- Vancouver, BC, Canada
Account Executive (1-3 years related experience)
If you are interested in building your career at one of Canada’s top PR firms, then we want to talk to you. Citizen Relations is currently seeking a creative, focused and dedicated team player to join our dynamic and innovative group of communications professionals as an Account Executive.
Citizen, recipient of the 2015 & 2016 Silver PR Agency of the Year and 2017 Bronze Agency of the Year award from Strategy Magazine, offers strategic advice and communications counsel to some of world’s best-known brands, corporations, government departments and not-for-profit organizations.
Citizen Relations is seeking an Account Executive who will be responsible for a wide range of activities from media relations and pitching, to coordinating client events, to managing social media content, working with account teams to develop concepts, overseeing community management for brands, as well as influencer identification and outreach.
You will become a key player on the team, working with integrated PR teams across Citizen’s global network, assisting with planning, writing for media materials, and always striving to find new and innovative ways to deliver results.
The ideal candidate will thrive in an extremely fast-paced environment and have a passion for social media.
Provide exceptional results in media relations outreach, delivering strong earned coverage for our clients
Tasks to include development of media lists, media pitching and supporting on events.
Demonstrate a good knowledge of the local media landscape (traditional and digital) and ability to identify news angles
Managing online communities with support from the direction of an account director or account manager
Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning about social media channels, trends and best practices
Possess the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines
Take a project leadership role in tactical execution
Be proficient in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Mail/Google Docs
Provide updates for clients on status calls and in-person meetings
Draft program materials, and assist with development of proposals
Has a strong interest and experience in engaging people online and has a solid understanding of local influencer sphere
Write compelling and accurate media releases, backgrounders, pitches and online content.
Desired Skills and Experience
1-3 years related experience (agency or client experience)
University degree or equivalent – in public relations, digital marketing, or journalism
Strong written/verbal communication skills;
Able to prioritize, problem solve and multi-task.
A positive, can-do attitude with a focus on results
Superior interpersonal and communication skills
Confidence when presenting both internally and externally to clients
Highly adaptable; Ability to handle high stress situations and utilize problem solving techniques to find the best solutions.
Past experience in an agency setting is highly valued
The following skills are not required but would be highly valued for this position
· Graphic design or web design
· Photo or Video Editing
· Hootsuite Academy certification
· Google AdWord certification
We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Citizen Relations is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Citizen Relations is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.