Careers

Account Executive

B2 Communications is hiring an account executive who can contribute to the creation of effective PR plans and play a key role in executing PR tactics that achieve goals.

The account executive has experience in a variety of PR tactics (writing, relationship building and media outreach) with a strong appetite to further expand their skillset. They work within a team to delivering quality work and contribute to client and team objectives in a meaningful way.

This person is a voracious reader and news junkie. This account executive is a flexible self-starter who is able to work autonomously and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven virtual environment.

Key Responsibilities for Account Executives

  • Account service:
    • Understand clients’ needs and identify opportunities to achieve client goals.
    • Contribute to the creation of PR plans that effectively meet clients’ communications objectives.
    • Create and follow project timelines, communicate status, meet deadlines and work with team leads to accomplish client goals.
    • Schedule and attend client meetings, organize notes, and track progress toward deliverables and deadlines.
    • Address client needs in a timely manner and proactively communicate with clients and colleagues.
  • Media relations:
    • Develop news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, guest columns, op-eds and other materials in journalistic style.
    • Cultivate relationships with key reporters, producers and editors in key geographic markets and/or industry trade verticals.
    • Draft pitches that will resonate with individual reporters, producers and editors. Follow through on media relations efforts.
    • Create media talking points and materials that will prepare spokespersons for interviews.
  • Content development:
    • Write newsletter articles, blog posts and other materials in journalistic style.
    • Develop content ideas: create/manage editorial calendars, interview subject matter experts, and research topics.
    • Create compelling, relevant content for social media.
    • Layout email newsletters through programs like MailChimp or Constant Contact.
    • Update online assets through content management systems like WordPress.
  • Research & reporting:
    • Deliver client reports on key accomplishments, activities, and media coverage.
    • Create performance dashboards and report on progress toward key metrics.
    • Research, analyze and formulate plans for editorial calendars, award opportunities, calls for presentations, and other opportunities for visibility.
    • Complete research tasks as assigned.
  • Work independently by prioritizing tasks and following through on projects to completion.

Core competencies

  • Ability to analyze information and identify opportunities.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Desire, energy and ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and constant learning.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Media relations principles, such as pitching, news writing and interview preparation.
  • Accurate writer with stellar grammatical skills and strong command of journalistic and AP style.
  • Proficiency with core PR tools and technology, including:
    • Microsoft Office programs
    • WordPress (or similar content management system)
    • MuckRack (or similar media research database and media monitoring systems)
    • MailChimp (or similar email marketing platform)
    • Loomly (or other social media management/scheduling tools)
    • Zoom
    • Google Business Suite (Gmail, Google Calendars, Drive, etc.)
    • Dropbox
    • Slack

Required Experience for Account Executives

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in public relations, communications or journalism, with at least 1 year at a PR agency.
  • Experience in working with news media (or experience working as a journalist), with a preference for business-orientated media.
  • Bachelor’s degree required – focus on journalism, communications or public relations preferred.

Additional Requirements

This is a full-time hybrid position based in St. Petersburg, Florida. B2 is a fully virtual agency, however, the responsibilities require in-person meetings with clients and supervision at photo shoots and media interviews in the Tampa Bay region on a regular basis.

B2 will consider candidates within Florida. Preference will be given to candidates who live in the Tampa Bay region, in Central Florida or along Florida’s Gulf Coast – or would relocate within 6 months of starting the position.

Compensation

Salary range is $45,000-$55,000 for an account executive at B2 Communications. Benefits include group health insurance, paid time off, access to co-working space, stipend for cell phone and internet, and ample opportunities for professional development.

How to Apply

Please fill out this form to submit your resume and 1-3 writing samples. All applications will be reviewed through this process. Emailed resumes will not be considered. Please, no phone calls or outreach outside this channel.

B2 Communications is an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply. Read more about our values here

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