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Monday, March 26, 2018

Padilla - Assistant Account Executive - PR & Marketing Communications

Do you have a passion for technical subjects and want to challenge yourself at one of the best communications agencies in Minneapolis? Padilla is looking for an entry-level communications professional who is ready to join an established, busy team and hit the ground running.
This assistant account executive role, which focuses on key manufacturing and technology clients, is perfect for professionals who:
  • love to write
  • can identify and execute trade media opportunities to generate coverage
  • can navigate social channels
  • enjoy going beyond the task at hand to identify new ideas and opportunities for clients
  • want experience working directly with complex B2B brands in an agency or corporate role
As an assistant account executive, you’ll work with and provide support to a number of teams, so flexibility and a team attitude are key. You should be comfortable balancing multiple assignments at once and thinking independently, knowing your team is there to support you.
Typical assignments require communications skills including writing, digital and social media content management, media pitching, media list development, research, project coordination and event work.  This development position offers generous training opportunities that pick up where your college work or other internships left off.
We evaluate co-workers on both chemistry and skills. You’ll be asked to complete our skills assessment, and we lean toward self-starters who love to work both independently and in a group. Points if you aren’t afraid to question the status quo or speak up with ideas that might just change the world.
What you get in return is an amazing place to work, free parking, opportunities for growth and education, cool co-workers, an environment that challenges you to be your best and so much more.
Excellence. Integrity & Truthfulness. Generosity. Innovation & Creativity. Service & Servant Leadership. Inclusion. That's who we strive to be. And we’re seeking motivated individuals who want to grow with us.
Padilla is an employee-owned firm and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop an ability to write for different communication disciplines: memos, feature articles, digital and social media content, marketing materials, employee relations materials, financial communication, op-eds, speeches, etc.
  • Assist in developing and managing client plans, budgets, timelines and project matrices.
  • Assist in the development of public relations initiatives, including media interviews/tours, brochures/newsletters, digital and online campaigns, surveys, special events, etc.
  • Become a media relations expert. Learn how the print/broadcast/online media works and how to successfully pitch stories that might feature or include clients. This could also include media monitoring, building and maintaining media lists, coordinating and/or implementing media tours, etc.
  • Support client event activities by overseeing travel, vendor coordination and other details.
  • Assist in team research needs in all forums, including internet, telephone interviews, etc., and formulate thoughts and recommendations based on research results.
  • Contribute to the timely production of accurate, typo-free conference, monthly and clip reports.
  • Support team new business efforts including researching prospects and participating in RFP responses and new business presentation preparations.
  • Meet all deadlines and keep supervisors informed of progress on projects.
  • Attend all team meetings; come prepared, take notes and follow through on any commitments you make in these meetings.
  • Properly delegate assignments to interns and peers, be responsive to issues/concerns/workload of team members.
  • Manage-up: Make sure your supervisors are doing their part so that your needs are being met and you are being supported in delivering upon your obligations to clients, colleagues, the media, business partners, etc.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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