Account Director, Client Experience (Automotive)

Weber Shandwick

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Along the way, we’ve been validated repeatedly by Ad Age’s “A List,” creative leadership at Cannes Lions and global frontrunner status in the PR category. Yet despite our industry-leading status among marketing services agencies, we're still just getting started. We strive to bring our collective intelligence, open architecture model and continuous learning to our work, not to mention agility required to deliver it.We’re strategists, builders, analysts, producers, designers, creatives, technologists. And we unite around big ideas.

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Position Details

Account Director, Client Experience (Automotive)
Metro Atlanta and North Georgia
Atlanta, GA

Weber Shandwick is looking for an Account Director with Automotive experience to join our Client Experience team in Atlanta.

We Are Seeking:

The Weber Shandwick Atlanta office is currently seeking an Account Director to support a large client for our Consumer Practice. The ideal candidate will have experience in the Automotive space.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Own responsibilities for executional leadership of multiple client programs, budgets, timeline and plans 
  • Assist in the development of long-term client plans and program recommendations, developing budgets, generating recommendations and creating presentations 
  • Drive development of tactical plans, translating strategies into tactics; ensure team deliverables align with strategies 
  • Proactively support and suggest improvements to exceed client expectations by leveraging industry knowledge and experience 
  • Manage ongoing team resourcing/staffing to ensure successful delivery of work product 
  • Anticipate and proactively offer solutions to senior team leadership for executional issues specific to assigned programs 
  • Develop and manage timelines and weekly actions plans to ensure all deadlines on client programs are met 
  • Serve as the day-to-day client contact during program execution (as assigned) 
  • Building and owning productive relationships with multiple stakeholders (e.g. brand managers), interagency teams, and a diverse array of agency colleagues 
  • Representing agency points of view clearly in writing, formal presentations, and informal client meetings and workshops 
  • Maintaining profitability of engagements in partnership with project management 
  • Motivating the team by bringing a positive, solutions-focused attitude to everything you do


  • 7-9 years public relations experience, automotive background desired 
  • Agency experience (strongly preferred) 
  • You are both a creative and a strategic thinker 
  • Needs to have a track record in client service to senior level clients 
  • BA or BS in Communications or related degree

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