Public Relations Senior Account Executive, Seattle
Nyhus Communications - Seattle, WA

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The PR Senior Account Executive will support and lead high-profile accounts. The ideal candidate will manage multiple projects and be a team leader, responding quickly to changing business conditions and client requests. A Senior Account Executive clearly understands the team and client objectives and takes a proactive approach to meeting client expectations/needs. S/he will be an effective writer and draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required. Experience in digital communications including video, web, mobile and social media is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will embrace the evolution of public relations and have a proven track record of delivering creative solutions to meet client goals. A minimum of 4-years’ PR agency experience is required with 5-7 years of experience in public relations/communications. Experience managing a client relationship as well as individuals or a team is essential.

Responsibilities and Skills

Client Service
*Lead multiple high-profile accounts, serving as a strategist, project manager and team leader
*Research, understand and anticipate client needs; provide value-added service and build relationships
*Serve as day-to-day clients contact
*Proactively anticipate and manage dynamic campaigns
*Demonstrate strong understanding and awareness of client issues in order to provide strategic planning and counsel to clients and stakeholders
*Develop and present PR plans that address business goals, situation analysis, challenges, solutions, measurement criteria and budgets

Media Relations
*Lead proactive and reactive media outreach and strategy on behalf of multiple clients
*Research, understand and anticipate media landscape; provide value-added service and build relationships with key contacts
*Leverage prior media relationships on behalf of clients and the broader team
*Seamlessly coordinate requests from media and other stakeholders, providing strategic counsel and demonstrating value to client at all times
*Propose story ideas (scope, timing), schedule media interviews, educate and shape opinions on key campaign themes
*Moderate media interviews and provide client useful briefing materials prior to as well as constructive performance feedback after the interview
*Drive industry analyst program for various clients

Writing
*Proven ability to draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required
*Demonstrated technical writing skills

Digital Media
*Strong experience managing social media strategies and tactics for clients
*Experience using video, web and other multimedia tools in communications strategies. Basic design and/or editing skills a plus.

Business Activities
*Manage Account Executives, Account Coordinators and Interns, where necessary, serving as a coach and mentor
*Participate in cross-team projects
*Participate in internal agency initiatives as needed
*Proactively work with client and team on contracting, invoicing, allocating resources and managing team time against budget
*Track billable time precisely and consistently

Networking & Business Development
*Raise the visibility of the firm by participating in external community and industry networking activities
*Actively participate in business development planning and programs

Utilization
*90% billable
*Based on a minimum 40 hour work week; occasional evening and weekend work; occasional domestic travel

Qualifications
*BA/BS degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field preferred
*At least 4 years of PR agency experience
*Demonstrated understanding of news media and a passion for innovative clients
*At least 2 years managing a client relationship
*At least 1-2 years’ experience managing individuals or a team
*Experience facilitating media interviews and pitching stories
*Established media contacts
*Strong ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
*Experience writing and developing press materials
*Experience producing and utilizing digital media
*Developed, presented and executed PR plans
*Ability to successfully multi-task
*Excellent written and verbal communications skills
*Collaborative, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate
*Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
*Highly-collaborative team player, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate
*Solid judgment with high standards of accuracy, responsiveness, integrity and discretion

Competitive salary and benefits. Salary reflects experience. Applicants may be required to take a writing test during the interview process.

About Nyhus

We are a dynamic, results-oriented Seattle-based strategic communications and advocacy firm with a growing list of world-class clients. With offices in Seattle and Washington, D.C., Nyhus is a smart, strategic, collaborative and well-connected firm that operates at the intersection of business, government and the community. We work hard and deliver exceptional results for our clients. Included on Seattle Business Magazine’s annual list of Washington’s Best Companies to Work For, Nyhus is regarded as the up-and-coming agency in the Pacific Northwest. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing firm poised for rapid growth.

To Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and three writing samples to careers at nyhus dot com, indicating in the subject line the position for which you’re applying. We respectfully ask that you refrain from calling about your application. We will contact you if we see a good fit. Thank you for your interest in Nyhus.


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