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Public Relations Account Executive

CMW Media San Diego, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Dental

PR Account Executive

SUMMARY CMW Media is a fast-growing, full-service Public Relations firm specializing in innovative businesses in a wide range of industries including publicly traded companies and emerging markets including the cannabis industry. CMW Media is looking to add an Account Executive to our team to assist with press release and pitch writing, media outreach, client management, scheduling, and developing internal and external communications processes for multiple clients in the alternative wellness sector. The ideal candidate is passionate about the public relations industry and about consistently delivering high-quality results for our clients.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Write and/or edit copy for press releases for multiple clients; work with clients to obtain the necessary information

· Pitch the news media and assist in executing successful public relations campaigns that secure top-tier placements

· Represent clients onsite at trade shows and chase down reporters to cover your clients’ stories

· Improve communications with clients for press release requests and the drafting process

· Maintain all client data in Google Drive

· Manage personnel and resources on the CMW Media team, including video assets, product photos and graphic design, working closely with Operations Manager

· Draft press release copy that informs shareholders of publicly traded companies

· Draft highly-technical copy, including financial and pharmaceutical language and research competitors to gain market insight on communications tactics

· Spreadsheet maintenance, including news pickups spreadsheet

· Manage 1-3 team Account Coordinators for maximum efficiency

· Help with executive media trainings, including drafting talking points for clients

· Supervise projects and delegate duties as needed

· Work on several projects at once and identify top-priority projects

· Demonstrate strong customer service skills with clients

· Research the technical aspects of clients’ products

· Revise, edit, and proofread content as needed or directed

· Respond to feedback appropriately in a timely manner

· Work within tight deadlines and hit them consistently

· Build press kit materials

· Research competitors and keep abreast of market trends

· Any other tasks as directed by CMW Media management

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

· Bachelor’s Degree

· 3-5 years of media relations experience including pitch and press release writing, preferably agency experience

· Great writer with exceptional attention to detail.

· Flexibility to embrace change in a rapidly growing organization (In 2018 our team multiplied by 4 and we were able to move into a new, larger office!)

· Driven toward continual improvement; someone who takes pride in their work

· Self-starter who thrives in a very fast paced environment; enjoys working with reporters on breaking news

· Team player who is comfortable working in a collaborative environment but can also work independently

· Proficiency in Google Drive and Google Applications

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs

· Proficiency in PR software such as Cision (preferred)

· Experience working with creative people and agencies (preferred)

Benefits (“The Perks”)

· Fun, young team of professionals who all like each other

· Early release Fridays (starting at 2pm)

· Annual Holiday Party (this year we rented a yacht!)

· New office space with prime Little Italy location

· Team lunches

· In-office professional development

· Office computer (Mac or PC dependent on preference)

· Fun clients in emerging industries

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please submit your resume, links to your social media handles, portfolio (if available), and cover letter. Please research our company and work before applying.

Required education:

· Bachelor's Degree

Required experience:

· Agency: 3 years

· Press Releases: 3 years

CMW Media

Why Work Here?

A fun, young team of professionals who all like each other

Address

555 W Beech Street, San Diego, Ca 92101
San Diego, CA
USA

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