Public Relations Senior Account Executive, Climate Tech

Full Time
Los Angeles
May 25
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We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our Tech public relations practice as a climate technology, urban innovation and startup/VC specialist, focusing on clients shaping the future of our cities and building sustainability-focused technologies. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with 3 or more years of communications experience looking to strengthen their media relationships, own writing projects including op-eds, messaging and strategic plans, and lead creative pitch development across a variety of subjects. Our Senior Account Executive will pitch and land high-impact stories and produce a wide range of expert deliverables that result in big client wins, and influence overall client communications strategy.

As a Senior Account Executive on the Technology team, you will:
Conceptualize and drive new story angles and other media opportunities for clients: such as landing feature stories for clients even when there is no news to announce, or drafting a persuasive and compelling pitch on behalf of a client for a high-profile interview, award, or conference
Pitch first drafts of communication strategy or develop strategy along with teammates
Place numerous stories through persistence and creativity: identifying new targets and trying new approaches until the story is landed
Be an active participant on client calls: you will contribute to brainstorming, flagging concerns, and problem-solving during weekly check-ins with executive members of our client teams
Write high-quality client deliverables without any typos or mistakes, including talking points, op-eds, and media plans
Drive day-to-day execution with little guidance and stay on track of client deliverables
Develop insights-driven media research and analysis that can be quickly used to inform key client strategies and presentations

Our ideal candidate can demonstrate or possesses the following:
At least 3 years of experience in communications: in-house for tech companies, media or journalism covering tech; PR agency experience preferred
Strong storytelling: must be able to provide examples of op-eds, pitches, and other materials that clearly demonstrate these skills,
Versatile writer: comfortable and well versed in writing in an informal, conversational tone and addressing people more formally when necessary
Demonstrated savviness and creativity in media relations and pitching: know how to identify new targets and thoughtful angles until the story is landed
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and with confidence, both verbally and in writing, with varying levels of staff, clients, the media, and is comfortable thinking on their feet
Organized and used to a fast-paced environment: proven ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Proven ability to become a savvy and nimble student of the “news” and quickly identify new media opportunities and narratives to insert our clients’ voices into the news cycle

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