We’re Adding to the Communiqué PR Team!

09.14.2011 | Communiqué PR

We are excited to announce we are adding to the Communiqué PR team. Currently, we are recruiting for a Senior Account Executive and an Account Manager. The complete job descriptions are included below for your consideration. If you are interested in being considered for either position, please email your letter of interest and resume to opportunities@communiquepr.com.

Communiqué Public Relations is a boutique public relations firm focused on providing public relations services to a wide variety of companies. Our goal is to secure results that allow our clients to achieve their toughest business and communication objectives. We are seeking entrepreneurial candidates who want to help our clients create awareness, increase their market share and develop strong media relations programs. The right candidate will thrive on hands-on work with a variety of clients. 

Senior Account Executive

Primary Responsibilities

  • Grow and maintain client relationships by engaging in day-to-day contact; proactively take initiative on issues and foster communication between client(s) and account team
  • Build understanding and knowledge of clients’ business and their competitive environments
  • Actively participate and contribute to the development of account plans and ideas and new business proposals
  • Oversee day-to-day planning of major events
  • Lead and support projects that demonstrate strategic planning and creative thinking as well as drive news and launches for events
  • Engage in media outreach, story development and editing of media materials
  • Effectively develop full range of written materials including press releases, byline articles, speeches, client correspondence and reports
  • Oversee and enforce consistent adherence to media management processes: media lists, coverage monitoring, and industry trends
  • Verify information to assure accuracy of media materials and contacts
  • Develop strong working relationships with clients, press, conference organizers and analysts while working to create opportunities for coverage
  • Inform account managers of day-to-day business, research and results
  • Provide guidance to and mentor junior staff

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Proven ability to write and develop compelling and superb press materials such as press releases, plans, speeches and backgrounders
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, creative, challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective editor and industry analyst relationships
  • Strong understanding of and ability to contribute to PR plans, strategies and programs based on client objectives
  • Knowledge of social media and the ability to identify how it can be leveraged to achieve client objectives and communication strategy
  • Familiarity with the Associated Press style guide
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaborate with others in a team environment
  • Positive attitude in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to facilitate meetings and make presentations
  • Problem solving skills

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field
  • 4-6 years of experience in public relations, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry. Experience in the high-tech industry preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience as an account executive
  • Ability to think creatively and develop new and interesting ideas

For further consideration, please apply online at opportunities@communiquepr.com.

 

Account Manager

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage, maintain and grow client relationships while assuring stakeholders are aligned
  • Partner with clients to understand communication and business objectives
  • Perform analysis of client objectives and make recommendations based on industry knowledge and trends
  • Identify short- and long-term strategic goals for client and translate them into a public relations plan/program
  • Define and develop successful communication plans for clients and manage client expectations
  • Drive day-to-day client activity by overseeing and performing necessary work, including developing and writing interesting and effective press materials, placing stories, leading press tours, providing counsel to clients, etc.
  • Manage account activity to public relations budgets and consistently achieve revenue goals
  • Lead client meetings, deliver presentations and facilitate client discussions
  • Develop strong working relationships with clients, press, conference organizers and analysts while working to create opportunities for coverage
  • Sell public relations to key stakeholders in client company and grow client account
  • Provide guidance to and mentor junior staff
  • Manage third-party vendors and contractors as needed

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Proven ability to write and develop compelling and superb press materials, such as press releases, plans, speeches, and backgrounders
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, creative, challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective editor and industry analyst relationships
  • Strong understanding of and ability to execute PR plans, strategies and programs based on client objectives
  • Knowledge of social media and the ability to identify how it can be leveraged to achieve client objectives and communication strategy
  • Familiarity with the Associated Press style guide
  • Ability to effectively manage client budgets
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaborate with others in a team environment
  • Positive attitude in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to facilitate meetings and make presentations
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to think creatively and develop new and interesting ideas

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in public relations, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry. Experience in the high-tech industry preferred.
  • Minimum of five years public relations account management and execution experience, including developing communication plans, launch strategies, product positioning, and pitching stories

For further consideration, please apply online at opportunities@communiquepr.com.


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