Senior Account Executive, Corporate ESG, Chicago, Illinois

Agency BCW
Created 10/22/2021
Reference 3E8D173C0C
Category Public Relations
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago
What does it mean to be part of BCW and the WPP network? It means being a part of a global, multi-faceted, multi-talented creative engine, with access to countless places you can grow.

As the global communications agency built to #movepeople, BCW guides client partners to powerful, culturally relevant ideas, programs and messages that inspire their key stakeholders to think differently, feel deeply and act urgently.

BCW's commitment to moving people starts with our employees. Here you'll find ways to ignite your growth while doing meaningful work for exceptional clients in an environment that prioritizes your success, compels collaboration and celebrates learning. We're committed to moving our people forward in their careers and helping them grow as people and professionals.

We wholly believe that creating truly inclusive and innovative solutions is critical to our success, so Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity and the LGBTQ+, differently abled and veteran communities.

And while there is no one kind of BCW person, everyone at BCW has something in common: A mindset, a way of responding to challenges with openness, curiosity and a commitment to learning. BCW will feed that drive by rewarding courageous tenacity and nurturing your dynamic career.

The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our Corporate ESG team in Chicago. You must be highly creative and motivated with a passion for PR and have an interest in sustainability and ESG.

Responsibilities include supporting day-to-day activities for clients, including project management, research, strategy, and media relations support. This is an opportunity to work with corporate clients on some of the most pressing sustainability challenges like net-zero carbon and achieving UN SDGs as part of our ESG team.

Our work includes CSR report writing, benchmarking, developing ESG-related media campaigns and content development. From diversity, equity and inclusion story mining to writing GRI disclosures, our team is responsible for being subject-matter experts across the ever-evolving landscape of ESG.

What you'll do as you move with us:
  • Work with our specialists to develop client strategies.
  • Research and develop creative ideas that address our clients' biggest challenges
  • Flesh out ideas as they relate to client objectives and learn how to bring them to life in presentations and written proposals
  • Showcase a command of both digital and traditional communication practices and strategies
  • Write content that helps our clients demonstrate leadership
  • Contribute to the team's success by being curious about trending topics and being a culture driver at the agency


Experience that contributes to your success:
  • 3+ years of PR and communications experience, both traditional and digital; agency experience ideal
  • Demonstrated creative and technical writing experience
  • Media relations experience
  • Strong project management experience: experience managing programs from start to finish
  • Understanding of social/digital strategy for brands
  • Confident engaging clients regularly and delivering recommendations
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills along with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to push the envelope and think outside of the box
  • Experience with social impact, ESG or sustainability-related work
  • Desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization as an active participant in culture initiatives, training opportunities and employee resource groups


More about BCW:

BCW, one of the world's largest full-service global communications and public relations agencies, is in the business of moving people on behalf of clients. BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, CSR, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company.

BCW Mission:

Organizations and industries are evolving at a rapid pace while operating in increasingly complex, connected stakeholder ecosystems. To grow and thrive in this environment, our clients need to engage colleagues, consumers, customers and other key constituents who are more diverse, elusive and over-stimulated than ever before. They have to move people - all kinds of people - to think differently, feel deeply and act urgently.

We move people with power and precision to move our clients forward. Join us in #MovingPeople.

BCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce.

Our organization participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

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