• Assistant Account Executive

    Job Locations 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-20475
    Posted Date
    Account Management & Client Services
    Category
    2 College Avenue
  • Overview

    Mitchell Communications Group is a full-service, award-winning public relations firm creating real connections between businesses, brands and people. As the PR flagship of the Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the fastest-growing agency networks in the world, Mitchell is connected to more than 300 offices operating in more than 145 countries.

     

    The Assistant Account Executive position is an integral part of the Consumer Marketing team, assisting multiple clients across a number of industries through tactical activities. The Assistant Account Executive is key to the execution of integrated communications programs for local and national brands and will require limited direct communications with clients and administrative functions.

    Responsibilities

    • Writing: Writing and editing communications materials following AP style rules and other journalistic preferences, creating compelling story angles and message points. Writing capabilities including: digital copy, blogs, web copy, press releases, presentations, newsletter copy, talking points and more.
    • Project management: Planning, organizing, and managing resources to the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.
    • Media relations: Pitching media on stories and interviews, developing media lists and relationship building. Implementing social media techniques.
    • Social Media: Position may require some general coordination with Mitchell’s digital team.
    • Creative ideation: Participate in proactive idea generation for client-related campaigns
    • Client On-Site Support: Periodically provide on-site assistance at client’s office with duties that may include support of national media hotline.
    • General Support: Supporting team including scheduling, evaluating projects, developing and maintaining spreadsheets and calendars, participating in client meetings, capturing meeting minutes and next steps, billing review, etc.
    • Keeping abreast of each client’s industry and competition is essential.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree: public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or related field preferred
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • Comfortable in a very fast-paced and changing environment
    • Good interpersonal skills, collaborative, ability to work closely with a team
    • Creative thinking / problem solver
    • Reliable, deadline driven and detail-oriented
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and online search engines

    Mitchell believes in valuing its team members and putting their wellbeing and development at the forefront. As a team, we recognize how hard our team members work and therefore do our part to ensure they feel recognized and celebrated for their efforts through key incentives including, but not limited to: competitive salaries, competitive paid time off and leave policies, extensive 401(k) plans with company matching, professional development allotment, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, volunteer time off, family care programs and pet discount programs.

     

    Mitchell Communications Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment.  We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We also participate in E-Verify.  In 2018, Mitchell was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group. In 2017, Mitchell was recognized by the PR Council in partnership with PRWeek as Best PR Firm Diversity Initiative – Honorable Mention during the annual Diversity Distinction in PR Awards in New York City.

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