Junior Account Executive | Turner Public Relations

Posted on Apr 14, 2022
Type: Job

TURNER, a full-service public relations and digital communications agency specializing in travel, outdoor, wellness, lifestyle, and spirits brands, is seeking a Junior Account Executive with a passion for storytelling and media relations for the industries we serve. Candidates must have 1-2 years of media relations experience with demonstrated results. We currently work on a hybrid schedule, in office 2 days a week. This position is based in Chicago.

Responsibilities

  • Supports daily activities for 4-7 designated national and international accounts with a focus on hospitality and tourism
  • Serves as a day-to-day resource for media contacts, contributing 50 percent of time to proactive media and influencer relations
  • Assists with development and implementation of all PR strategic plan initiatives, under supervision
  • Understands and prioritizes the objectives of each client; anticipates needs in advance
  • Develops and maintains solid relationships with journalists and social media influencers, identifying ways to integrate social networking into outreach strategies
  • Monitor, track, and report coverage for an assigned portfolio of accounts
  • Prepares meeting agendas, notes and reports
  • Writes client collateral, which includes but is not limited to: news releases, media alerts, photo captions, media pitches, bios and fact sheets
  • Assists with client relations through meetings, conference calls, events and general contact
  • Assists with planning client media familiarization tours, as needed
  • Stay abreast of current industry news and trends

Requirements

  • 1-2+ years of communications experience in public relations/media relations; agency experience preferred
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with an epic attention to detail
  • A voracious appetite for reading/media consumption: magazine, newspapers, blogs, podcasts – you scan or listen to them all, with attention to trends and how outlets are structuring their content
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment
  • The ability to anticipate team and client needs and proactively assist
  • Solid project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple accounts
  • Proficiency in AP Style
  • Familiarity with MuckRack, BurrellesLuce, TrendKite, influencer research and cloud-based tools a plus
  • A proven understanding of social media platforms and content across Tik-Tok, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • An interest in or familiarity with influencers, understanding how to research and find relevant ones for account needs

Location

Turner Public Relations
20 West Kinzie
Floor 10
Chicago, IL 60654

How to apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Melanie Dennig melanie@turnerpr.com

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