Van Eperen
Contact 301-836-1516 x1

Account Executive – PR/Media Relations, Full-Time in North Bethesda

Van Eperen is looking for a PR/media relations account executive to join our team in North Bethesda!

Van Eperen seeks a seasoned Account Executive, PR/Media Relations to join our N. Bethesda, MD team. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who thrives in a fast-paced, agency environment and is experienced in media relations and all aspects of day-to-day project management of PR initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Support account supervisors/directors in managing day-to-day client interactions and projects for assigned accounts 
  • Manage day-to-day media relations/media requests for Van Eperen and assigned accounts 
  • Participate in internal planning meetings, brainstorm sessions, and the development of integrated communications strategies and media-based communications plans 
  • Employ and maintain strong media relations to shape and control communications that are in line with overall account and company objectives
  • Write compelling communications on behalf of company and assigned clients: press releases, bylined articles, blog copy, and other collateral
  • 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.
  • Plan, track, and manage project and client budgets and timelines, with the ability to quickly and effectively identify issues and course-correct as needed
  • Stay on top of industry trends and continually seek training and education in new skills and tools related to your work 

Qualifications

  • 4-5 years of experience supporting PR efforts in a cross-functional environment
  • Prior agency experience required
  • 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 
  • Proven ability to prioritize, accountable in meeting deadlines, and a willingness to take ownership is essential to success 
  • Knowledge of AP style guidelines required
  • BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a liberal arts discipline with a strong writing foundation

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Professional 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.

Van Eperen - Washington, DC

11333 Woodglen Drive
Suite 103
Rockville, Md. 20852
301-836-1516 x1

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8 Market Place
Suite 300
Baltimore, Md. 21202
410-928-7435

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