Disrupt PR PR Senior Account Manager Austin, TX · Remote · Full time

Senior Account Manager

Description

Position Overview:


We’re hiring a PR Senior Account Manager (FTE) who can help us effectively accomplish our company mission: PR placements through innovation.


Our PR Senior Account Manager will be responsible for learning, mastering, managing and executing our pitch process, communicating directly with clients and delivering on real results (media placements for clients).


Our clients are entrepreneurs and brand leaders who turn to us for smart, strategic media strategy. As a Disrupt PR Senior Account Manager, you will be expected to:

  • Write, execute and send ~5 unique pitches per week to journalists and contacts
  • Communicate directly with reporters, writers and bookers to coordinate and setup interviews
  • Communicate directly with clients (client facing) and providing hands-on support on campaigns and client objectives
  • Firm understanding of news cycle, editorial choices and news-jacking
  • Reactive pitching to breaking and day-of news on behalf of your client(s)
  • Manage projects, campaigns, objectives for the clients you oversee, adhering to timelines, deadlines and the scope of services we provide
  • Deliver well ahead of deadlines and be forward thinking
  • Understanding of the PR agency business model and the value of public relations
  • Pivot quickly and proactively
  • Display a great, positive attitude, and being open to feedback and suggestions
  • Hit key milestones and KPI's for clients accounts


How You’ll Work:

  • This is a salary based position with bonus opportunities when KPI’s are met.
  • This is a remote, work-from-home position that in the future, may require occasional travel to our main office in Austin, TX.


Position Requirements:

  • You have a background that includes a minimum of 5+ years PR agency experience working as a publicist. Nice to have: experience as a working journalist (print, digital or broadcast)
  • You excel at client service and have a high level of confidence in the work you perform
  • You deeply understand the public relations industry, news cycle and the makings of a journalistic story
  • You're proficient at pitching stories and are a highly organized person who can coordinate multiple projects and pitches effectively, accurately and proactively
  • You’re a self-motivated person who can work well independently while staying focused on the job at hand
  • You have account management experience; speaking and communicating with clients as the main point of contact
  • You have a significant roster of national and local media contacts including TV, digital and podcast
  • You’re a problem solver and think ahead to ensure any challenges don’t greatly impact progress or outcomes
  • You have a functional and quiet home working environment, including: computer, Zoom Proficient, cell phone and high-speed internet
  • Degree or equivalent background in Marketing, Communications/Journalism or Business
  • Experience working in entrepreneurial, start-up fast-paced environments
  • Technology savvy with the ability to jump into any software system and figure it out
  • This is a salary position and compensation is based on experience.


How We Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

We are a female/minority owned agency. Our culture strives to produce fairness, inclusion and equity for all. We are an open dialogue, open community, always willing and ready to grow as a team and as individuals. This is an equal opportunity position.



Salary

$70,000 - $90,000 per year