PUBLIC RELATIONS Account Manager
The right person for this position wants to work in an entrepreneurial, disruptive agency environment. This is someone who understands how to take a big idea and can break it down into action steps, and then deliver it, completed, wrapped with a bow. This is for someone who understands efficiency and client happiness is the key to our bottom line. This is someone who wants to get the work done, without excuse (or clock watching). This is someone who understands that Google is a great tool and resource, questions are the key to managing expectations and success, and self-starting is the only way to work. This is someone who knows how to be a solutionist. Sound like you? Apply below!
A little about us.
MEPR Agency is a (11 year old) boutique public relations and brand strategy agency based in Nashville, TN, with a specific emphasis on intercultural communications - connecting people and stories. We primarily work with entrepreneurial businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in a variety of industries. Our clients call us because they want to thoughtfully tell their story, need to work through a shift in their internal or external company culture, want to engage with a diverse (or hard to reach) audience, or want to manage their reputation through a current or potential business interruption.
Primary work of this position.
Serve as the manager of client happiness, and day to day contact for client work
Community engagement - focus groups, stakeholder communication, meeting coordination, meeting attendance, event evaluation
Social media strategy - editorial calendar, graphics, and management (facebook, twitter, Instagram, blogs, and more)
Research - media list building, community list, survey development
Writing - press releases, blogs, memos, bylined articles, and more
Project management - tasks lists, vendor management, meeting agendas and coordination
Media relations - building media lists, pitching, follow-up, secure clips, relationship building, media reports
Marketing support - creative direction, storyboard, sales collateral, email marketing
Graphic/Creative Design - presentations, one-sheets, flyers
Vendor management- coordinate video, photo, web, graphic, print
Event planning - attending client events, coordinating event logistics, managing relationships, follow-up
Participating in new business activities
Serving as a brand ambassador, actively working to enhance the agency’s visibility
3-5 years experience in public relations, marketing, or communications role (outside of internships)
Bachelor’s degree preferred; work experience can be substituted
Intermediate (or better) proficiency in Google, Mac and Microsoft products
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of social media
Previous Agency experience is a bonus!
Excellent communications skills, written and orally
Ability to manage multiple assignments (and personalities) and assign priority
Ability to start and execute tasks with minimal supervision
Committed to client happiness
An eye for creativity
Polished and professional
Ability to deliver presentations to audiences of varying sizes and backgrounds
Culturally sensitive, able to connect and communicate with a diverse cross section of individuals
Desires to grow with a small, growing company
Bonus if proficient in graphic design, photography, or videography
To apply, submit the below to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover letter—please share 2 things you would like to be responsible for within our company.
Portfolio/Resume—digital would be great
Social media links
Writing or work samples
Current salary or salary history
Bonus points for creativity