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Friday, November 12, 2010

Olson - Account Supervisor PR

Position Summary: OLSON PR is searching for an energetic, self-starter to fill the role of Account Supervisor in a holistic environment. Our ideal Account Supervisor will have netted 5 – 7 years of progressively responsible PR agency experience, have strong strategic thinking, writing/editing and presentation skills, a hunger to experiment and integrate traditional media and social media channels, and engage and inspire a team to deliver for our clients!

Agency Mission:
Create and ignite brand communities.

Essential Functions:
Maintains day-to-day activity with Client projects and serves as day-to-day client contact
Supervises and mentors junior PR staff members
Maintains a relationship with various editors of publications in order to be able to facilitate advantageous placement of articles and releases for Clients
Oversees press materials development and media outreach, coordinates press events and campaign-related events
Develops PR tactics and ideas to support the Client's products in the marketplace
Works closely with PR Account Director and Public Relations Director to contribute to the Client strategic direction and insight, developing short and long-term PR plans and subsequent goals and measurement requirements
Identifies and manages Client problems such as client/agency relations, budgets, etc.
Oversees execution of approved programs
Interfaces with Project Management for vendor oversight to coordinate the design, production and completion of Client projects, as required
Liaises with Center Agency Account Team to ensure seamless holistic integration with broader marketing plans
Strives to grow current account business and develop new business for the agency
Provides overview of Clients' current activities, plans and future developments
Ensures that Clients are receiving the highest level of service, value and creative thinking from the agency
Knowledge and Skills:
All AAE/AE/SAE skills and the following:
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; presentation experience
Exceptional management and mentoring skills
Ability to interact with and gain the trust of senior clients
Ability to provide strategic communications, business and marketing recommendations
Extensive knowledge of both the marketing communications business and client business
High-level decision making skill and abilities
Understands organizational dynamics and use this understanding to best serve the client and agency
Understanding of an agency as a business and ability to run accounts profitably

Education & Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree, preferably in advertising, public relations, journalism or communications, or equivalent industry experience.
5 - 7 years of related professional work experience. Extensive agency experience almost always necessary. If not, experience working in-house to execute internal/external communications and public relations plans, knowledge of sales and marketing, journalism and/or broadcasting, and business management preferable. Demonstrates knowledge of and passion for the industry, trustworthiness and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Ability to travel is required.

Send resumes to Alan Newbold  |  Public Relations Director - VP  |  anewbold@oco.com