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Public Relations Account Supervisor

Walker Marketing is seeking a Public Relations Account Supervisor who understands that a successful campaign happens when great storytelling aligns with a client’s strategic objectives. Our ideal candidate should be experienced at managing a team of PR professionals while also eager to engage in account work. The Public Relations Account Supervisor should be tuned in to the day’s news, and should thrive at writing punchy subject lines and pithy headlines and is a true “news junkie” with proven experience in placing stories with media outlets. The successful candidate is a strategic thinker who can translate big ideas into client success, and is also adept at coaching team members to deliver even better results for our clients. Does this sound like you? If so, keep reading.

Your storytelling ability should carry over to social media. You’re an excellent writer who can draft content that gets followers sharing, liking, commenting and coming back for more. Our ideal candidate knows how to craft social media strategies that generate sustained results, and can create a content calendar flush with goosebump inducing material that drives engagement with our clients’ brands.

Here’s some more insight into the role:

  • You should have at least 2 years of experience managing team members and at least 5 years of experience managing public relations accounts within a public relations or advertising agency setting
  • You should know how a newsroom works, what reporters value, and thrive on proactively pitching media with a sense of urgency each day
  • You should have a commitment to connecting strategy to deliverable results
  • You will have demonstrated throughout your career the ability to solve
    challenges creatively and quickly
  • You need to be an excellent communicator and a top-notch writer who can
    draft press releases, fact sheets, blogs and social media posts
  • Building media lists and executing local and national media outreach all
    should come as second nature to you
  • Developing strategies, providing counsel, implementing programs and
    managing client budgets should be in your wheelhouse
  • Also important—know how to research and analyze industry and competitor
    trends and provide insightful recommendations to our team and clients
  • The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing our clients with the highest-level of service and consistently demonstrating return-on-investment through in-depth analytic reporting

Education and Work experience:
A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field with a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience in an agency or related environment is required, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience. Experience in senior housing or health care gets your resume to the top of the stack.

Send resume and cover letter with three writing samples to Matt Lochel, Director of Account Services and Public Relations, at mlochel@walker-marketing.com. No phone calls, please.

Public Relations Assistant Account Manager

Walker Marketing is seeking a Public Relations Assistant Account Manager with at least 1-year experience. The successful candidate has excellent writing skills and understands how to implement a content marketing and social media strategy that engages key audiences.

Our ideal candidate is tuned to the day’s news and trends and has a desire to use the entire PR toolkit to advance clients’ objectives, including drafting press releases, building media lists and pitching media.

Here’s some more insight into the role. The successful candidate will have:

  • The initiative, sense of urgency and desire to turn challenges into success for
    our clients.
  • The ability to create content ideas that engage target audiences.
  • The ability to develop content and social media strategies.
  • Strong research and reporting skills.
  • The eagerness to continue to learn about the public relations field.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with clients and other agency team members.

Education and Work experience:
A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related field with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in an agency or related environment is required. Experience in senior housing or health care gets your resume to the top of the stack.

Send resume and cover letter with three writing samples to Matt Lochel, Director of Account Services and Public Relations, at mlochel@walker-marketing.com. No phone calls, please.