The Fearey Group, one of the region’s leading independent public relations and public affairs agencies, is seeking to hire an experienced, talented Account Executive to work in conjunction with a team to deliver excellent account management services for a range of clients in the company’s roster that includes health care, consumer, nonprofit, hospitality, legal and real estate industries.
Candidates must be highly organized, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, hungry and humble, and have excellent communication skills, both oral and written. The right person will have 2-4 years of relevant PR experience, including media relations, social media and project management skills. Agency experience is required.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, PR, journalism or marketing
- 2-4 years of PR experience with some agency experience required
- Passion for doing great work, team spirit and excellence in client service a must
- Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 Suite and in social media channels
- In-depth understanding of public relations, social media, crisis communication and issues management
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- 1-2 years demonstrated media relations experience (writing pitches, pitching press and securing coverage) — we are looking for a pitch hitter!
- Solid social media skills
- Basic account management skills, including budget analysis, delegation and client communications
- Positive and professional attitude and demeanor that lends itself to quality client service
- A committed team player with a dedicated work ethic
- Attension to detail is a must! If you are still reading, and identified the spelling error on this line, please call it out in your cover letter that tells us why you are a good fit.
- Strong ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to drive accounts, think proactively
- Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and responsibility
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected Account Executive will support the team on a number of high profile and dynamic accounts. This includes building and maintaining key client relationships and implementing multi-level communication programs.
Core responsibilities include developing and editing many different types of written materials; performing proactive/reactive media outreach with local print, broadcast and online reporters; social media communication and website content; participating in meetings or other special events.
Comprehensive Benefits Package
The Fearey Group offers an extensive benefits package to employees that includes the following:
- 100% paid premium for employee’s medical, dental and vision coverage
- Five percent commission on all new business accounts identified by the candidate and awarded to the firm
- Annual four weeks of paid time off (depending on when you start) and a minimum of eight paid holidays per year
- 100% paid ORCA transportation card or parking stipend
- Bike parking and showers are available within the building
- Lunch provided every Friday
- 401(k) plan with match on employee contributions
- Ability to work from home full time through the end of 2020. Beyond 2020 still to be determined.
About The Fearey Group
In its fourth decade, The Fearey Group has earned an outstanding reputation as the leading independent full-service public relations firm in Washington State. For 39 years, we have had a track record of long-term client and employee relationships. With our combined focus on public relations and public affairs, we bring a real-world understanding of the business climate and the local political landscape to every situation. We pride ourselves in our award-winning social media practice.
We strongly support employee involvement in the community through board appointments, non-profit involvement and civic participation. Our industries of focus include healthcare, consumer, transportation, aerospace, real estate, built environment, life sciences, environmentally-friendly products, financial services, municipalities and non-profits.
The Fearey Group consistently rewards individuals with drive, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our motto is “Fearless Thinking.”
Please send resume and cover letter to Christine Nettles at email@example.com (No phone calls, please)
The Fearey Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law