Careers at Buzz Media

Buzz Media is a well-established and thriving communications agency with headquarters in Schenectady, NY.  We have grown our firm by working with clients who inspire us and others by making a positive impact in their communities and the world. We have been working within a variety of industries including the arts and entertainment, education, not for profit, fitness and health, technology, business services and start-ups for over 12 years. 

 

We are on the search for a highly creative, tenacious, results-oriented PR Account Manager who can work well on a team but also take the lead in managing PR initiatives for our clients. The ideal candidate will understand what makes a good story and will enthusiastically strive to get our clients in the news.

Public Relations
ACCOUNT MANAGER

YOU MUST PROVIDE A COVER LETTER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.​

The following are the responsibilities, skills and qualifications required for the position of the

 Public Relations Account Manager:

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide proactive creative ideas and strategies for meeting client objectives

  • Assist with writing, developing and executing communications plans, tactical plans and timelines

  • Implementation of day-to-day account work

  • Prepare agenda, contact reports, tracking and other progress reports

  • Interface with team and keep them updated on client status

  • Draft press releases, media advisories and develop other forms of content, as needed

  • Develop media lists in markets throughout the country

  • Connect with reporters and pitch stories until they are placed

  • Follow up with reporters and clients as required (including evenings and weekends)

  • Become liaison between selected clients and firm

  • Attend client meetings

  • Work with clients to develop news stories

  • Coordinate and manage events and press conferences

  • Participate in sales and related activities

  • Utilize and manage social media for clients and post content to client social media properties

  • Develop and manage campaigns on behalf of clients

  • Work with photographers, videographers, web designers and other creatives to ensure on-time delivery of services and products

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be a “people-person” who loves to pick up the phone and pitch stories

  • Must be able to manage multiple client accounts

  • Possess an above average aptitude for writing

  • Effective communicator with management, peers and clients

  • Must love to write creative and compelling copy

  • Ability to work well in groups and independently

  • Must be a self-starter and take initiative

  • Must be able to organize and manage multiple tasks

  • Be able to “roll” with changing priorities

  • Be well versed with social media websites

  • Experience with email marketing sites such as ConstantContact and MailChimp is a plus

  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

 

4 year degree in journalism, communications or related field. Alternatively, a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments.

Location: Schenectady, New York

 

To be considered for this opportunity send your resume to jobs@BuzzMediaSolutions.com.