Careers

Current Opening

Account Manager (Public Relations)

Posted on

8/15/2021

About the Role

The firm is looking for an energetic, passionate, experienced PR professional to join our small, but growing team of highly motivated professionals as an Account Manager. In this role, you will lead several accounts – executing large-scale campaigns and managing high profile media outreach.  

To succeed in this role, you must be a determined, resourceful, creative tactician with outstanding qualifications and references. As such:

  • Your experience should speak for itself including examples of successful media relations campaigns.
  • You must possess the maturity to work with people at all corporate levels and in all settings, including the ability to lead productive meetings, make impactful presentations, craft strategies that resonate with clients and inspire the respect of colleagues in the media.
  • You are expected to be a team player and be willing to invest your time and energy in the success of Live Wire including supporting the firm in developing new business and mentoring/collaborating with fellow staff.

Live Wire is a small and tightknit group of professionals. Culture is key for us, as we support and encourage our coworkers through the ups and downs of account management as well as highs and lows outside of work. We are a welcoming and open team who believe in communication, hard work and having fun!

We are currently working in a socially-distanced, in-person office environment four days a week with one day of remote work on Thursdays.

Live Wire Strategic Communications offers the opportunity to work with a dynamic team, and an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical/dental/vision, paid holidays, 401(k) and profit sharing plan, summer Fridays and team building/development outings.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include all facets of media relations and social media account management and execution. Specifically, you are responsible for:

  • Managing client expectations and interfacing with clients;
  • Providing strategic counsel to clients;
  • Identifying and leveraging media relations and social media opportunities that will enhance our client’s reputation, key messages and thought leadership with external audiences;
  • Writing and editing press materials and social media posts;
  • Designing and implementing proactive media relations and social media outreach campaigns;
  • Developing and executing short- and long-term PR plans;
  • Coordinating message development; and
  • Leading client meetings and generating reporting documents.

Desired Experience + Skills

  • Minimum of three years of public relations experience at the global, national and regional level;
  • Experience writing copy for social media campaigns in a professional setting;
  • Superb account management skills – the ability to work effectively with clients in developing plans that match their goals and anticipate changing     needs/priorities/environments as well as collaborating with other Live Wire team members in developing and meeting the firm’s general account priorities;
  • Effective project management skills including excellent organizational skills – the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain a sharp focus on a campaign’s critical path while managing in a dynamic, creative, challenging and fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to define project goals and deliverables, as well as a track record in implementing key programs on time and within budget;
  • Rigorous attention to detail;
  • Superb writing, editing and public speaking skills including a proven ability to write compelling communications materials;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills as well as maintaining a positive attitude in a deadline-oriented environment; and
  • Competent user of business software (Microsoft Office, Cision, Sprout Social or similar social media monitoring platform)

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