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Public Relations Account Executive

Fast Forward Ventures LLC El Cajon, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description: Public Relations Account Executive

Award-winning Public Relations and Event Agency, Fast Forward has an immediate opportunity for a full-time Account Executive position. This communications professional will play an integral role in account activities for a range of hospitality, culinary, travel and lifestyle accounts as well as event public relations for an exciting portfolio of national festivals and events held across the country.

The Public Relations Account Executive works closely with the owners, Account Supervisor and event production team to fulfill the needs of internal and external client public relations campaigns and events. The Public Relations Account Executive will work with the team to ensure smooth running of the division in daily tasks and as it relates to the entire agency.

The PR Account Executive will ideally have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or journalism. Additionally, the PR Account Executive should possess strong writing, research, and organization skills, proven media pitching experience, with secured placements in print, online, TV, podcasts, etc.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Media Relations

· Has a strong foundation of media and influencer relationships

· Identifies pitching opportunities, develops story angles, writes pitches and maintains important relationships with media

· Regularly secures media coverage for clients

· Writes and distributes press releases

· Organize television segments, interviews and camera crews

· Coordinates press requests and on-site media registration for all for all events

· Arranges photo shoots with professional photographers and provides digital photography for publications

· Coordinate influencer programs, blogger outreach and collaborations

  • Experience pitching travel, hospitality, food and tourism media outlets a plus

Account Management

· Works with Account Supervisor to develop strategy, budgets, plans, and project scopes

· Mentors Account Coordinators and interns to support account activity and growth

· Serves as a client point person and participates in calls, meetings and ongoing communication

General

  • Writes and edits press materials with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading and speaking
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism
  • Passion and understanding of food, wine, and travel
  • Be constantly on the pulse of the latest news, trends, and engaged in culture and happenings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience in marketing and PR can substitute for the degree
  • At least 3-4 years experience with marketing and PR positions in hospitality, culinary and tourism industry either in an agency setting or in-house
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches, Cision and social media

Compensation Details:

· Commensurate with experience

· Paid time off

· Paid holidays

· Health insurance contribution

· Bi-annual company team building outings / activities

· Incredible food, wine, and event experiences

Directly Reports To:

Senior Account Supervisor

Fast Forward Ventures LLC

Address

El Cajon, CA
92020 USA