• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Larson Communications

Closing Date: December 31, 2022

Open Until Filled

Senior Account Executive at Education-focused PR Firm

Position Description:

Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:

Larson Communications is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premier public education reform communications organization. With team members in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver and New York City, we serve clients across the country as they do positive work with thousands of children and families.

Larson Communications has a values-driven culture. We believe in cultivating a work environment for all that fosters a dedicated, passionate and high-performing team. Our shared values of service, commitment to excellence, integrity, team and passion fuel our work. We strive to have a team that is reflective of our clients and the communities they serve. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds with unique perspectives who can complement our existing team.

Our small, seasoned team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of great organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Senior Account Executive to join our team.

As Senior Account Executive, your job duties will include:

  • Acting as the primary contact with clients, continually fostering strong relationships
  • Providing strategic counsel and developing the right messaging to help organizations tell their stories to national and regional audiences
  • Finalizing and distributing communications materials to internal and external audiences (e.g. news releases, pitches, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, etc.)
  • Mentoring and managing the daily work of support staff
  • Working with top-tier media outlets in the education and policy beats, including managing media relationships on our clients’ behalf
  • Engaging in the firm’s new business development process
  • Staying updated on the latest cutting edge trends in public relations as well as being an active participant in the education reform movement
  • Serving as ambassador of Larson Communications when networking with clients and professional peers

Qualifications and skills required:

  • 5 – 8 years of experience in the public relations or public policy arenas. Direct experience working with journalists is preferred
  • Direct experience or demonstrated interest working in the education reform space is a plus
  • Social media management experience for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Search engine and social media advertising experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate successful execution of media and broader communications campaigns
  • A team player with a collaborative spirit and demonstrated experience in leading team projects
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines with an eye for detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, social and digital media tools as well as Meltwater

Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual performance bonuses, linked to individual and group performance goals
  • LC contracts with TriNet to provide team access to comprehensive benefits and provides contributions to offset healthcare (medical, dental, vision, mental health) costs and life insurance coverage
  • 401K plan with generous matching contributions
  • Professional learning and development opportunities
  • Unlimited vacation and sick time
  • Minimum 10 paid company holidays
  • Supportive and passionate team
  • Flexible work environment, 100% remote. With team members concentrated across five regions; candidates can be based anywhere in the country. LC anticipates that this position may travel roughly 10-20% of the time for in-person team meetings and retreats, conferences and presentations and client engagements

Send resumes to info@larsonpr.com with heading ‘Senior Account Executive application for Larson Communications’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include the word pineapple in your cover letter. Please no phone calls.

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To apply for this job email your details to info@larsonpr.com