Account Associate

Elizabeth Christian Public Relations (ECPR) is a top-performing, 21st-century agency of professionals that wins for our esteemed clients in the ways that move their business forward. Our team of 20+ works from our dynamic headquarters in Austin all across the state and nation, shaping compelling stories and building brands that make the world a better, more informed, healthier and more meaningful place.

The very best candidate will contribute to multiple accounts with their can-do attitude, organizational skills, eye for detail and their interest in getting it right. We are an agency that likes to win, and the right person for this position will be bright, attentive and wired for finding solutions to any challenge. We support each member of our team with a collaborative work culture, the modern tools for success and a methodology that has made ECPR the top, independent PR agency in the state. If you want to be among the best, this is where you start.

Duties

As an account associate you will work on several accounts at once. It is important to be well organized with the ability to multi-task, as you will juggle deadlines for a variety of clients.

Responsibilities include tracking and reporting media coverage; conducting research based on client needs; writing press releases, media advisories and other press materials; compiling media lists for different markets and pitching to a variety of media outlets. You will be responsible for tracking large quantities of client media coverage and developing media reports to meet regular deadlines. Additionally, you will coordinate on-site media opportunities, serving as the liaison between clients and media contacts.

Other projects will need to be completed in response to client needs.

Requirements

Candidate should have strong writing, verbal and computer skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint; writing and editing in Associated Press style; as well as the ability to be professional in person, in writing and over the phone are required. Demonstrated proficiency with Google Analytics and social media campaigns a plus. Candidate should be a self-initiator who is also a team player. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or related field required. Preferred candidates will have internship experience or prior work experience in the field of public relations.

Salary

Starting yearly salary is $32,500. Benefits include life, medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays, 401(k), profit sharing, and more. In addition, flextime, as well as one work-from-home day per week, are permitted after two years of employment with ECPR. Relocation assistance is not available.

Contact

Email a cover letter, resume and professional references to Kathleen Smith at jobs@echristianpr.com. Please address your skills as they relate to the duties and requirements listed above. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday, February 22. Applicants best fitting the position will be contacted for an interview. No follow-up phone calls or emails, please.

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