Senior Account Executive

Houston, TX

The Senior Account Executive will report to the Director of Public Relations and is responsible for developing and leading earned PR campaigns at our award-winning headquarters in Houston, TX. The Senior Account Executive or Account Supervisor functions as the senior public relations representative on assigned client accounts and is responsible for strategic direction as well as day-to-day client campaign management.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and execute public relations campaigns that complement and integrate with clients’ advertising and marketing objectives, goals and strategies
  • Serve as PR lead on assigned client accounts from campaign planning to writing, media relations outreach, crisis, oversee client status meetings and more
  • Utilize strong media relations skills to develop and pitch unique story ideas to local, regional and national media across print, online, TV and radio
  • Build and maintain a network of community and corporate leaders, businesses and organizations to identify meaningful collaborations and partnerships with clients for PR opportunities
  • Responsible for researching, writing, editing and proofing public relations materials (news releases, PR plans, key messages, statements, scopes of work, pitches, advertorials, op-eds, bylines, news briefs, etc.)
  • Keep abreast of trends, changes and breaking news related to clients’ industries and market developments
  • Media train spokesperson(s) for interview and speaking opportunities
  • Develop crisis plans, strategies and responses on behalf of client issues
  • Troubleshoot and inform Director of PR of any issues regarding campaign activities
  • Prepare, analyze and present PR recaps, POVs, best practices to clients
  • Participate in new business opportunities with new and existing clients and play a role on the new business/account planning team
  • Identify PR award submissions to submit campaigns on behalf of clients
  • Supervise interns
  • Track time and flag any overages to PR Director and Brand Manager

Qualifications

  • Four to six years of public relations experience
  • Industry experience in consumer, B2B, health, retail, food and beverage, energy, corporate, crisis, real estate, etc.
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Strong relationships with local, regional and national media reporters, producers, editors, etc.
  • Proven track record of securing earned signature stories in print, online, TV and radio
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and media monitoring, tracking and reporting tools such as Cision, Meltwater, etc.
  • BA/BS in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with clients on day-to-day activities and building, drafting and executing public relations plans within budget
  • Ability to think strategic, be a risk taker, be a problem solver and have a passion for storytelling
  • Understanding of creative earned PR strategies and tactics
  • Excellent writing skills with demonstrated expertise in Associated Press
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while mentoring and guiding team members
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple initiatives and priorities within specified timeframes
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including ability to present to clients
  • Strong project management skills

Job Perks Include

  • Conference stipend
  • Profit sharing
  • Summer Fridays and generous holiday time-off
  • Health, Dental, Vision employee coverage
  • 401(k)

Love is an equal opportunity employer.

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3550 West 12th Street
Houston, TX 77008

713-552-1055

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