Overview

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Location:  SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington D.C. and New York. Remote in most locations outside of SF and NY

Outcast is an integrated marketing agency specializing in digital, communications, and creative. Do you crave purpose in your work? Are you hellbent on finding new ways to do things?  If so, then join us. We’re looking for storytellers, thinkers, experts, strategists, writers, and artists to help us shape the brands who shape the future.

The Account Executive, Communications plays an integral role supporting client teams and is responsible for delivering excellent client work that maps back to business goals. The position has their hands in many projects that support the day-to-day management of clients, from strategic account planning, to earned media strategy and driving media coverage, to executing client announcements and reporting. To succeed in this role, you should be a creative thinker that can help develop news-generating ideas for existing clients and eager to support team and client needs.

Who You Are:

  • A positive team player that is hungry to learn and contribute to teams and the agency
  • Portrays a strong attention to detail in all client and team deliverables
  • Extremely familiar with the media landscape and able to deliver earned media results
  • A strong mentor to junior staff and dedicated to learning and development
  • Able to multitask and manage multiple teams, projects, and deadlines at once
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and stays level-headed under pressure
  • A strong writer; also able to edit and provide feedback on others’ work 

What You’ll Do:

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Support account teams on client communication to ensure client’s business objectives are being met through various projects, programs and campaigns
  • Identify, recommend and secure media opportunities for clients, owning an opportunity from start to finish (with support from the team, as needed)
  • Build and maintain a network of traditional and online media and influencer relationships
  • Build and maintain trust with clients through new and established relationships
  • Develop and edit high quality written materials including media materials and pitches, coverage reports, research reports, online content and general team/client correspondence; ensure quality and consistency with appropriate writing styles
  • Manage and conduct research projects and contribute to  strategic recommendations
  • Oversee daily media monitoring and develop detailed analysis for clients
  • Identify, recommend and secure speaking and award opportunities
  • Supervise Associates (interns) and Assistant Account Executives on projects, and serve as mentor to them across accounts
  • Represent and staff client/industry events when needed
  • Assist with onboarding new team members
  • Help teams/agency prepare for new business opportunities through pitch and proposal research 

What You’ll Need:

  • B.S. in Communications or Marketing, B.A. in English, Journalism or related degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in public relations, media relations, corporate communications, project management (can be combined)
  • Strong understanding of the media landscape and ability to drive earned media coverage
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Experience working with media tracking tools, such as Cision, Meltwater, Trendkite, etc. (preferable, but not required)
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Experience mentoring individuals

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

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