Public Relations Account Coordinator
Are you a smart, hungry PR rockstar-in-the-making? Want to work with a variety of industries and marketing tactics? Do you have the passion to craft thoughtful, strategic content? Are you driven to learn new things?
This entry-level position supports Account Associates, Account Executives and Account Managers on a variety of accounts, working with clients in technology, healthcare, legal, finance and other industries. The position allows you to learn the PR trade – including writing and pitching – while helping with administrative tasks, such as researching media lists, speaking engagement opportunities, reception duties, etc.
In general, this position requires:
- A detail-oriented, organized person who can handle multiple deadlines and projects and needs a minimal amount of supervision
- An excellent understanding of the rules of English grammar and usage – and the ability to write and speak clearly, concisely and convincingly.
- An analytically inclined person who has a knack for understanding data and how to apply it to solve problems.
- A self-starter who sees what needs to be done and does it without prompting.
- A fast learner with a persuasive personality.
Specific job responsibilities:
- Work with project-based and/or retainer clients under guidance of a supervisor.
- Handle day-to-day administrative activities as needed.
- Gather and analyze background information.
- Monitor client coverage and clip media placements.
- Write PR and marketing content (press releases, blog posts, brochures, ads, newsletters, emails, etc.) under the direction of a supervisor.
- Pitch and follow up with news media as required, under the direction of a supervisor.
- Post comments to social media sites on behalf of clients, under the direction of a supervisor.
- Analyze marketing data, statistics and trends.
- Set up speaking engagements and follow through to assure that the speaker has what he or she needs and knows the details of the engagement.
- Answer phones and receive visitors as needed.
- Assist with office events and office management.
- Proofread copy.
- Maintain orderly files.
- At least one internship or position in public relations or media.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to multi-task a number of different account requirements and deliver results under pressure.
- Strong organizational skills, natural tendency to prioritize and create timelines/deadlines for work.
- Desire to collaborate as part of a team.
- Knowledge of AP style.
- Mastery of MS Office and social media. Coding and scripting knowledge would be a plus, as would proficiency in design and layout programs — InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
- Experience with CisionPoint or other PR platforms highly desirable.
Learn more about the Bradford Group and how we hire by reading these blog posts:
- 5 Traits of a Bradford Group PR Pro
- Traits of an Amazing Employee
- Calling All Hyper-Organized, PR-Loving Job Seekers
- Why we want you to come work with us
- Why we include the “it” factor in hiring
- Why the Bradford Group loves Millennials
- Why We Hire Smart PR and Marketing Pros
Learn more about our company culture here:
- 30 Ways to Create a Great Company Culture
- Succeeding Requires More Than Skill Sets
- Corporate Culture and Office Space
- the Bradford Group Company Culture
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