Account Executive

Location: Alexandria, VA Type: Full time

Roles and responsibilities An Account Executive maintains and develops relationships with media and clients, establishes working relationships with national business, trade, and broadcast media. Account Executives participate in strategic and tactical planning. Account Executives have leadership opportunities, as well as plan and staff media and analyst tours.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Proactively develop relationships with external audiences (media, analysts, third-party constituencies, etc.) to convey the client's message
• Work with media on story development
• Write and distribute basic materials, including news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, prepared remarks, and pitch letters
• Respond to standard media inquiries
• Research and monitor client's business and industry to maintain a current knowledge base
• Represent client at events or trade shows
• Assist in client administration duties such as billing and reporting
• Assist in the research and preparation of new business proposals as requested
Skill set Skills Required:
• BA or BS degree in Communications or related field
• Must have 2-4 years agency (or similar) experience
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work as a member of a team
• Ability to generate ideas and think creatively
• Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to facilitate organization of project details
• Business presentation skills
• Ability to work within assigned budgets
Other Recommended Qualifications:
• Public relations agency experience
• Familiar with AP Style
• Experience in the technology industry