Senior Associate, Client Experience

Primary Location-United States-Iowa-Des Moines


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Senior Associate, Client Experience

The Corporate Communications practice at Weber Shandwick Minneapolis has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate, Client Experience to join our team based in Des Moines, Iowa. We are looking for a collaboration-minded person with excellent media relationships, account management, strategic planning, team management, and digital/social skills to help support a variety of accounts.

Job description:

  • Developing public relations action plans, goals, media targets and pitch angles that require input from senior team leadership
  • Provide input on marketing campaigns and tactics with an agricultural and/or commodity focus
  • Persuasively pitching media and secure high-profile coverage for clients
  • Serving as the day-to-day client contact during program execution
  • Work across multi-office, multi-disciplined teams
  • Breaking down and managing detailed tasks with the account team associated with planning and implementing special public relations events such as press conferences or trade shows
  • Anticipating and proactively offering solutions to senior team leadership for executional issues specific to assigned programs
  • Interact with senior management and input into tactics and strategies
  • Managing program and project budgets including program budget forecasts


  • 3+ years of communications experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Strong writing skills
  • Previous agricultural and/or commodity experience
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills; verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, journalism, international relations, or a related field

Additional Requirements

  • Travel of approximately 10% time

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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