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Van Eperen is Looking for an Assistant Account Executive to Join our Team!

Assistant Account Executive, Public Relations

Van Eperen seeks an assistant account executive, Public Relations to join our N. Bethesda, MD team. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and eager communications professional who thrives in fast-paced environments, is passionate about public and media relations, has a solid writing foundation and proven ability securing media results, and is looking to truly contribute to and grow with our team.

Responsibilities

  • Support account team in handling day-to-day tasks for assigned accounts, including media relations, pitching, and project management:
    • In AP style, draft compelling communications on behalf of company and assigned clients: press releases, pitches, bylined articles, blog copy, and other collateral
    • Develop and maintain excellent media and influencer relationships in client markets, including local, regional, and national
    • Develop and maintain media contact lists
    • Distribute press releases and follow up, pitch story ideas/news, and facilitate interviews
    • Track, analyze, and report campaign results
  • Stay on top of industry news, landscapes, and trends, and proactively provide updates and hooks to teammates
  • Participate in internal planning meetings, brainstorm sessions, and the development of integrated communications strategies and media-based communications plans
  • In support of account supervisors, handle day-to-day social media campaign management (content generation, interacting with community in real time, tracking metrics, etc.) as needed
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop client collateral, including videos, social campaigns, etc.
  • Continually seek training and education in new skills and tools related to your work

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years’ experience in an agency setting
  • BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a liberal arts discipline with a strong writing foundation
  • Committed to upholding our business ethics and reputation
  • A strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media
  • Exceptional communication, relationship-building skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, accountable in meeting deadlines, and a willingness to take ownership
  • Knowledge of AP style guidelines required

Benefits

  • Health, ST Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Professional and Personal Development Program
  • PTO Program, including Federal Holidays
  • Simple IRA with Match
  • Summer Fridays
  • Team Building Events
  • And More

Please send resume, cover letter, sample pitches, and related media placements to: careers@vaneperen.com.

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Rockville, Md. 20852
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Suite 300
Baltimore, Md. 21202
410-928-7435

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