Assistant Account Executive - Corporate PR
Edelman - Portland, OR

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Edelman Portland is seeking a dynamic Assistant Account Executive (AAE) to support our growing corporate PR team. In this position, you’ll work on a diverse range of corporate, public affairs, consumer, health and non-profit clients, learning from the best communications professionals in the industry. Bring your passion for public relations, attention to detail and sense of adventure.

As a vital member of our team, you’ll be surrounded by enthusiastic, supportive people who are committed to helping you grow in your career. Our vibrant office overlooking Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland keeps our teams energized with creative, collaborative open space, precious natural light and, of course, an endless supply of coffee and soda, so we’re at our best to provide world-class campaigns for clients.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

The AAE should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, proficiency with Microsoft Office, excellent organization skills, and the ability to adapt to change and meet deadlines. S/he must have a strong work ethic and dedication to consistently providing quality work. Previous internship or similar experience is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :

An AAE must have good interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to work effectively within a large team across multiple accounts. Time management skills are a must. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate hunger for exploring new aspects of communications, curiosity about clients’ industries and tenacity for tackling challenging assignments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Provide client service administration support; attend meetings, handle scheduling, logistics and provide billing support

- Research, compile and analyze client media coverage

- Write, edit and proofread materials, including press releases, pitch letters, fact sheets and client correspondence

- Apply general knowledge of social media tools to client programs

- Build lists and pitch media

- Help supervise interns/trainees

- Participate in new business proposals, including research and proposal preparation

- Commit to continuous learning through Edelman University and other training opportunities

- Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values (Quality, Integrity, Respect, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Mutual Benefits) and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

ABOUT EDELMAN:

Edelman’s Portland office was founded ten years ago by two enterprising employees working out of a coffee shop, and has since grown to a team of 45 professionals whose expertise reflects the unique needs and offerings of our beautiful region. Our clients span industries from healthcare and public agencies to technology and consumer brands. Edelman Portland has ranked as one of the top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon since 2006 and each year, our teams are recognized by the Portland chapter of PRSA for their award-winning work.

Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009 and one of its “A-List Agencies” in both 2010 and 2011; Adweek’s “2011 PR Agency of the Year;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year” and its 2012 “Digital Agency of the Year.” Edelman was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Advertising Age in 2010 and 2012 and among Glassdoor’s top ten “Best Places to Work” in 2011 and 2012. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Blue (advertising), BioScience Communications (medical communications), and agencies Edelman Significa (Brazil), and Pegasus (China). Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.

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