Public Relations Senior Account Executive

  • 215 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Who is Brownstein Group?

Recognized by Ad Age as a ‘Small Agency of the Year,’ Brownstein Group is the longest-running independent advertising and public relations agency based in Philadelphia.

What we do…

Founded at the height of the Creative Revolution in 1964, Brownstein Group is a full-service agency with expertise across all disciplines, including: brand strategy, advertising, public relations, social media, and digital services. Brownstein Group specializes in crafting memorable campaigns that generate positive brand awareness, increased sales/leads, and measurable impact for clients. We build unstoppable brands by helping clients navigate the changing tides of culture and business with a focus on brand longevity, and have worked with a range of companies including Humana, NJM Insurance, TruGreen, Inspira Healthcare, Giant Food Stores, ACI Worldwide, IKEA USA, Comcast Xfinity, DuPont™ Sorona®, and Saint-Gobain North America.

What we’re known for…

Brownstein is an Ad Age Small Agency of the Year ----> a PRNEWS Small Public Relations Firm of the Year finalist ----> and an inductee at Advertising Week’s Madison Avenue Walk of Fame. Ranked as an O’Dwyer’s Top 100 National PR Agency and one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for Women, Brownstein Group is relentless in the pursuit of breakthrough ideas, and dedicated to its clients and people.

Job Description

Red Thread PR is seeking a PR Senior Account Executive to join our growing team. We are looking for an independent, self-starter who excels at client service and has a passion for media relations –with a portfolio of regional and national headlines to prove it. This individual must have experience planning and executing large scale paid/owned/earned communications plans; experience executing both consumer and business-to-business campaigns is preferred. 

 

The PR Senior Account Executive on this dedicated account team will be responsible for contributing to client relations; supporting the management of PR account team deliverables; supporting PR’s integration with the extended advertising team; strategic PR planning across  multiple campaigns and their execution. The Senior Account  Executive  must  be  adept  at  identifying  opportunities,  solving  challenges  and  mentoring  junior  staff and above all, must be a media relations expert. It requires collaborative work within both the PR department and integrated agency team at-large, strategic thinking and proven executional experience with paid, owned and earned media tactics.

 

Qualified candidates will demonstrate an ability to be a strategic account leader, successfully garner top-tier media coverage, execute well-written thought leadership materials and manage an integrated communications platform.

 

RESPONSIBILITES:

Client and Account Management

  • Day to Day client contact
  • Accountable for leading the successful planning, execution and wrap-up reporting of assigned projects.
  • Provide thoughtful, forward-thinking public relations counsel to the client and account team.

·       Actively communicate with clients as required assume an increasingly senior role in addressing client concerns and exceeding client expectations

  • Participate and lead client calls as specified by supervisor. Provide strategic input, analysis and feedback on client calls in addition to providing updates. 
  • Support internal account team to ensure understanding and expectations of client needs and ensures agency integration

 

Planning:

  • Develop strategic PESO plans that reflect the client’s goals and objectives and demonstrate modern tactics

 

Media Relations & Execution:

  • Proactively search for story opportunities and proactively pitch and place stories in national, regional and trade media.
  • Monitor media daily and identify topics of interest to the team and clients.
  • Conduct media outreach against strategic plan, focusing on high value media targets; build and maintain personal network of meaningful media relationships.
  • Brief clients on anticipated topics and themes of interviews and appearances and prepare interview briefing materials and talking points.
  • Verify media lists prepared by junior staff. Review and edit media coverage summaries prepared by junior members.
  • Create press materials including news releases, toolkits, media advisories, fact sheets, newsletters, byline articles, case studies, speeches that reflect the client’s brand and key messages.
  • Coordinate award submissions and speaking opportunities.
  • Deliver executional excellence across all PR tactics, including but not limited to: regional and national media relations, event planning and management, community relations, content development, internal comms, message development, speaking engagements, other outreach.
  • Manage budget and timelines.
  • Mentor junior staff; ensure that timelines and expectations are met and delivered.
  • Manage reporting and merchandising of client work, communicate results to clients regularly.
  • Keep abreast of PR industry trends, best practices, new media and evolving technologies and tactics, and educating the account team.
  • Stay current and gain proficiency on new software platforms that impact the practice of PR.
  • Stay current and add to personal understanding of issues, processes, terms, products, and regulations specific to client’s industry. Master complex issues that impact client business and industry.

Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in public relations – agency or equivalent client-side PR experience
  • BA/BS in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a similar major
  • Demonstrated media relations expertise featuring b-to-b clients
  • Comprehensive b-to-b communications experience
  • Experience planning and executing large-scale PESO communications plans
  • Experience working on an integrated agency team is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and media monitoring tools such as Critical Mention, Meltwater and Cision

Additional Information

What we offer...

  • An opportunity to collaborate and create with some of the smartest, coolest, and most interesting people in the industry
  • Competitive salary & bonus plan
  • Health benefits package
  • Wellness programs
  • 401K & profit sharing
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Recognized holidays & Summer Friday hours
  • Remote working with office hours as needed

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Brownstein is committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and authenticity.

The sum of our collective individual life experiences, uniqueness, knowledge, creativity, self-expression, and talent that our employees bring to their work represents not only a major part of our culture, but our work and Brownstein’s success as well.

When bringing people into our team, we welcome the unique perspectives they bring related to their experience, culture, education, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We believe in the strength of our people and the power in diversity.

We’re always working on being more inclusive and there will always be more work to do, so please come and join us.

Brownstein Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not condone discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. All applicants will be considered.