ACCOUNT 
COORDINATOR


 

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Big Sky Public Relations is a Montana firm specializing in community relations and media management for state and municipal construction projects, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. In a state where residents highly value a handshake, Big Sky Public Relations delivers an excellent outreach solution backed by local representation.

 

Based in the breathtaking mountains of Northwest Montana, the team at Big Sky Public Relations gets it when you say "limitless potential." After all, they are surrounded by it. That backdrop lends to the creativity and passion behind the big ideas developed and executed on a daily basis: the friendly handshake of a neighbor: and the flexibility to live with one foot in the great outdoors and one in the concrete jungle.

 

Job Location

This Account Coordinator (AC) opportunity is a work-from-home position based in Western Montana that will also include regular face-time with the public, public events, and on-site meetings at client offices. Although location is flexible, preferred cities are communities within a 30-minute drive of one of our established office locations (Kalispell, Missoula, Bozeman, Helena, or Great Falls). Big Sky Public Relations will provide all necessary equipment for work; the AC is responsible for providing a professional work space in their home and internet connection capable of supporting video conferencing. Work-from-home affords our team incredible flexibility, a relaxed working environment, and less drive time. It also requires excellent, consistent team and client communication. The AC will be a self-starter capable of delivering results with exceptional efficiency and minimal oversight. 

 

Job Description

The Account Coordinator (AC) is a dynamic, entry-level position for a person passionate building a career in public relations. In this role, there’s never a dull moment; the AC will have the opportunity to learn and grow a number of skills from technical writing and advertising buys to working with the media and creating social campaigns. The AC will work on numerous projects and will provide support to the entire public relations team, assisting with multiple clients and events and performing administrative functions as needed. The AC attends events and participates in client service, research, media relations, professional writing, basic graphic design, and social media strategy in order to deliver integrated communications campaigns. The AC may provide, as requested by the Principal or Account Executive, client communication support.The AC has superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and successfully work on multiple tasks on an ongoing basis. They have a superior work ethic and excellent interpersonal and communications skills. The AC is a coachable self-starter who learns quickly and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The AC reports directly to the Account Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Managing daily client coverage monitoring, clipping, and media placement reports

  • Maintain successful relationships with key media members

  • Conduct research in multiple industries

  • Develop and manage media contact databases

  • Attend in-person meetings and events with client, when appropriate

  • Write press kit documents as well as news releases, pitch letters, bylines, website content and blogs for Big Sky PR and its clients

  • Develop internal documents such as manuals or handbooks

  • Assist in drafting proposals, copywriting and proofreading

  • Assist with press tour and trade show schedules and appointments

  • Assist with the development of weekly, monthly and quarterly PR reports

  • Keep abreast of each client’s industry, competition and coverage

  • Develop social media campaigns, draft, organize and schedule content for Big Sky PR and its clients

  • Conduct outreach activities in public settings including canvassing, representing client projects at community events, and material distribution to stakeholder groups and community partners

  • Provide client communication support as requested

  • Management of public hotline during business hours including fielding calls and questions from the public about client projects

  • Maintenance of project communication logs and organization of public input collected

  • General administrative duties as needed such as greeting clients, answering phones, office errands, or light housekeeping

Interpersonal Skills

Develop and maintain productive, trusting relationships with clients, stakeholders, elected officials, members of the media, and other influencers with whom he/she will regularly interact. Work cooperatively and positively with other members of the Big Sky Public Relations team on a daily basis. Possess a commitment to giving and receiving feedback honestly and graciously.

 

Requirements

  • BA/BS in Communications/Marketing/Public Relations/Integrated Marketing or related field

  • Must be proficient in using the Microsoft Office suite of products, as well as familiarity with or the capability to quickly learn internet tools

  • Strong written and verbal communications

  • Social and digital media experience and an interest in learning and employing the latest tactics

  • Strong initiative and work ethic; exacting attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently

  • Teamwork mentality and a capacity to work on multiple projects throughout the course of a day or week

  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to be flexible

  • Capabilities with design/photo and video software, and popular website platforms are beneficial but not required

  • Able to set up for and staff events, which requires lifting 30 pounds and standing for several hours; able to comfortably walk several miles in a day in order to complete canvassing or other material distribution duties.

  • Ability to consistently and accurately track time on a daily basis using company software

Benefits

  • Medical, vision and dental

  • Simple IRA 3% match

  • Wellness incentives such as quarterly massage and gym membership reimbursement

  • PTO and paid holidays

  • Paid maternity leave program

  • Annual, customized training opportunities based on employee goals and organizational needs

Job Classification: Full-time, hourly

 

Work Schedule: The full-time AC typically works 35 to 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Work on weekends and evenings will be required. Additional hours may be required during special events or high-volume seasons with project rollouts.

 

Travel: Yes, 10-20%  

Location: Work-from-home from one of the following markets: Kalispell, Missoula, Butte, Bozeman, Helena, and Great Falls (Montana), or Spokane, WA.

Hourly Range: $20-22/hour