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Senior Account Executive, Corporate

Edelman Tokyo | Hybrid
EN: business
JP: fluent
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

This is a senior account service position within our Corporate team. The successful candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in order to work effectively with a variety of people of all levels. S/he must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and multiple deadlines. Excellent attention to detail, a passion for the news, media and communications, and enthusiasm for delivering great results for clients are essential.


  • Contribute to creation of communications plans that meet client objectives
  • Build relationship with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Consistently produce high quality internal and external communications content often under tight timelines and with competing priorities
  • Demonstrate tactical proficiency in media relations, including creating and driving both traditional and social media outreach plans
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
  • Supervise staff junior to you by motivating, coaching and consistently providing feedback
  • Aid in new business process including idea contribution, research and proposal preparation
  • Monitor and analyze media trends and social conversations to uncover news trends, new media columns and story ideas for clients
  • Providing day-to-day account support and managing multiple projects simultaneously, keeping teams organized and updated
  • When appropriate, utilize sector and industry knowledge and expertise to support across client accounts.
  • Interact with and manage relationships with peer clients (clients at similar levels) with successful, long term engagement.
  • Expand understanding and application of time managements skills and basic budget management skills in training toward project management.


Basic Qualifications

  • The senior account executive must have at least two years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a matrix structure 
  • Ability to work calmly, accurately, and efficiently under multiple deadlines, often with short lead-times
  • Ability to develop relationships with media and apply experience and initiative in developing traditional and digital media relations strategies 
  • Enthusiasm and energy for communications and delivering great client work
  • Ability to conduct accurate, detailed research and analysis across digital and social media Good communication skills, both written and verbal; able to articulate point of view
  • Exceptional attention to detail, tenacity, and organization and planning skills 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit - willingness to ‘get stuck in’ and make the most of opportunities
  • Emotional intelligence, decorum, and situational awareness in relation to client, team and inter-office interactions. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Business-level Japanese writing skills and Expert-level English writing skills

About the Company

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).