PR Account Associate

Location
Washington
Posted
Oct 09, 2012
Closes
Nov 08, 2012
Contact
Ms. Recruitment Team
Duration
Full Time
McKinney & Associates, a boutique public relations firm in the nation’s capital, seeks a mid-level professional to serve as a PR Associate at its downtown office. Since its founding, the firm has carved out a niche in public policy advocacy around social justice issues, passionately and skillfully practicing “public relations with a conscience” for local, national and international organizations. We bring our clients more than 20 years of strategic communications experience to advance social justice in the public, non-profit, government and private sectors.
Responsibilities
•Assist in carrying out the vision of the firm through coordination and execution of communications efforts
•Support client accounts through the execution of media outreach strategies and communications activities
•Serve as a client contact and provides public relations support and services including executing communications plans, supporting market research and coordinating social network campaigns
•Assist in formulating strategies, designing campaign plans, pitching client issues and events, initiating media placements and responding to public inquiries
•Work closely with other staff to develop and support communications strategies around social justice issues
•Contribute to the firm’s blog with at least one post per week

Qualifications
•At least three years’ experience at a public relations agency or related field; journalism, public policy or social advocacy background, a plus
•Strong writing and oral communications skills with demonstrated abilities to produce work reports, news releases, commentaries and written and oral presentations to clients
•Adept at time and project management with the ability to work in a fast-paced, client-driven, deadline-oriented environment
•Strong problem-solving skills and the flexibility to adapt to changing and competing priorities dictated by client-driven environment
•Proficiency with wide range of technology including online research tools, PowerPoint and Web 2.0; advanced skills in social marketing and new media a plus
•Ability to inspire staff through anticipating work, creative brainstorming and appropriately contributing to collaborative process

Submit a resume outlining job history. Attach cover letter stating your reason for seeking the position, why you believe it is a good match for your skills and unique qualities that make you the most appropriate candidate. Send via e-mail to jobs@mckpr.com or by fax to 202-833-9770. Include at least three professional references on supervisory and/or executive staff level. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

McKinney & Associates welcomes diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.