Senior Account Manager

A.WORDSMITH | Portland, OR

Posted Date 7/07/2021



The Senior Manager position is one of our firm’s most seasoned roles.  People in this position understand how to think strategically while also committing to daily execution and results for our clients. They have proven themselves as able to execute tactically, oversee teams, be mindful of budgets and keep many client-facing priorities in motion. Senior Managers are responsible for managing key accounts and project teams, as well as select staff members. They are also integral in building and leading our firm’s culture and upholding core values and operating norms.  


Senior Managers lead programs for B2B companies in tech and professional services industries as well as consumer-facing clients.  They provide ongoing counsel and ensure activities align with client scope and expectations.  Senior Managers are oftentimes responsible for the development of strategic business content including white papers, blogs, articles and case studies. This position is for someone with 7+ years of experience working in an agency or corporate setting and requires past management expertise. 



  • Act as account lead for multiple clients, ranging in industry, size and scope
  • Manage multiple client account teams made up of A.wordsmith team members
  • Manage content development in the areas of marketing communications (white papers, blogs, web copy), PR (articles, media materials) and branding (messaging and corporate positioning)
  • Work with senior thought leaders in a variety of industries
  • Manage ongoing media relations activity for clients in a wide range of categories including professional services, technology, lifestyle and non-profit
  • Provide counsel to clients and develop program recommendations
  • Work as cohesive and energetic team player
  • Actively partake in key firm initiatives, including DEI, marketing, professional development, culture and client service
  • Live up to agency core values and abide by our established operating norms
  • Ability to plan and oversee organic social media activity on LinkedIn is a plus
  • Manage direct reports



  • 7+ years' experience in a PR agency or corporate setting
  • 2+ years’ experience in management
  • Strong experience leading ongoing PR and/or marketing campaigns
  • Strong technical business writing skills; ability to pass a writing test
  • Strong media relations expertise; experience working with local and national campaigns
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to lead accounts and provide strategic counsel
  • Ability to self-manage and be proactive
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform within tight timeframes and against client budgets
  • Team player with strong work ethic


Qualities we Expect:

  • Living each day with courage
  • Taking pride in your work
  • Always finishing what you start
  • Maintaining respect without exception
  • Riding for the brand



  • Eligible for A.wordsmith group medical and dental insurance
  • Eligible to participate in the A.wordsmith retirement savings plan
  • Eligible for A.wordsmith Commission for Life program
  • PTO + paid firm holidays
  • Parking reimbursement*
  • Technology reimbursement
  • Professional development stipend
  • Wellness stipend
  • Paid parental leave


A.wordsmith is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to attracting, developing, and advancing the most talented individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status.




Listing Type
Communications | Public Relations
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type

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