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We’re seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Public Relations Account Supervisor. As an Account Supervisor, you’ll work closely with REQ’s Public Relations leadership team to deliver top results to our clients.

At REQ, you’ll be surrounded by people who are curious, resourceful, creative, enthusiastic, passionate, and proactive. We are a team of thinkers, creators, and builders who act as trusted advisors to our clients and stewards of their marketing budgets. We enjoy each other’s company and have fun while we work, which is why we were named as a Best Place to Work in the Washingtonian and Washington Business Journal.

Responsibilities:

  • Possess excellent writing skills. Can tackle in-depth topics and write succinctly, efficiently, and with impact.
  • Understands how to establish relationships with journalists, analysts, and influencers with extensive media relations and influencer relations experience as well as campaign conceptualization, planning, and execution experience.
  • Regularly writes press releases, crafts media pitches and proactively pitches reporters
  • Excel at team communication and demonstrate the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and be held accountable.
  • Strong leadership skills, and ability to supervise others on a team (prior supervisory experience a plus).
  • Provide coaching and direction to account teams, including performance management.
  • May directly supervise Account Coordinators, Account Executives, and/or SeniorAccount Executives, including facilitating regular 1:1s and performance management.
  • Verbally articulate the elevator pitch of your client accounts and discuss differentiators.
  • Contribute toward a group media pitching strategy session with creative ideas.
  • Actively strive to attain a greater share of the client, offering value-added services for upsell.
  • Contribute to news business pitches, proposals, and capabilities development, lending creative thinking, and strategy for customized deliverables.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively connect with clients, effectively managing client relations while being viewed as someone who provides strategic value.
  • Kick-off and lead a new account, motivating, and managing team members.
  • Demonstrate the ability to retain accounts, proactively recalibrating strategy when required, and keeping deliverables and metrics at expected levels.
  • Build relationships with primary client contact, initiating face-to-face meetings, lunches, etc. on a quarterly basis. Initiate communication with clients outside of scheduled/structured meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience in the technology communications industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in the field of communications, public relations, journalism and/or marketing.
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus.
  • Media relations experience is a must (writing press releases, crafting media pitches, pitching reporters, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media, community building, inbound marketing.
  • Possess excellent writing skills. Can tackle in-depth topics and write succinctly, efficiently, and with impact.
  • Exhibit understanding of macro technology and business trends.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of media research tools, including but not limited to Meltwater, Factiva, and IT Database.

Salary commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package.

Please include writing samples in the application form below.

No contractors or recruiters, please.

REQ is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability national origin, or age.

To apply for this job email your details to lthrockmorton@req.co