Account Executive, Consumer & Travel (Remote)

Chicago|Phoenix|Charlotte|Milwaukee|Remote|Madison, Full time

Who we are

 Interdependence is the most effective, innovative and optimized public relations, communication and integrated marketing solutions firm, powered by proprietary technology, for brands, CMOs, founders and entrepreneurs to enhance the quality of their businesses and their lives. We have nearly 100 full-time team members across the country and are rapidly growing. Interdependence was named a "Top PR Agency to Look Out For in 2022" by the International Business Times.

At Interdependence, we have an unwavering commitment to fostering a collaborative and performance-driven work environment. Employees are encouraged to innovate and share ideas openly, and are provided with ample opportunities for professional growth. Our focus on work-life balance ensures a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, while our dedication to delivering exceptional results for clients across various industries – including consumer brands, travel, entertainment, tech, B2B, healthcare and professional services – instills a sense of pride and accomplishment in every team member. With a dynamic and inclusive culture that values diversity and fosters creativity, Interdependence stands as a beacon of excellence.

The Role:
An Account Executive at Interdependence Public Relations will be a go getter, wearer of many hats, and someone who is ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. As an integral player at the agency, Account Executives collaborate closely with team members to help meet client goals by building impactful media relationships, crafting strong pitches and consistently offering creative and on-point deliverables. The ideal Account Executive is proactive and eager, meets or beats deadlines, stays ahead of trends and always looks for new ways to solve problems. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2 years' PR agency experience and must demonstrate thoughtfulness, creativity, a positive attitude, excellent communication plus writing skills, an obsessive attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
The Responsibilities:
• Establishes effective relationships with key media contacts across national, regional, local and industry-specific outlets 
• Interfaces and develops a rapport with clients, internal team members and vendors 
• Drafts a range of written materials – such as media pitches, award submissions, briefing sheets, client-ready content, etc. 
• Helps coordinate special events (e.g. briefings at large trade shows, desk sides in key media markets, product launches, etc.)
• Actively participates in team and client meetings in addition to available training programs 
• Proactively finds ways to advance both teams and clients
• Assists the team on executing campaigns and with various projects such as plans, research, media relations activities and more 
• Works with director supervisor to set goals and build skills
• Serves as a mentor to AE's, AAE’s and interns
• Completes work product, timesheets and reports accurately   
• Contributes and support to 5-7 accounts (on average)
Qualifications & Skills:
• 2 years of full-time experience in PR (agency experience preferred within entertainment/consumer/travel)
• Undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, journalism, advertising or related field
• Ability to develop story angles, place stories and coordinate interviews with media
• Excellent communication, organizational and writing skills
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, creative and fast-paced environment
• A team player who works well with others and independently as needed
• Demonstrates a positive attitude and enthusiasm to learn new skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, PR software (e.g. Cision, etc.)
The Perks:
• Competitive benefits package—including medical/dental/vision support, vacation/sick time/paid time off for important holidays, 401(k), Work Out Wednesdays, flexible working arrangements (i.e. working from home), Summer Fridays
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