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Location: New York, NY


Edelman is seeking a Senior Account Executive to join our growing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) financial communications team. If you are looking for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and want to work with clients who change the capital markets, we want to talk with you.

Our team is hands on. Everyone, regardless of seniority, plays a key role. Our work is wide-ranging and constantly moving, from nonfinancial reporting, strategy development, stakeholder messaging, executive positioning, social media and crisis response. Together we help businesses evolve and influence how brands are perceived. Edelman team members are smart, determined and curious. We are continuous learners with great writing skills, capital markets knowledge, attention to detail and a passion for the creative process. We listen, ask questions and collaborate closely to develop outstanding programs that transform companies and shape the conversation of tomorrow.

Edelman’s ESG team is a boutique strategic consultancy with the reach and resources of the world’s largest public relations firm. Our team works with businesses and global functions to drive client strategy that address ESG trends and to determine factors that align with and support business goals.


  • Project manage client engagements, coordinating deliverables and timelines for execution
  • Support client engagement operational functions, including liaising with finance/contracting, managing client budget reporting and other administrative tasks
  • Participate in and, in some cases, manage client internal working groups
  • Contribute to the creation of comprehensive stakeholder engagement and communications plans, with the ability to execute across all communications channels and formats (e.g., slide presentations; financial and non-financial reports; websites; social media; investor decks, investor days; shareholder engagement materials; employee engagement via intranet, blogs, etc.; client-hosted events and external conferences, panels, etc.)
  • Work with business lines and global functions to set ESG goals and KPIs in alignment with industry benchmarks and business goals
  • Manage multiple projects from conception to completion, by anticipating challenges and ensuring deadline and budget adherence. Sample projects could include materiality assessments, internal and external benchmarking, development of ESG/sustainability reports and creation of stakeholder communications materials.
  • Aid in the development of ESG platforms and thought leadership for C-suite and Board members
  • Supervise junior staff by motivating, coaching, and consistently providing feedback

Basic Qualifications

  • The Senior Account Executive must have 3 years of relevant experience in ESG and/or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Superior project management skills
  • Able to drive initiatives without authority (patient, persistent, and personable – with presence)
  • Strong communicator excellent writer
  • Change agent; likes new challenges and able to perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience overseeing critical ESG activities and workstreams such as (but not limited to) materiality assessments, strategy development and ESG reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience
  • Prior agency experience or ESG consulting work (For TA – Big 4 preferred such as PwC, Accenture)
  • ESG reporting at a public company
  • Experience working at an ESG reporting framework and/or standard-setting organization (TCFD, SASB, CDP) or data provider/ranker/rater (MSCI, Sustainalytics\, IHS Markit)
  • Data science/analytics experience
  • Useful certifications: SASB; GRI

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

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