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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Relations Account Executive

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

PR Account Executive
Strategic Communications and Media Division

Fallston Group is seeking a highly motivated PR Account Executive to join its growing team in a full-time capacity. We are looking for someone with 2-3 years of relevant public relations experience, superb writing capabilities, and the ability to multitask to provide provide public relations and special project support for clients in a wide variety of industries. This is a client-facing position, so terrific verbal communications and presentation skills are a must.

Basic responsibilities for this position include research with state-of-the-art media software (e.g., Cision, TVEyes), drafting press materials, conducting media relations and driving placement activity, special projects, event management and general client account support. Agency and client-facing communication experience is preferred. Ideal candidates must demonstrate previous successes in traditional and non-traditional media relations (social) and be able to thrive in a small, but fast-paced, growing culture.

General responsibilities include:

  • Researching, planning and implementing public relations and marketing communication strategies, both in-house and for client accounts;
  • Drafting, editing and distributing media materials and client deliverables, including press releases, media alerts, fact sheets, blogs, case studies, talking points, correspondence and letters;
  • Developing and maintaining media contact lists using Cision public relations software;
  • Media monitoring and actively identifying client news opportunities and headlines;
  • Cultivating relationships with members of the news media and directly pitching headlines and story ideas;
  • On-site media management and event support;
  • Client-facing and account management;
  • Maintaining the highest standards of excellence while continually over-delivering for client accounts.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-3 years of public relations experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field (e.g., public relations, communication, media, journalism, marketing);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of public relations software (e.g., Cision, TVEyes);
  • Proficiency in AP Style;
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate with internal and external audiences;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and in tandem with others to accomplish unique goals;
  • Ability to multitask and thrive while working under very tight deadlines;
  • A desire to learn and experience all facets of traditional and new media.

A little about the Fallston Group’s culture; we firmly believe in:

  • Embracing sound character
  • Establishing a clear vision
  • Providing a learning environment
  • Rewarding results
  • Celebrating successes
  • Growing from lessons learned
  • Thinking beyond self
  • Aligning with credible stakeholders
  • Driving growth
  • Getting excited about creative opportunity
  • Over-delivering for those that depend on us

Interested candidates should submit professional credentials, salary/benefit expectations and date of availability electronically to:

Fallston Group
c/o Human Resources Support
info@FallstonGroup.com

Fallston Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About Fallston Group
Fallston Group is a highly trusted, executive advisory firm focused on building, strengthening and defending reputations. We operate where leadership, strategy and communications intersect. Reputations are both positively and negatively impacted by many variables. Whether working with clients in a proactive or reactive sense, we engage with velocity and vision while turning adversity into advantage. Fallston Group knows what it takes to get a client into or out of the news, and we are committed to strengthening and protecting our clients’ brands through the development and distribution of core messages that support the story they want told. This gives our clients the confidence and persuasive power to shape stakeholder opinion. Fallston Group team members provide a blend of both executive and operational services to help leaders prepare for, navigate through and recover from issues of adversity and crisis. Many leaders refer to Fallston Group as their “Chief Reputation Officer.”

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