02 Jun
Public Relations Account Executive
Washington, Seattle-tacoma

Who We Are Looking For:

We’re looking for an experienced PR/marketing account executive to join our team. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and attributes:

Candidate Attributes:

  • Strategic thinker/tactically skilled: You can see the forest through the trees and know how to craft strategic short and long-term programs that are aligned with business goals. At the same time, you can’t wait to roll-up your sleeves and get the work done.

  • Initiative: As self-starter, you are eager to develop new ideas and get things done. You’re adept at anticipating situations that will require a response, and proactively addressing needs.

  • Results driven: You find ways to succeed no matter what the challenge. You take ownership of responsibilities and are a natural problem solver. You are self-directed and know how to deliver agreed upon results.

  • Collaborative/Relationship-driven: You enjoy being part of a team working toward shared goals and a mutual accountability You are able to support or lead multiple client accounts and enjoy working with a wide range of external stakeholders, from vendors to partners. You understand the importance of listening, asking probing questions and allowing others to be heard.

  • Detail-oriented: You take pride in your excellent organizational and project management skills and your innate ability to manage multiple key projects with tight time frames.

  • Quality commitment: You have a consistent respect for high quality standards, and maintain those standards even when under pressure. You continually seek and share expertise to ensure client programs are of the highest caliber.

  • Professionally mature: You demonstrate sound judgment, integrity and discretion. You exhibit confidence, experience, and poise under pressure.

  • Exceptional writer: Your education and experience reflect excellent writing ability that is creative and technically proficient. You have a near-rabid adherence to AP style.

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • A BA/BS degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.
  • At least three years PR agency or equivalent corporate experience in public relations.
  • Command of digital and social marketing tools.
  • Proven success securing placements with traditional and digital media.
  • Experience delivering social media outreach and engagement programs.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and produce quality work under pressure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Craft well-written PR documents such as key messaging, press releases, op/eds, and social media content.
  • Establish and maintain fruitful relationships with traditional and digital media.
  • Create, produce and distribute paid content such as matte releases and video news releases.
  • Conduct editorial, award and speaking opportunity research.
  • Event management and production.
  • Assist in developing and executing digital marketing initiatives, including SEO and SEM.
  • Assist in developing paid advertising in traditional media.
  • Maintain day-to-day communications with clients, gathering information, driving deadlines, participating in meetings, and offering new ideas and activities for client programs.
  • Manage the client document editing/approval process and adhere to client budgets and assignment scope.

What We Offer:

We offer a work environment that rewards and embraces those who are driven and ambitious while thoughtful and conscientious. We gravitate toward those who look to constantly improve their skill sets; take pleasure in creating order from chaos; recognize the difference between process and results; and take pride in exceeding client expectations. Our generous compensation package includes:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Company-matched 401(k) savings program
  • Paid-Time-Off and liberal continuing education programs
  • A bevy of other perks

To Be Considered:

If you’d like to be considered for this position, please send your resume, three writing samples and a cover letter describing your work history and why you think you’d be a good fit for this position to recruiter@firmani.com

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