Anson-Stoner (www.anson-stoner.com) is looking for a hard-working, dynamic full-time account executive with media relations experience to join the public relations department. The ideal candidate will be able to ebb and flow in an ever-changing environment while building strong internal and external relationships. He/she will also be able to effectively communicate with various media (print, electronic, online and broadcast) and have an understanding of social media.
- Conducting media relations, including pitching, researching, scheduling interviews, and developing media backgrounders - Developing, writing, and pitching approved news releases and media alerts - Researching, outlining and writing feature materials, web copy and other client program writing assignments - Building and maintaining relationships with local, regional and national media - Following up with members of the media to track and ensure client inclusion in stories - Assisting with planning, organizing and executing special events, if needed - Assisting in the development of communications plans – for internal and external communications programs – as needed - Assisting with research as it relates to new business, client business or agency business - Helping to coordinate special media requests, media familiarization trips and other media needs - Managing Anson-Stoner’s social media sites with guidance - Proofing written materials for style, grammar, etc. - Developing weekly client status reports, media coverage recaps, etc.; assisting with reporting progress against goals - Monitoring daily and weekly for client media coverage - Creating client-ready media clippings - Collaborating on accounts senior leaders across agency departments
• Media relations experience, either on the agency/client side or in a newsroom - Strong written and oral communications skills (we can’t emphasize this enough!) - Ability to multi-task with great attention to detail (proofreading, grammar, conciseness) - Instinctive problem-solving skills - Social media savvy - Strong research skills - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) - Ability to work well in a team environment and intellectual curiosity - At least two years of relevant experience, preferably in an agency environment - Knowledge of AP Style - Knowledge of Cision is a plus.
We will assume you are reliable, motivated, organized and can work on tight deadlines if you apply. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is a must.
Desired or Required:
B.A. or B.S. in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or other related field required
How To Apply:
If you are interested in the PR Account Executive position please send your cover letter and resume to Jeannie Clary at Jeannieclary@anson-stoner.com.