Public Relations Account Executive


: $52,550.00 - $94,120.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Highwire Public Relations is a leading technology public relations agency based in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Boston and Chicago. We work with a wide range of clients across cloud technology, enterprise, security, financial services technology (fin-tech), and healthcare as well as consumer products and services.

Highwire has been named Technology Agency of the Year and Best Agency to work for by The Holmes Report and PRWeek. We are a learning culture that welcomes diverse perspectives to develop our teams, coach for career growth and embrace new ideas.

We search for those with big ideas, strong opinions and the energy to bring them to life. Collaboration, curiosity and passion underpin everything we do. Our core values encourage an environment that fosters innovation and inclusion. We strive to celebrate individuality and be a place where every employee is empowered to be heard and ask for what they want.

Our ideal Account Executive has 2-3 years of PR experience - maybe at an agency, maybe working for a hot startup, at the stage where you're ready to elevate your career. You have solid relationships with key players, you've got your finger on the pulse of social media, and of course, you're an exceptional writer. You are on the cusp of discovering the role that allows you to join a forward-thinking agency where you can develop new leadership skills under the nurturing guidance of seasoned pros that have a work hard/play hard mentality. If this sounds like just the team you have been waiting for, you should definitely check out Highwire.

Essential Functions

* Media/Influencer Relations Strong knowledge of all media and influencers relevant to clients' business. Proactive media engagement and storyline development. Strong relationship with regular media and influencer targets. Secure coverage for each account according to team goals.

Client Service/Management Facilitate media briefings across client accounts and provide feedback to clients. Own portions of client PR calls. Provide counsel on media opportunities and coverage. Present quarterly/yearly account progress (as needed). Own key elements of the PR program (analysts, influencers, speaking, content, etc.). Become a go to resource for client contact.

Writing Proficiencies Ability to generate press releases and other content that meets client satisfaction with minimal edits. Ability to generate and edit award submissions, press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, biographies, tour reports, briefing books, contributed articles, speaking opportunity abstracts, pitches, Q&As, company memoranda and general team correspondence; also responsible for their production and assembly. Professional, articulate and timely client communication. Development of consistent, creative, successful pitches.

Agency Operations Maintain a respectful, enthusiastic, and professional attitude towards coworkers, clients, and outside colleagues and lead team by example. Support teams and manage up and down. Responsible use of flexible work policies. Uses Highwire social channels; writes for Highwire blog. Attends regular networking events. Mentor junior staff to elevate pitching success.

Self Development Proactively set up quarterly goals with manager; track against goals and demonstrate growth. Effectively prioritize responsibilities based on impact, timelines, workflow and client goals. Drive projects forward independently, eliminating the need for managers to consistent check in re: follow through/ task completion. Identify areas for self-improvement and bring suggestions and solutions to management. Consistently hit deadlines or give enough notice if you won't. Attend regular networking events.

Highwire Perks Include

* Competitive salary
* Merit-based bonuses and promotions
* Excellent vacation policy including office closure between Christmas and New Years
* Commuter Benefits
* Fitness Benefit
* Donation Match
* Cell phone reimbursement
* Curiosity Benefit
* 401K Match
* Full medical and dental benefits
* Monthly recognition programs
* Work from Home Friday's
* Quarterly Highwire fun event - Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday
* Extremely supportive, nurturing environment with many opportunities for professional development and growth
* Dog friendly work environment

The duties delineated above will vary depending on the needs of each specific account, and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisors.

If you are the breakout candidate we seek, please apply now by uploading your resume.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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