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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Roepke Public Relations - Public Relations Account Executive

Roepke Public Relations has an immediate opening for an account executive.

This position requires a minimum of four years experience with a public relations agency or with a publication as a published journalist. We are seeking a team member who is highly polished, professional, passionate, driven and who wants to be a part of a rapidly growing company.

Required skills and attributes:
  • BA or BS in journalism, public relations, communications or related field.
  • A minimum of four years PR agency experience pitching national print and broadcast media. International media experience is highly recommended.
  • Team oriented, warm, engaging and diplomatic personality.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills.
  • Industrious personality.
  • Excellent client services skills.
  • Ability to multitask, anticipate needs, switch gears and react immediately.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate with energy and confidence.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Wire Services, Cision MediaSource and knowledgeable in social media.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Craft and edit written press material; including press releases, media alerts, and requests for coverage that adheres to The Associated Press style guidelines.
  • Research and prepare strategically targeted media lists and editorial calendars using tools provided by the company.
  • Develop and maintain working relationship with various sectors of the media; meet tight media and client deadlines.
  • Secure broadcast, print and online editorial coverage for clients of the agency.
  • Prepare and assist clients for all media correspondence and interviews.
  • Handle multiple clients simultaneously, within a variety of sectors.
  • Assist senior account executives and company president.
This is not a sales position. Candidates must have media relations experience.

We have a high-energy, collaborative environment with excellent benefits and provide exceptional career growth opportunities for those motivated to excel.

We value integrity, dependability, entrepreneurial spirit, motivation, character and a positive attitude; in our clients and in our team. Our firm has been recognized and honored for our commitment to community service and a corporate vision that supports volunteer activities. Please visit us at, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Please forward resume and salary requirements to:

Roepke Public Relations
800 LaSalle Avenue, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402