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10/15/2023 - Account Executive at New York, NY
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We've created several ongoing efforts to create a work environment where DEI are woven into our culture, behaviors, processes and operations with a focus on employee networks, training, recruitment and partnerships, among other initiatives. Our global DEI Council helps to inform our firm-wide strategy and implement in their regions. We've highlighted a few of our efforts below...

  • We're a committed partner in elevating DEI within the communications industry at large, partnering with organizations such as The 4A's, The Inclusive 100, ADCOLOR, 3 percent, the National Association of Black Journalists and others. We also partner with global organizations such as The Valuable 500 on disability inclusion, The International Women's Forum and several others making a difference in the workplace.
  • Our required Cross-Cultural Competency training is tailored to our business and is required for each member of our U.S. workforce. The goal is to ensure each employee has the knowledge and tools to help them in creating a more inclusive work environment and culture. Globally, training in unconscious bias and inclusive leadership are in development.
  • Our 8 Employee Network Groups serve as vehicles to build an internal community in which employees can share, learn and grow—professionally and personally. These groups are the catalyst for helping our employees create a community within the larger Edelman family. Through the work of the networks, our employees play an active role in acknowledging, celebrating and educating fellow colleagues about diverse cultures, ideals and beliefs.

You can find more information about Edelman's DEI efforts here!

People First

We are the world’s leading independent communications firm, and it is our people that drive our success and make us uniquely Edelman.

We understand that individual well-being contributes to overall excellence. That’s why we are committed to ensuring our people have the resources they need to live healthy lives, get time to give back, and have the financial resources and support they need.

In our U.S. offices, we are proud to offer the following benefits…

  • Competitive pay
  • Generous parental, family, bereavement, and sick leave in addition to vacation time and flexible public holidays
  • Comprehensive Health Plans
  • 401K Matching
  • Free financial and family planning services (MySecureAdvantage, Maven)
  • Work From Anywhere Program

These are U.S.-specific benefits, discover more about our global benefits here.

Edelman Is Its People
  • Edelman’s 8 Global Employee Network Groups help to build internal community within the larger Edelman community and provide a place and space where employees can share, learn and grow.
  • We've adopted a Flexible Hybrid Schedule requiring 3 days in-office to collaborate with your team and clients
  • Continuous Learning & Development Programs open to all Edelman employees (Tuition Reimbursement, ELI)
  • Internal Career Mobility Opportunities
  • Formalized Mentor-Mentee Programs
  • Community Investment Programs

Click here to learn more about our people!

Edelman's Values

Our Values Matter

While our culture has evolved over our firm’s 60-plus-year history, we are still driven by Dan Edelman’s founding principles, including entrepreneurship, independence and the mandate that everyone is an account executive. Core to our culture are our values, which guide our behavior, support a client-centric approach, influence the way we work with each other, our clients and the community, and inspire great work.

The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence: bringing the best of ourselves and partners to our clients

The Freedom to be Constantly Curious: Tenacious, flexible and thorough approach that drives creativity and growth for clients and ourselves.

The Courage to do the Right Thing: Trusted and resilient partner, committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, that prioritizes the wellbeing of ourselves and our colleagues.

The Commitment to Positively Impact Society: Performing our work with an environmental conscience, and a sense of tolerance, fairness and equality.

Learn more about our values here.


Local Action, Global Transformation

For over a decade, we have committed to creating positive impact for our communities, our people, our clients and our society, at large. As a global company, we recognize our responsibility and the influence we have to make a positive impact. Our citizenship journey, as documented in our annual reports, underscores our commitment and our efforts to shape a better future for society.

From volunteerism and pro bono work to greener offices and responsible procurement, citizenship at Edelman continues to activate a collective force for good. We aim to align our policies, programs and operations to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ensure we’re holding ourselves accountable every step of the way. We now focus our efforts across five key goals: Good Health & Well-being, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities, Gender Equality and Climate Action.

View our 2023 Global Citizenship Report here.

Our Promises

Edelman is a voice that has become synonymous with trust. We have pioneered trust as a business imperative – as something that can’t be bought, but earned.

We are reimagining a future where a brand’s value is measured in relationships, reputation, and resilience. Where brands can respond with readiness and authenticity to the cultural moments and movements happening all around us every day. Where the currency of communication is action.

But this future of action is the product of many individual actions – and it begins with the daily practice of our promises, each of which is part of a larger journey. We believe that:

  • Boldness is possibility… Our independence is an invitation to courageously take a chance on new ideas and on each other.
  • Empathy is progress… Our greatest strength is in the multitude of our differences.
  • Curiosity is momentum… Intelligence breeds adaptability and continuous learning, so we know that there’s no one path to follow.

We are One Edelman: over 6,000 strong, grounded by our values and guided by these promises. We know that our voice as One Edelman is the product of many voices, and that trust begins with us – in how we bring understanding, collaboration, and respect to our work and to each other.

At Edelman, being client-first means being people-first. So, the future we imagine – the one we are realizing every day – is only possible because of our people. It is only possible because of you.

You are how we earn trust and inspire action.


Edelman Awards & Accolades

Contagious Pioneer Agency, Contagious, 2023 #21, Top 100 U.S. Creative Agencies, The Drum Online Media Awards, 2023 Global Agency of the Year, PRovoke, 2022 Gold Cannes Lion, Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, 2022