Account Executive/Account Associate

POSTED Apr 12 2017

Ball Consulting Group, LLC
Newton, MA
Full Time

Ball Consulting Group, LLC is a strategic communications firm that specializes in health care and also serves the non-profit, business to business, tech, and real estate sectors. The company provides public relations and crisis communications services to a broad cross-section of clients. It is located in Newton, Mass., eight miles west of downtown Boston.

We are seeking an Account Associate and/or an Account Executive with approximately two to five years of experience working in a PR or communications department setting or a PR agency. PR agency experience (for some portion of the two to five years) is required.   

The skills we are seeking include:

  • Exceedingly strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to target and pinpoint journalists
  • Ability to develop media tools including news releases, guest columns, media advisories, etc.
  • Ability to research and develop client briefing documents
  • Ability to conduct extensive phone- and web-based research and outreach
  • Ability to manage account details and to manage multiple accounts under tight deadlines
  • Experience pitching story ideas to members of the media
  • Experience working with clients
  • Candidate should have developed through previous positions both media and industry relationships

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing account implementation according to the account plan
  • Research and list development
  • Development of comprehensive media relations tools referenced above
  • Assisting in the development of media plans
  • Assisting in the preparation of client meetings and presentations
  • Conducting phone and e-mail outreach to the media

Key requirements and details:

  • Candidates must possess a B.A. or B.S. in communications, public relations, journalism,  political science or public policy, or related field
  • Two to five years’ experience in a PR setting
  • PR agency experience
  • Office is on several express and local bus routes and free garage parking is included if driving
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and performance-based bonuses
  • Benefits provided

For more information, send a letter of interest and a resume to ballcg@ballcg.com.