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Senior Account Executive Public Affairs (m/f/d)

Burson Cohn & Wolfe 5<y Senior Level  Bern, Bern, Schweiz 11 Jul 2019

Job Description

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) is one of the world’s largest, full-service, global communications agencies with deep expertise in digital and integrated communications, across all industry sectors. The agency combines expertise in digitally-driven creative content and integrated communications – across the consumer, healthcare and technology sectors – with deep strength in public affairs, corporate reputation, crisis, and research and analytics. Burson Cohn & Wolfe is a network of more than 4,000 employees across 42 countries.

BCW seeks ambitious team players who thrive on the variety of agency work and are looking to join a business that is building its next chapter of success both in the Swiss market, and as one of the industry’s leading global players.

We are currently seeking full-time (100 %) German and French speaking Senior Account Executive Public Affairs  for our offices in either Bern or Zurich.

Senior Account Executive Public Affairs (m/f/d) 

What you will do

  • As part of a team, you deliver first rate client ready material, such as media monitoring and reporting, media lists, developing and implementing communication plans to enhance brand visibility and reputation for a variety of clients
  • You create, recommend and distribute editorial content for use across multiple channels, as well as storylines, media releases, fact sheets and newsletters
  • You organize and coordinate international PR events, tradeshows and promotions
  • To convey corporate messages, you establish strong relationships with key stakeholders, including media, influencers, business leaders and KOLs to
  • To ensure alignment of communication activities you work across different clients’ teams and you manage projects within contracted time and scope and participate in new business development and supporting organizational initiatives (events, marketing activities, etc.)
  • You contribute to the success and development of the agency by running social media campaigns to engage customers, partners and other target groups

Your profile

  • You dispose of a Bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of communication, or a related field of study
  • 2 – 5 years’ work experience as a Senior Account Executive Public Affairs in PR, Swiss public affairs, political or parliamentary communications or related fields, a clear working knowledge of the Swiss parliamentary system, political landscape, key actors and influencers. Experience in working with electoral processes or voter initiatives is a distinct advantage, as well as experience with corporate public affairs or regulatory affairs teams and electoral processes

What we expect

  • Fluency in German and French, ideally bi-lingual mother tongue in French
  • Good English working skills are essential, Italian a distinct advantage
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, InDesign knowledge, social media channels, website CMS, and other modern digital knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Essential technical writing skills, strong proofreading and writing skills, copywriting, text production, creativity, editorial skills, technical writing, linguistic flair
  • well versed in social media and digital integration
  • a positive, can-do and team-oriented attitude, an international outlook, self-discipline and a focus on excellence and thirst to learn

What we offer

  • exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic and motivated team
  • Personal and professional growth in our daily business with our national and international
  • room for self-motivated work, innovation and creativity
  • a modern and bright place of work in the modern Zurich Binz quarter

Are you interested in working in a challenging and exciting environment? Send your complete application in English or German, including your salary expectations through email to Francesca Knecht-Magnani, hr-ch@bcw-global.com.


Please don’t forget to mention politjobs.ch in your application!