PR Account Executive

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jan 30, 2014
Closes
Mar 01, 2014
Contact
Rondell Prinsen
Category
Advertising, Other
Duration
Full Time
Job Description

At Jacobson Rost, PR account executives facilitate campaign and project execution to achieve measurable objectives. Our AEs often work within a cross-functional team that may include advertising, media and/or other strategic marketing disciplines. JR seeks self-starters who show flexibility and are able to manage multiple activities across diverse accounts on a day-to-day basis.

This position reports to a Senior Account Executive or an Account Supervisor who works with the team to meet client deadlines and achieve agency quality standards.

Core Skillsets

Strong writing and proofing skills in a variety of formats, exceptional media relations and social media skills and excellent verbal communication skills are required. Specific skillsets include:

• Writes clearly, effectively and creatively in diverse formats including: press releases, media alerts, recaps, etc.
• Develops and maintains relationships with a variety of media/influencers/bloggers in consumer and trade publications
• Responsible for planning and flawlessly executing special events including but not limited to: on-site partnership activations, social media executions and special media event / tours
• Serves as primary liaison between third party vendors and JR
• Conducts research to assist with campaign development
• Monitoring, tracking and analyzing all campaign results
• Firm knowledge of the public relations function and the value it brings to the overall marketing discipline, not only to specific client accounts but to Jacobson Rost as a whole
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Thinks expansively and creatively about problems and identifies solutions
• Brings passion, participation and point of view to the workplace

Desired Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in PR, Journalism, Marketing or a related field
• 2-3 years of experience
• Strong verbal presentation skills and mastery with Microsoft Office
• Proven knowledge and track record of success in executing communications techniques and strategies
• Understanding of the business environment and role PR strategies/campaigns play in meeting client objectives
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel



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