Position: Junior Account Executive (full-time)

The Junior Account Executive (JAE) at The TASC Group plays a critical role on client accounts, supporting all day-to-day client activities, projects and teams at a tactical level with direction from senior leadership.

They display an understanding of media relations and storytelling and possess effective written and verbal communication and time management skills. They have the ability to work adeptly on multiple projects.

A successful JAE will ensure efficiency and productivity on client accounts. They will work with supervision and direction from senior leadership, while growing their own skillset and expertise in PR.

General Skills Required

  • Communicate effectively (written and verbal)
  • Work as a self-starter
  • Offer ideas and take initiative
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Be organized and efficient
  • Prioritize tasks and manage time in a consistent manner
  • Maintain a positive attitude and have a sense of humor
  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers
  • Work well on a small team
  • Display passion for social justice and advocacy causes

Core Responsibilities/Duties:

Media Relations

  • Good understanding of media relations and best practices re: media management
  • Support account executives/SAEs and senior management on execution of strategic outreach plans for client campaigns or events
  • Conduct thorough media research and create customized media lists for client campaigns
  • Craft effective pitches
  • Secure quality media placements with guidance and strategic direction from senior staff
  • Develop and grow media contact network
  • Prepare press materials such as press releases & media kits

Client Relations

  • Play a critical supporting role on 3 – 5 client accounts
  • Work under AEs/SAEs or senior management to liaise with clients when appropriate via email and in phone or in-person meetings
  • Attend client meetings and take effective notes
  • Develop client weekly agendas and recaps and media reports with senior supervision

Social Media

  • Monitor and track social media for TASC
  • Provide tactical support on TASC social media accounts

Administrative

  • Assist senior team with new business research and development

Management

  • Oversee internship program and development of interns with input from senior staff

Strategy

  • Display creative thinking to support development of media strategy plans for clients

Professional Development

  • Commit to continuous learning of PR tactics and strategy

Personal Health and Wellness

  • Commit to continuous personal health and wellness in order to maintain a level of professionalism and excellence in your work throughout the year
  • Avoid burnout by taking breaks and speaking to senior management about stress

Basic Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in public relations, communications and/or a related field (nonprofits, advocacy/mission-driven organizations, political campaigning, PR agencies, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with Cision and additional PR management tools
  • A strategic and tactical understanding of social media and social networking tools (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc.)

Email resume and cover letter to (include “Junior Account Executive” in the subject line).


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