Sr. Account Executive/Account Supervisor

Location
Washington
Posted
Feb 05, 2014
Closes
Mar 07, 2014
Contact
Ms. Mary Lawery
Duration
Full Time
QUALIFICATIONS:
BS/BA in a discipline related to journalism, public relations, public affairs or communications, with a minimum of five years of applicable experience. Applicants must have superb written and oral communication skills, successful track record conceiving and implementing B2B communications programs and serving as the program/project lead with direct client contact. Experience in issues management, regulatory affairs, and proactive PR campaigns is a must. Experience with scientific or technical business sectors and trade associations, is a plus. Applicants should be up-to-date on social and digital media as it relates to public relations programs.

Candidates must be superb writers, have a passion for public relations and public affairs, be self-motivated yet enjoy working in a collaborative environment; be detail oriented, exhibit sound judgment, exceptional organizational skills, consistent attention to detail and prioritization of deadlines. Candidates should enjoy engaging with clients and learning about client industries.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the vice president, the senior account executive or account supervisor will develop and implement public relations and public affairs programs for clients in B2B sectors. Position includes serving as day-to-day client contact, program creation and management, regulatory and issues monitoring and management, managing budgets and supervising staff.

The position may require some domestic or international travel which may involve multiple consecutive nights away from home and may include occasional weekend assignments.
Candidates must be willing to travel by air and be available to attend meetings and conferences in other cities/countries and be available to work weekends with advance notice.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Develop and implement public relations/public affairs programs including:

Research and planning, budget management, servings as primary client contact and preparing regular reports for client, attending client meetings and events;

Strategic and regulatory issues monitoring and communications;

Create positioning and messaging;

Write and edit reports, white papers, press materials, bylined articles, newsletters, op-eds, website content and other written materials;

Prepare presentations and present to clients and other audiences;

Serve as client liaison to other companies or groups within the clients’ industry sectors;

Cultivate and manage relationships with clients and third-party vendors;

Cultivate relationships with journalists and pitch media, manage media requests for clients;

Collaborate with other account team members;

Develop, verify and maintain up-to-date media lists, client reports, and other materials, as needed;

Proposal writing and research;

Attend Kellen Company meetings and events, and new business presentations.



To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume and salary history by email to:

Hr4@kellencompany.com

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.