Public Relations Account Executive

Public Relations Account Executive

The Fearey Group, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading independent public relations/public affairs agencies, is seeking to hire a savvy PR professional as an Account Executive for our growing agency. The Fearey Group’s mission is to build trusting and enduring relationships one conversation at a time. Learn more about us at our website or join us in conversation on any of our social media channels.

Experience:

The individual should possess the ability to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment and consistently deliver high-quality results. The candidate should demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and responsibility. The Fearey Group recognizes individuals with drive, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, PR, journalism or marketing
  • 1 to 2 years working as an employee in PR, journalism or marketing – agency experience preferred
  • Ability to proactively find, identify and pitch a great story
  • Experience with media monitoring tools such as Cision, TVEyes, Lexis Nexus and social media tools such as Hootsuite, Simply Measured, Hubspot is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal skills with knowledge of AP style
  • Candidate must have an engaged social media persona
  • Self-starter – ability to work well alone and with others
  • Critical thinker
  • Attention to detail is a must!
  • Passionate about getting stuff done and making a difference
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks

Responsibilities:

Account Management

  • Serve as a dedicated team member on several client accounts
  • Exhibit a deep understanding of the clients, accounts and industry
  • Coordinate and implement programs, plans and special events
  • Create client content materials, including but not limited to: news releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, briefing books, pitch letters, Q&As, metrics computation and analysis, and general client correspondence
  • Support tracking and reporting for all accounts
  • Participate in client facing meetings and report out on projects/agenda items
  • Develop weekly reports and monthly activity reports

Media Relations

  • Lead media relations efforts including outreach approach, media list development, creative pitch ideation, outreach and relationship building
  • Oversee media monitoring and daily news tracking

Social Media

  • Create draft content, including tweets and social media editorial calendars
  • Monitor and help manage client social media properties
  • Engage online communities
  • Create out-of-the-box ideas that generate conversation
  • Support other TFG marketing activities such as website development, events, etc.

Business Development

  • Conduct research to support development of new business proposals
  • Assist with development of presentation materials, etc.
  • Participate in team strategy, brainstorming meetings

What we’re looking for:

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality. We need a go-getter!
  • Comfortable and confident talking to leaders, executives and ambassadors online and offline
  • Solutions-focused and driven by results
  • Excellent communication skills: solid grammar, ability to write concisely, great on the phone!

Benefits:

  • 401(k) plan with match on employee contributions
  • 100% paid premium for employee’s medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Five percent commission on all new business accounts identified and awarded to the firm
  • PTO and a minimum eight paid holidays
  • 100% paid ORCA card or parking stipend
  • Bike parking and showers are available

How to apply:

Email resume, cover letter and links to online portfolio or attach work samples Chris Nettles at chrisn@feareygroup.com (no phone calls please).