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Public Relations Account Executive

Company: HighwirePR
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Highwire Public Relations is a leading technology public relations agency based in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Boston and Chicago. We work with a wide range of clients across cloud technology, enterprise, security, financial services technology (fin-tech), and healthcare as well as consumer products and services.

Highwire has been named Technology Agency of the Year and Best Agency to work for by PRWeek, PRovoke and Inc. Magazine. We are a learning culture that welcomes diverse perspectives to develop our teams, coach for career growth and embrace new ideas.

At Highwire PR, we are entrepreneurs, makers, and explorers. We are committed to fostering an inclusive agency environment, where every employee can be seen, heard, and valued. We believe in taking and owning a seat at the table, and the equal importance of creating empowered spaces for diverse storytellers. We seek to hire, develop, and retain talented professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Applicants from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Our ideal Account Executive has 2-3 years of PR experience maybe at an agency, maybe working for a hot startup, at the stage where youre ready to elevate your career. You have solid relationships with key players, youve got your finger on the pulse of social media, and of course, youre an exceptional writer. You are on the cusp of discovering the role that allows you to join a forward-thinking agency where you can develop new leadership skills under the nurturing guidance of seasoned pros that have a work hard/play hard mentality. If this sounds like just the team you have been waiting for, you should definitely check out Highwire.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Media/Influencer Relations
  • Strong knowledge of all media and influencers relevant to clients business
  • Proactive media engagement and storyline development
  • Strong relationship with regular media and influencer targets
  • Secure coverage for each account according to team goals
  • Client Service/Management
  • Facilitate media briefings across client accounts and provide feedback to clients
  • Own portions of client PR calls
  • Provide counsel on media opportunities and coverage
  • Present quarterly/yearly account progress (as needed)
  • Own key elements of the PR program (analysts, influencers, speaking, content, etc.)
  • Become a go to resource for client contact
  • Ability to generate press releases and other content that meets client satisfaction with minimal edits
  • Ability to generate and edit award submissions, press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, biographies, tour reports, briefing books, contributed articles, speaking opportunity abstracts, pitches, Q&As, company memoranda and general team correspondence; also responsible for their production and assembly
  • Professional, articulate and timely client communication
  • Development of consistent, creative, successful pitches

Agency Operations

  • Maintain a respectful, enthusiastic, and professional attitude towards coworkers, clients, and outside colleagues and lead team by example
  • Support teams and manage up and down
  • Responsible use of flexible work policies
  • Uses Highwire social channels; writes for Highwire blog
  • Attends regular networking events
  • Mentor junior staff to elevate pitching success

Self Development

  • Proactively set up quarterly goals with principal; track against goals and demonstrate growth
  • Effectively prioritize responsibilities based on impact, timelines, workflow and client goals.
  • Drive projects forward independently, eliminating the need for managers to consistent check in re: follow through/ task completion.
  • Identify areas for self-improvement and bring suggestions and solutions to management.
  • Consistently hit deadlines or give enough notice if you wont.
  • Attends regular networking events.
  • Merit-based bonuses and promotions
  • Excellent vacation policy including office closure between Christmas and New Years
  • 401K Match
  • Medical and dental benefits/ FSA
  • Curiosity Stipend
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Wellness benefit
  • Calm Meditation App
  • Full-time writing Coach
  • Monthly recognition programs
  • Summer Friday Hours
  • Quarterly Highwire fun events Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday
  • Dog friendly work environment
  • Extremely supportive, nurturing environment with many opportunities for learning and growth
The duties delineated above will vary depending on the needs of each specific account, and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. They will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisors.

If you are the breakout candidate we seek, please apply now by uploading your resume.

Keywords: HighwirePR, San Francisco , Public Relations Account Executive, Other , San Francisco, California

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