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Friday, October 17, 2014

Kohnstamm Communications - Assistant Account Executive

Kohnstamm Communications is an award winning Public Relations Agency and serves a target niche of consumer and business media, branding, CPG, B2B and online marketing in key sectors including corporate social responsibility, organic/natural food and beverage, health and wellness, and others. Ranked No. 3 among “Best Food and Beverage PR Firms” and No. 8 among “Best CSR/Corporate Conscience PR Firms” by

The Assistant Account Executive (AAE) is expected to be a self-starter able to integrate and work closely with other Kohnstamm teams.  This position has exposure to clients, actively builds relationships, begins owning projects, and focuses on increasing knowledge of industry issues.   The AAE will have a pulse on the competitive and industry landscape and be able to take the lead on projects and reactive requests.

The AAE is able to develop in-the-moment tactics that allow our clients to respond quickly to current issues and effectively position themselves and/or their products in a positive light.  Tactics include reactively and proactively contacting media, developing messaging/talking points, reviewing clippings, and developing and deploying social media campaigns.  In addition, the AAE may be called upon to prepare press kits, assist in product launches, trade shows, and write press materials (media pitches, press releases, video scripts, etc.) and client briefings.  

As a member of the account team, the AAE assists in research and analysis and aids in the managing of day-to-day account administration.  Strong persuasive writing and client communication skills are key for success.  An ability to quickly build trusting relationships with consumer lifestyle writers, bloggers and editors is required.   The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced, team-oriented work environment, posses a sense of humor, and is able to perform under pressure.     

Honored by the Holmes Report as the nation’s “2010 Boutique Agency of the Year,” Twin-Cities based Kohnstamm Communications has accrued a dynamic portfolio of national clients. The marketing industry has taken notice.  We are looking for intensely focused, smart and PR-savvy individuals to continue our great work into 2014 and beyond.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: with Assistant Account Executive in the subject line. Applications with out a cover letter will not be accepted.