject matter
experts. The individual will also
collaborate with national, industry, business, and global media relations
professionals.




Here Is What You
Need:




+ Bachelors
Degree or 5 years of equivalent industry experience


+ Demonstrated
understanding and experience in the U.S. federal market.


+ Local
resident in the Washington, DC, metro area.


+ Experience
at building strong working relationships and providing strategic counsel to
senior leadership


+ Demonstrated
leadership, teamwork, and collaboration in professional setting


+ Demonstrated
knowledge and ability for media measurement tools, tactics, and capabilities




Bonus Points If:




+ Advanced
Degree


+ 10 years
experience in PR/corporate communications in the technology and/ or
professional services sectors. In-house
or agency.


+ Strong
relationships with federal market-relevant press, analysts, and related
influencers.


+ Federal
government industry understanding required, professional services or IT
industry experience a plus


+ Able to
leverage social media to augment and amplify media relations program.


+ National
perspective and understanding of intersection of the US Federal and commercial
issues; quick thinking with an inquisitive nature and desire to learn about
issues, the technology ecosystem, and all aspects of business.


+ Able to
partner with and influence executives at all levels of the organization through
relationship building and executive-level presence.


+ Demonstrated
ability to provide strategic support and counsel, issues management experience
a plus.


+ Exceptionally
detail oriented yet equally flexible and agile. Comfortable with ambiguity.


+ Proven
ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.


+ Ability to
be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment.


+ Innovative/creative
problem-solving skills.


+ Passion
for executing deliverables and programs of the highest quality possible.


+ Excellent
communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills


+ Excellent
negotiation, influence, mediation, and conflict management skills.


+ Strong
leadership skillsteam building, supervision, mentoring.


+ Ability to
work autonomously and independently yet integrate and collaborate with other
areas within Marketing & Communications and other areas across the
business.


+ Demonstrated
leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian


+ Demonstrated
teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or
civilian




The Extras:




+ US Citizenship Required












Important Information:



Applicants for employment in the US must have
work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a
visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture
Federal Services.






Accenture Federal Services is an EEO and
Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with
Disabilities. Equal Employment Opportunity: All employment decisions shall be
made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin,
ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status
or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.






Job candidates will not be obligated to
disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the
hiring process.






Accenture Federal Services is committed to
providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.






Candidates who are currently employed by a
client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for
consideration.






An active security clearance or the ability to
obtain one may be required for this role.

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Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-03-05

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