Senior PR Executive
Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Fishman PR
We are seeking senior PR Specialists with strong client relations and media relations skills to serve as Senior Account Executives. Candidates must enjoy managing clients, developing people and thrive in a collaborative team environment. At Fishman PR, our mission goes beyond simply securing placements for our exclusive franchisor client base. Our team makes a real difference every day as the specialized PR we execute leads entrepreneurs to open their own businesses and helps them to grow. Our internal staff newsletter Impact regularly features success stories of the positive impact our team s PR work has on people s lives and, ultimately, the economy.
In addition to this gratifying work, our team enjoys an upbeat, fun culture. Sure, we work hard and do important work at a fast pace to exceed our clients expectations every day. But we also believe that a fun, positive environment contributes to productivity and results. Each year, two of our staff members receive a stipend to serve as social co-chair to help bring fun into the office in the way of regular staff outings, happy hours, unexpected treats, competitive games and other bonding activities. Both our main suburban office in Northbrook and our satellite office in downtown Chicago (River North neighborhood) enjoy an open-office space collaborative environment.
We are currently expanding our team with Senior Account Executives. Candidates must have a track record of client relations experience and results in securing results with print, online and broadcast media, as well as bloggers and social influencers. The ideal candidate will possess confidence, have strong written oral communications skills and also have creative thinking to develop strategies for clients that help them break through the noise.
An average day includes client strategy development, client calls, prioritizing team projects and assignments, as well as hands-on researching and pitching traditional media and social influencers. Other tasks include writing and editing of pitches, press releases, leading team brainstorming and assisting with client presentations.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Must be an effective, confident communicator willing to speak up in client or internal meetings and hold their own in conversations with clients and media
- Must possess extremely proficient writing skills and have a firm grasp of AP style
- Must understand and be able to adapt to changing landscape of PR and develop innovative strategies for clients relevant to new media
- Must work well in a team environment
- Bachelor's or graduate degree from four-year college or university
- Agency experience highly preferred
About Fishman PR
When you join the Fishman PR team, you're not just working at another PR firm - you're becoming a part of the nation's powerful franchising industry. Because of our 27 year-history representing hundreds of restaurant, retail, fitness & wellness and home services franchise brands, we are highly regarded as THE industry experts in franchise PR and content marketing. Our roster includes some of North America's largest, well-established franchised brands, as well as emerging brands and those in the mid-market range. As competition in the franchise space increases, demand for our services will never wane.
Fishman PR is the exclusive franchise PR agency partner of Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of global PR firms with 110 international agency partners operating in over 95 cities on 6 continents. Franchisors recently rated Fishman PR the No. 1 PR agency in franchising in Entrepreneur magazine s inaugural Franchise Industry Supplier ranking.