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Barokas Communications

Account Executive

– Denver, Colorado
Employment Type Full-Time

xp Required:

 2 years

 

Reports To:

AM or SAM

Avg in Role:

 1.5 years

 

Direct Reports:

None

Location:

Denver, CO

 

 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Account Executive (AE) provides overall assistance to account teams by preparing initial drafts of work (i.e. quarterly plans/recaps, speaker abstracts, client blog posts, and releases) for review. Client and media interaction is a staple of the role and typically includes client calls, staffing briefings, leading proactive pitch outreach, and directly communicating with the client. The AE also works with AAEs and interns, providing guidance and leadership and receiving assistance in return. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Account Management

Actively contribute on client calls across all accounts

Writing and Content

Create first drafts, where appropriate:

Thought leadership content (blog posts, bylines, awards)

Press releases

Generate creative ideas and angles

Consistently deliver proficient writing across all assignments

Media Relations

Create first draft of media pitches, identifying proactive angles and trends to leverage

Assist with media pitching, managing briefing schedules, hosting client briefings and providing recaps

Leadership and Mentoring

Gatekeeper for AAE/Intern work on accounts, provide mentorship and guidance as needed

Raise any red flags/concerns/missed opportunities to leadership

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE (Select one of the following)

2 years public relations experience (agency or in-house) or related field

Demonstrated understanding of and experience with digital and social media

College degree in public relations or communications preferred

 

SKILLS

Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to edit and provide productive feedback

Familiarity with AP style

Highly organized and detail-oriented

Able to receive direction, ask appropriate clarifying questions, and make effective progress opposite tasks and deliverables

Advanced familiarity with media relations and developing media pitches

Able to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal staff and external account contacts

Able to provide effective first-level, basic direction and support to AAEs and interns

Account of project management experience preferred

WORK CHARACTERISTICS

Intellectually curious, well-read and stays abreast of current trends and events

Motivated self-starter able to work both independently and as part of a team

Works with a sense of urgency and operates efficiently

Demonstrated confidence to take on new, higher level work, balanced with good judgment and appropriate questioning to clarify when unsure

Able to earn trust and credibility with others, internally and externally

Flexible – able to adjust to changing account demands

Able to work against deadlines in a high volume environment without getting flustered

Accepting of feedback (willing to hear and course-correct) and a desire to be mentored by senior staff

 

This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed.  Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other related instruction and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor.

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  • Location
    Denver, Colorado
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
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