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Senior Account Executive

Kickstand Communications, Remote, Work from USA

Work at Kickstand Communications

Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Duration: Full-Time


Description

Kickstand Communications, a national, full-service PR firm, is looking for a Senior Account Executive (SAE) to join its team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of public relations experience. Previous agency experience required.

This is an opportunity to join an high-growth agency and gain a leadership position across a variety of clients. Candidates should be tech-loving self-starters looking to take the next step in their career. We're helping the next generation of innovative technology companies around the globe get to market and grow. This position offers the opportunity to help build something new and exciting. Something that matters.

The successful Senior Account Executive has a proactive nature, enthusiasm and drive. They offer leadership and extensive knowledge of business and tech media and how their clients play in the space. They have a knack for organization and detail, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks on an ongoing basis. They understand and can effectively communicate complex technology concepts. They have a strong work ethic, proven track record in team building and excellent interpersonal skills.

This is a full-time position and is remote in the United States. As Senior Account Executive, your responsibilities will include:

Client Relations & Account Support

  • Support multiple agency accounts, both consumer and B2B
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients
  • Ensure speed and accuracy across all client correspondence
  • Understand clients’ business and objectives, and offer counsel and advice that reflects understanding
  • Manage projects for clients, ensuring delivery to deadline and results
  • Manage budgets and costs
  • Lead client calls and attend in-person client meetings
  • Ideate, craft and edit short and long-form content
  • Manage speaker and awards programs
  • Extensive media relations, including:
  • Serving as media lead across multiple accounts, working to secure targeted, high-quality coverage
  • Developing and maintain relationships with key media contacts
  • Contributing to client strategies and execute against quarterly plans
  • Manage press meetings and media tours
  • Showcasing a deep understanding of today’s media landscape and regularly monitoring for breaking news

Team Support

  • Provide leadership and direction to team members and co-workers
  • Support development and mentor junior team members
  • Support development and growth of a strong agency culture
  • Consistently demonstrate creative problem solving
  • Support development of training opportunities, including participation in and leading brainstorms, training and planning sessions
  • Offer ideas for Kickstand company initiatives (cultural, operational, etc.)

Requirements

  • Deep understanding of core PR skills (media and influencer outreach, client relations, program management, writing, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of print, broadcast and digital media
  • A passion for technology and working with startups, both B2B and B2C
  • Excellent client management skills, including day-to-day management and counsel across multiple accounts
  • Ability to build and deliver client reports, including the mastery of several tools
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Time management and organization
  • Ability to establish and foster media relationships and convert into meaningful media opportunities
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, constructive attitude
  • Polished and professional

Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (preferably with a PR or Marketing-related major)
  • 3-5 years of PR experience, some previous agency experience required (tech PR agency environment preferable)
  • Experience with PR tools/databases, such as CisionPoint, TrendKite, etc.
  • Work in Google Analytics not required, but a plus
  • Experience conducting or working with market research not required, but a plus

Benefits

What's in it for you:

  • An opportunity to join a high-growth agency and help it continue to scale
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision
  • 401K + company matching
  • Monthly wellness and social stipends
  • Mental health hours
  • Continuing education benefits
  • Family planning grants, paid maternity and paternity leave, and working parent stipends
  • Generous paid time off, including an on-call schedule between December 24 and New Year’s Day
  • Real, meaningful work with exciting technology clients around the world
  • Regular team outings
  • Flexible work schedule - 100% remote  
  • Real opportunity for advancement in a high-growth firm

About Kickstand Communications

What’s in it for you

  • An opportunity to join a high-growth agency and help it continue to scale
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision
  • 401K + company matching
  • Monthly wellness and social stipends
  • Mental health hours
  • Continuing education benefits
  • Family planning grants, paid maternity and paternity leave, and working parent stipends
  • Generous paid time off, including an on-call schedule between December 24 and New Year’s Day
  • Real, meaningful work with exciting technology clients around the world
  • Regular team outings
  • Flexible work schedule - 100% remote through 2021
  • Real opportunity for advancement in a high-growth firm

Kickstand Communications

Want to learn more about Kickstand Communications? Visit Kickstand Communications's website.