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Account Executive with Education-Focused P.R. Firm (Remote)

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Larson Communications
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Chicago, IL
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Published 22 days ago

Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:

Larson Communications is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premier public education reform communications organization. With teammates in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver, we serve clients across the country as they do positive work with thousands of children and families.

Larson Communications has a values-driven culture. We believe in cultivating a work environment for all that fosters a dedicated, passionate and high-performing team. Our shared values of service, commitment to excellence, integrity, team and passion fuel our work.

Our seasoned, nimble team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of great organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Account Executive to join our team.

As Account Executive, your job duties will include:

  • Acting as the primary contact with clients, continually fostering strong relationships.
  • Providing strategic counsel and developing the right messaging to help organizations tell their stories to national and regional audiences.
  • Finalizing and distributing communications materials to internal and external audiences (e.g. news releases, pitches, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, etc.).
  • Mentoring and managing the daily work of support staff.
  • Working with top-tier media outlets in the education and policy beats, including managing media relationships on our clients’ behalf.
  • Engaging in the firm’s new business development process.
  • Staying updated on the latest cutting-edge trends in public relations as well as being an active participant in the education reform movement.
  • Serving as an ambassador of Larson Communications when networking with clients and professional peers.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in the public relations or public policy arenas. Direct experience pitching to the news media is preferred.
  • Direct experience working with charter schools or other organizations in the education reform space is a plus.
  • Search engine and social media advertising experience is a plus.
  • Social media management experience for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, marketing, business administration, public policy or a related field.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate successful execution of media and broader communications campaigns.
  • A team player with a collaborative spirit and demonstrated experience in leading team projects.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines with an eye for detail.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, social and digital media tools as well as Meltwater is a plus.

Location: Larson Communications offers a remote work environment. Preference may be given to candidates near our team members in Chicago or Denver.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
Salary
See below
Determined by experience

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

Send resumes to info@larsonpr.com with the subject line ‘Account Executive application for Larson Communications AM21’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include the word ‘pineapple’ in your cover letter. Please, no phone calls.

Send resumes to info@larsonpr.com with the subject line ‘Account Executive application for Larson Communications AM21’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include…

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