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Public Relations Account Manager

High Reason is looking for a Public Relations Account Manager to serve in a key role on its growing communications team. We seek someone who is proactive, ambitious, has a passion for problem solving and thrives on high performance. The PR Account Manager will report to the Director of Strategic Communications and will lead or support a variety of the agency’s public relations accounts. The role is integrated in nature, as the individual will have the opportunity to work with several team members across every agency division.

Responsibilities

  • Help manage client accounts with a public relations function, serving as the day-to-day contact for some clients
  • Build and proactively execute annual strategic plans for clients
  • Develop relationships with key trade and other relevant media
  • Secure high-value media coverage on behalf of clients\
  • Be proactive and creative by monitoring trends in client industries, developing new pitch angles (with or without editorial calendars) and providing clients with strategic recommendations
  • Draft client media and marketing materials such as FAQs, advisories, press releases, bylines and newsletters
  • Provide regular reporting and measurement for client programs
  • Help manage crisis communications issues
  • Support integrated accounts by demonstrating a baseline understanding of shared and owned media strategy
  • Support the agency’s place branding and marketing division occasionally through strategic plans, site visits, proactive public relations, crisis communications and more

Qualifications

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in communications or public relations
  • Three-to-five years of professional public and media relations experience; a plus if the candidate offers experience in B2B, tech and/or healthcare
  • Agency experience is preferred but not required; we are seeking a candidate who has experience managing client relationships
  • A solid track record of regularly placing high-value media coverage on behalf of clients
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Diligent, organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to adapt to fast-changing situations
  • Salary is dependent on skill and experience level

Interested applicants should send a resume, 2-3 recent writing samples and 2-3 examples of secured client media coverage.

If you’re interested in bringing your talents to our agency to help us do big things for great clients, please contact Mark Stevens at mstevens@highreason.com.