Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA
 

Accenture Federal Services, helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing their fullest potential…and then some. What makes our approach so unique? Operating from the nation’s 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.



Qualifications

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 skills—team 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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