Hello MainlandLLC Account Executive Tampa, FL · Chicago, IL · Full time

Account Executive - Media Relations



Born out of a need to transcend the old ideas of storytelling for the 21st century, Mainland is the one-stop shop for storytelling and amplification. We believe in a full-circle approach to creating impactful stories. Who we are is synonymous with what we do. At our core, Mainland is driven by three guiding principles to create a brand biography: people, storytelling and measurable results. We deliver better relationships, strategy, service, and results while consistently accomplishing and exceeding our clients’ expectations. 

We offer public relations, content marketing, social media, graphic design and branding, consumer brand strategy, franchise development consulting, marketing strategy and execution, advertising and experiential marketing services.  

We are the agency of choice for the Franchise Brands industry, but that’s not all! We also serve the Hospitality, Travel, Home Services, Real Estate, and Technology industries.


Are you looking for a start-up culture with the resources, stability and foundation of an established company with 15 years at the top of its field? What about an entrepreneurial environment balanced with autonomy and structure to spur creativity and new ideas?

Do you want to be challenged daily and given opportunities to grow personally and professionally? Challenging convention is at the core of everything we do. We eliminate the mindset that the status quo is enough through next-level content, creative, distribution and talent. We build teams that continually strive to get better than the day before. 

With that said, we invite you to apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement listed below. Our success starts with our people, and we are looking for people who want to grow with us!


Being confident in calling media outlets and following-up with emails is the primary skill set needed as well as staying highly organized with a lot of different people, places and things to juggle.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • We are looking for someone who isn't afraid to phone pitch, who studies the media and who is excited about getting media interviews and ultimately securing media placements for our clients 
  • This position is a fast-paced, phone and email focused role 
  • We are also looking for those with experience in staying at their positions; we want those who, if they have experience, have shown commitment to those experiences. We want you to stay and grow with our company! 
  • Our ideal candidates have a long-term goal of being media or account managers, and this role is an excellent preparation for going into that position after a year of “pitching” (the media) and a year of pitching plus coaching other (media) pitchers
  • Although salaried and not a sales position, this job is very outcome focused, with employees being evaluated on the number and quality of interviews and secured placements they obtain for our clients
  • This role may also include writing articles, press releases or profiles 
  • Job duties and obligations are as generally described and will be described in more detail upon commencement of employment. Job duties and obligations may change from time to time as determined by Mainland

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required, we welcome those with the highest level of English language skills, both written and especially verbal, at least basic math skills and high reasoning ability to solve practical problems and deal with a lot of variables in situations as well as the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form 
  • No certifications, licenses or registrations are required but you must be able to successfully use applications in Google Workspace, be able to learn to use HubSpot for project management and any other work-related applications we put into place 
  • Qualities of successful candidates include the following: outgoing, organized, competitive, cooperative, collaborative, committed, enthusiastic, determined, driven, confident

Travel: There is a possibility that the job may entail 10% travel, such as potential twice yearly company retreats or certain client events. 


  • Position is a Hybrid position, with 2 days per week in the office
  • Employees are expected to work a standard of 8 hours daily, additional hours may be required if outcomes are not hit
  • Employees can select which timezone they want to work in, but the agency is organized around the CT timezone from 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Because of the confidential nature of our client work, this is not a job that should be done from a public location 
  • Employees are expected to have a dedicated work area that is free from distractions and an ability to commit to their job in its entirety the entire time working
  • Time tracking is required 
  • We have a professional dress code and behavior standards plus other requirements as detailed in our handbook 


  • This position pays between $45-$55K per year depending on experience and location plus opportunities for bonuses and advancement. 
  • We pay 75% of a high-quality national PPO insurance plan plus offer voluntary dental and vision.
  • We also match the first 1% of a 401K plus 50% of the next 5%. 
  • Candidates are evaluated for advancement at least once a year. 
  • Professional Paid Time Off is given after 90 days of full-time employment (the first 90 days’ time off is unpaid), plus we have a paid holiday schedule. Professional Paid Time Off allows for open ended PTO opportunities, as long as outcomes and overall agency resource needs are met.


  • This job requires you to have a computer that is fast enough to have uptime (both on the internet and quality of internet) that makes for reliable video and phone calls on secure devices. You also use a phone for a lot of the calling of sources. 
  • We have a bring your own device policy and compensate up to $1,000 per year (based on anniversary) for computer, internet and phone use. We do not provide technical support. 


$45,000 - $55,000 per year