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Friday, March 02, 2012

Olson - Public Relations Account Supervisor

Position Summary: Olson PR is searching for an energetic, self-starter to fill the role of Account Supervisor in a fast-paced, creative agency environment. Our ideal Account Supervisor will have five to seven years of PR agency experience in the consumer space, have strong strategic thinking, writing/editing and presentation skills, a very strong media relations background, a hunger to experiment and integrate traditional and social media channels, and a commitment to deliver timely results for our blue-chip clients.

Agency Mission:

Connection Is All That Counts.

Essential Functions:
·         Drives day-to-day activity with Client projects and serves as day-to-day client contact
·         Maintains strong relationships with key journalists and bloggers and is highly effective at crafting and pitching a compelling story
·         Plans, writes and edits stand-out media strategies, materials and pitches
·         Supervises PR Account Executive, Assistant Account Executives and Interns to ensure that the team is delivering top notch work
·         Creates and manages press events and campaign-related events
·         Works closely with PR Account 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.
·         Drives execution of approved programs
·         Interfaces with Project Management for vendor oversight to coordinate the design, production and completion of Client projects on time and on budget
  • Liaises with Holistic Agency Account Team to ensure seamless integration with broader marketing plans
  • Strives to grow current account business
  • Provides timely and comprehensive updates and reports of 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 media relations skills and desire to find creative ways to secure coverage and create news on behalf of clients
  • 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
  • Demonstrated passion for the public relations industry and a track record of enthusiasm for clients

Education & Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in 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.
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