Big Sky Public Relations
JUNIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE POSITION NOW OPEN
UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU TO THE MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO EXPRESSED AN INTEREST AND PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES.
Live in the Big Sky state and do what you love – Montana was just named the #1 State to Live the American Dream and we have to agree! If you’ve been dreaming of unparalleled mountain landscapes, rushing rivers, gravel roads and chasing pow all winter long, Montana might be the spot for you. If you peruse the news first thing every day, enjoy the buzz of big events, and can communicate flawlessly with both the written and spoken word, Big Sky Public Relations might have the job for you. Check out our opening for the Junior Account Executive – 2016 is looking bright and our firm is ready to hit the road for new opportunities under the Big Sky.
Junior Account Executive
Big Sky Public Relations is a Montana firm specializing in community relations and media management for state and municipal construction projects, government agencies, outdoor lifestyle brands and non-profit organizations.
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.
This position is for our headquarters in Kalispell, Montana. The right candidate can easily captain their proverbial ship, work magic with teams, and considers feedback an opportunity to grow. Equally important, the new addition to Big Sky Public Relations will have strong writing, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Job Description The Junior Account Executive (JAE) supports the principal, assisting with multiple clients and events and performing administrative office functions as needed. The JAE reports directly to the Principal. The JAE attends events and assists in leading client service, research, media relations, and social media strategy in order to deliver integrated communications campaigns.
The JAE has superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks on an ongoing basis. They have a superior work ethic, excellent communications skills and a demonstrated ability to lead with grace under pressure. The JAE is practical and creative, a self-starter who learns quickly, thrives in a fast-paced environment, breathes the daily news, and loves people.
Responsibilities • Responsible for managing daily client coverage monitoring, clipping, and media placement reports • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key media members • 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, opinion editorials and website content • Assist with press tour and trade show schedules and appointments • Develop weekly, monthly and quarterly PR reports • Keep abreast of each client’s industry, competition and coverage • Assist in managing interns as assigned • Work with social media team when appropriate • Manage office administrative duties as requested by the principal
Job Specifications/Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required – Major in PR, journalism, English, communications, or related field required • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook • Superior writing skills and the talent to weave a compelling narrative • Demonstrated client management and/or professional customer service experience • Ability to manage multiple accounts and balance priorities • Expertise in planning and coordination; capacity to direct special events • Proven ability to lead teams and work successfully with creative vendors to meet deadlines • Understanding of media relations and media research; interest in building relationships with the media • Graphic design and/or web administration skills preferred
Pay The JAE position will be an hourly position with pay ranging from $16 to $18 per hour, depending on experience. To start, the JAE will receive between 25 and 30 hours weekly. More hours may be available pending outstanding performance and Big Sky Public Relations’ workflow. Big Sky Public Relations will require first priority for scheduling, but we get it – those college loans are expensive. If slinging burgers or brewskies to make ends meet is necessary, we will consider flexible scheduling for the right candidate who has the ability to get it all done with excellence.
For more information about Big Sky Public Relations, visit www.bigskypublicrelations.com.
To submit an application, please provide a resume, cover letter that will astound us and three references to Courtenay@bigskypublicrelations.com.