COMMUNICATIONS ACCOUNT MANAGER

 3 - 5 years experience. Full time, on-site (remote exceptions for COVID-19 pandemic). Salary commensurate with experience

 

Do you have a nose for news?  Do you follow media stories and Monday-morning quarterback the communications strategy behind them? Are you fluent in the growing digital information landscape and who is influencing whom?  Then read on . . . because we’re looking for you.

 

We seek an entrepreneurial self-starter to join our team of agency strategists to sniff out earned and paid media opportunities and run the ball on key communications activities and initiatives for our enviable roster of blue chip corporate clients. You’ll work alongside whip smart colleagues who know when to have your back and when to give you the room to do your thing.

 

About Us

We’re a nimble team that pursues audacious ideas and believes excellence isn’t an afterthought. We work hard and we work smart. But fun is encouraged to make a daily appearance in our work life.

We specialize in sustainability communications. While that’s not all we do, we do enough of it that we require team members to have a genuine passion for, if not actual experience with, such topics as natural resource conservation, energy and climate change, environmental, social, and corporate governance, the U.N. sustainable development goals, responsible business practices, and more.

Job Description

  • Proactively contribute creative ideas and thoughtful story angles to PR and media strategies to support business, reputational, and marcom objectives of clients.

  • Proactively forge relationships with national and trade business and sustainability media and other influential stakeholders and engage in outreach and pitching.

  • Detect public relations opportunities—and threats—as they emerge and address them directly.

  • Track and monitor sustainability trends across leading information platforms.

  • Lead content planning and posting for social media campaigns.

  • Support senior staff in the development of written collateral/content such as press releases and media advisories, strategic plans, PowerPoint presentations, and reports.

  • Troubleshoot and address issues before they become problems, and offer solutions.

  • Ensure flawless execution of day-to-day client activities and deliverables.

  • Plan and oversee press events.

  • Help manage interns and contractor relationships and their work to ensure delivery of high quality products. 

  • Contribute to new business development and help grow new capabilities for the agency.

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • 3-5 years of in-house, agency, or Capitol Hill experience.

  • Demonstrated tactical proficiency in writing, content development, traditional and digital media relations, project management, presentation development, and other industry competencies.

  • A knack for conducting research and gathering information to fill in knowledge gaps or to support client programs

  • High fluency in Microsoft Office products is a must.

  • Demonstrated business etiquette in both meetings and written client communications.

About You

  • Team player with a can-do spirit who doesn’t want to settle for just any job and is instead ready to dig into a once-in-a-career opportunity to shape the foundation of a growing firm.

  • Possessing of a strong eye for detail and quality in order to deliver client-ready correspondence, communications content, materials and products.

  • Passion for client service and an ability to juggle multiple projects and changing priorities

  • Mature, kind, proactive, detail-oriented, enthusiastic self-starter

  • You must enjoy diversity of assignments/multiple priorities and a fast-paced environment.  

What We Offer

  • 100 percent medical insurance coverage for each employee

  • Unlimited paid time off policy

  • Flextime policy

  • Participation in company employee retirement benefit program

  • Collaborative culture that recognizes — and rewards —contributions to our success,

  • Beautiful, newly-renovated office in the heart of Georgetown, 2 blocks from WMATA bus line.

 

To Apply

Tell us about your “it” factor and what you’re looking for and send your resume to info@thewinstonagency.com