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Senior Account Executive – PR / Media Relations

Rockville, MD

FOVNDRY seeks a seasoned senior account executive, PR / media relations to join our N. Bethesda, MD team. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who thrives in a fast-paced, agency environment, has a proven track record of successfully pitching media and securing results, and is experienced in all aspects of day-to-day project management of PR initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships and trust with existing client contacts to meet and exceed ongoing contract deliverables and overall expectations
  • Support account supervisors/directors in managing day-to-day client interactions and projects for assigned accounts
  • Support account supervisors/directors in planning, tracking, and managing project and client budgets and timelines, with the ability to identify issues quickly and effectively, and course correct as needed
  • Participate in and help lead internal planning meetings, brainstorm sessions, and the development of integrated communications strategies and media-based communications plans
  • Manage day-to-day media relations/media requests for FOVNDRY and assigned accounts
  • Employ and maintain strong media relations to shape and control communications that are in line with overall account and company objectives
  • Write compelling communications on behalf of company and assigned clients: press releases, bylined articles, blog copy, and other collateral
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop client collateral in support of initiatives across paid and organic print and digital platforms
  • As needed, handle day-to-day social media campaign management (content generation, interacting with community in real time, tracking metrics, etc.)
  • Stay on top of industry trends and continually seek training and education in new skills and tools related to your work

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience supporting PR efforts in a cross-functional environment; prior agency experience strongly preferred
  • BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a liberal arts discipline with a strong writing foundation
  • Knowledge of AP style guidelines required
  • Established relationships with and thorough understanding of the local media landscape required
  • A strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media
  • Exceptional communication (written and verbal), relationship-building skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, accountable in meeting deadlines, and a willingness to take ownership
  • Committed to upholding our business ethics and reputation
  • Public Information experience a plus

Benefits

  • Health, short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Professional and personal development program
  • PTO program, including federal holidays
  • Simple IRA with match
  • Summer Fridays
  • Team-building events
  • And more

Please send resume, cover letter, and portfolio/examples of applicable work to:

[email protected]