Assistant account executives are billable, support professionals assisting account leads (account supervisors, account directors and vice presidents), as well as senior account executives and account executives. Assistant account executives are in training for one to two years and should be increasing their skills as talented media relations tacticians and writers who can create content and edit complex business-to-business public relations deliverables.
Applicants must include a cover letter to be considered for the position.
The role of AAE has a variety of responsibilities integral to maintaining key client and media relationships.
- Draft for review a broad range of PR and marketing documents of varying complexity, including feature articles, web content, news releases, speeches and Q&As — often about technical subjects
- Copy edit the work of others, incorporating best practices in Associated Press standards to assist more senior staff with producing effective finished pieces
- Serve as day-to-day contact with media on clients’ behalf (this may include trade, business, national and consumer press, analysts, etc.)
- Conduct a myriad of research and generate a variety of strategic reports
- Gain mastery over internal media and research technology within the firm
- Contribute to a variety of non-billable agency initiatives
- Must have all pitches approved by more senior team members prior to sending directly to the media
- Written work and all written/verbal communications to clients directly require approval of more senior staff
- All strategy recommendations should be presented to senior staff for review
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor of Arts or similar, majoring in English, journalism or other writing intensive subjects.
- Candidates who studied public relations or marketing should only apply if they possess excellent writing skills.
- Previous experience within an agency or in house environment where writing played a significant part of your role.
- Six months to 1.5 years of PR-relevant professional experience.