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Public Affairs Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor

We’re a collaborative, community-immersed, women-owned business, working at the intersection of what’s next for our city: equity and inclusion, business and innovation, science and technology. If you have a passion for making an impact and want to work with smart, funny, kind people, keep reading.

Client Management Responsibilities

  • Assists the Senior Director of Public Affairs in developing overall client goals and strategies
  • Manages client projects/programs with supervision from a director depending on size of account
  • Delivers top quality work to clients, including memos, releases, pitches and plans 
  • Builds successful client relationships at appropriate levels
  • Knows and interfaces with relevant client media
  • Shows judgment and maturity in dealing with clients, influencers and the media 
  • Understands use and best practices for major social media platforms 

Public Affairs

  • Has an understanding and experience navigating the local political landscape and functions of government
  • Builds on existing relationships with local and industry decision-makers, policy makers and leaders
  • Works closely with public affairs leadership to deepen policy expertise, outreach experience, and external partnerships
  • Experience working in, with, or for BIPOC organizations, advocacy organizations, and community groups

Writing 

  • Produces written materials that require minimal manager edits
  • Demonstrates good judgment in all written client communication 
  • Writes strong and creative leads, pitches and quotes

Media Relations 

  • Identifies and advances key client story topics/ideas 
  • Reads/follows key media to understand beats and coverage opportunities
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with journalists 
  • Demonstrates a track record of successful media and influencer placements 

Client Relationships 

  • Serves as day-to-day contact for the client
  • Identifies and sends information of value to client’s business with insights
  • Works with team to quickly find and share client news with context

Internal Responsibilities 

  • Reviews agendas and action items, providing feedback to team
  • Helps to prep for calls and meetings with supervisor
  • Provides insightful feedback to junior team members
  • Alerts manager immediately to any internal or external challenges
  • Participates in internal new business meetings and in presentations
  • Personifies the definition of a “team player” 
  • Has a sense of urgency and dedication to advancing the work process efficiently 
  • Finds effective solutions to challenges 
  • Has a proven ability to multitask with strong organizational skills and attention to detail       
  • Actively supports the agency’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals and programs
  • Embraces agency culture of collaboration
  • Participates in an agency committee (DEI, wellness, website, corporate social responsibility, and more)
  • Participates in external events on behalf of the agency
  • Begins to build other organizational relationships of benefit to agency and/or clients

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 – 5 years of public affairs or policy/government communications experience
  • Degree in public relations, communications, journalism, business or other related field of study
  • Experience with policy research, development and content development
  • Background supporting relationships with diverse and high-ranking stakeholders, including government officials, community partners and members of the public
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint); SharePoint and OneDrive experience a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a background in AP-style writing

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