Description Responsibilities: The assistant account executive is responsible for supporting account teams in daily activities. S/he will learn Edelmanu2019s various consulting processes/approaches, including public engagement, message workshops, master narrative assignments, brand engagement, social media campaigns and stakeholder mapping exercises, and support account teams in the execution of these processes for clients. Expected competencies include: Client Service: Demonstrate an understanding of the social media industry and basic principles of community engagement Understand key client information including business strategy, products and services, key customers and competitors Provide client service administration including preparing client status and activity reports, attending meetings and conference calls, compiling conversational monitoring reports and competitor coverage, scheduling and logistics Research, outline, write, edit and proofread materials, specifically content calendars for Facebook and Twitter Assist with research including analysis of online conversations Coordinate projects and events including inviting influencers, attending events, and preparing reports Demonstrate a general knowledge of social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Gather.com,YouTube, etc. People Development: Contribute to the performance appraisal process for peers, managers and interns Supervise interns/ trainees Understand internal operations and inter-team cooperation Commit to continuous learning and improvement of your tactical skills by attending Edelman University classes and seeking other training, including on-the-job training and mentoring Business Development: Participate in the new business process including research, audits and preparation of proposals Financial Planning and Management: Understand account budget parameters and over-servicing Provide administrative support for team Record and submit time, expenses and POs to the right project codes on a timely basis u2013 ideally daily, but no later than weekly Notify supervisor of any potential cost overruns Follow all Edelman financial policies and procedures Leadership: Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelmanu2019s values and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct Live u201cin coloru201d by exploring and being active in the world outside of work, including the arts, culture, politics, literature, charitable organizations and/or other personal passions Product Capability and Development: Learn about Edelmanu2019s various capabilities and contribute ideas when appropriate about how to improve them and develop new capabilities Aid in the implementation of new capabilities Stay up to date with emerging technologies and trends Basic Qualifications: This is an entry-level account position. An assistant account executive will possess good interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. Preferred Qualifications: S/he will have excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. S/he will have solid knowledge of MS Office Suite, general office logistics and will pass a writing test. S/he will have an interest in pursuing a career in social media. S/he must have a strong work ethic and dedication to consistently provide quality work to his/her team and clients. Previous internship experience in the communications field and a bacheloru2019s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university is preferred.