Job Title Public Relations Account Manager
Category Public Relations
Location Boston or Newburyport, MA
Contact Person Chris Keller
Contact Email ckeller@matternow.com
Website Address
Company Matter Communications
Description:

Matter Communications (www.matternow.com) is an independent and thriving integrated PR, social media and creative services firm focused on what matters most: our people, our clients and our results. From fast growth startups to established brands, we work with clients across diverse technology and consumer industries. We immerse ourselves in our clients’ worlds so that we can deliver smart and insightful counsel, along with the program execution, that generates results. We've built and nurtured a team-oriented and creative environment because we know that when we tap into our collective brainpower we come up with inspired solutions for our clients and because it makes for a happy place to work. While we're serious about what we do, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We’re proud to have won a number of awards as a Top Place to Work and as a Top Agency in the US.

We’re adding an experienced Account Manager with consumer product PR experience to our team in either our Boston, MA office or Newburyport headquarters.  Here’s the mix of what you’ll be doing day to day:

  • Client management (daily contact for clients)
  • Strategic counsel and creative planning (support team on developing creative, strategic plans for accounts)
  • Media relations (lead on developing ongoing media strategies for consumer and business press; work with team to train/counsel them on best practices. Responsible for generating ongoing results for clients – some Tier-A press directly, and with the team)
  • Media research (help manage the team on research needs including editorial calendars, speaking opportunities, media/analyst list development)
  • Ongoing competitive monitoring of brands and press
  • Writing (plan writing, thoughtful client recommendations, reviewing of press releases, pitches, bylined articles, and more)
  • Event experience (manage PR focused activations of events, alongside the team)
  • Mentoring junior team members
  • Acting as a brand ambassador for Matter, actively participating in networking opportunities to raise the agency’s visibility.

Along with creativity, drive and self-motivation, your previous experience and attributes will include:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant business experience
  • 7+ years of post-college PR agency experience working with consumer-focused product companies; bonus points if you’ve worked on food brands
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, dynamic and team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work with multiple clients simultaneously
  • Fast learner with an inquisitive mind and eye for detail