Account Executive with Education-Focused P.R. Firm
Larson Communications, Bay Area/ LA
Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:
Larson Communications is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premiere public education reform communications organization. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, we serve clients across the country as they do positive work with millions of children and families.
Our small, seasoned team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of great organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Account Executive to join our team.
As Account Executive, your job duties will include:
- Acting as the primary contact with clients, continually fostering strong relationships.
- Providing strategic counsel and developing the right messaging to help organizations tell their stories to national and regional audiences.
- Finalizing and distributing communications materials to internal and external audiences (e.g. news releases, pitches, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, etc.).
- Mentoring and managing the daily work of support staff.
- Working with top-tier media outlets in the education and policy beats, including managing media relationships on our clients’ behalf.
- Engaging in the firm’s new business development process.
- Staying updated on the latest cutting edge trends in public relations as well as being an active participant in the education reform movement.
- Serving as ambassador of Larson Communications when networking with clients and professional peers.
Qualifications and Skills Required:
- 3 – 5 years of experience the public relations or public policy arenas. Direct experience pitching to the news media is preferred.
- Direct experience working with charter schools or other organizations in the education reform space is a plus.
- Social media management experience for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to demonstrate successful execution of media and broader communications campaigns.
- A team player with a collaborative spirit and demonstrated experience in leading team projects.
- Ability to meet tight deadlines with an eye for detail.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, social and digital media tools as well as Cision.
This position may be based in San Francisco or Los Angeles and will report directly to the firm’s account director. Send resumes with heading ‘Account Executive application for Larson Communications’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include the word pineapple in your cover letter. Please no phone calls.
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