Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20005
Job Category: Public Relations | Marketing
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 75000 per year
Fenton is the social change agency taking on the world’s toughest challenges in progressive advocacy, human rights, social and economic justice, environment, education and public health. Primed with deep issue expertise and powered by creativity and passion, we create strategies for clients to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Our communications experts combine creative skills with deep sector expertise to help changemakers maximize the impact of their work.
With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Seattle, we develop and execute strategic public awareness campaigns. Fenton has a culture steeped in social change and activism, with a collaborative work environment, excellent benefits and a strong sense of purpose and community across the agency.
The Senior Account Executive (SAE) will work closely with senior management to develop best practices in Fenton’s earned media practice and will work to standardize our media relations processes across all offices to add value to our client’s business and optimize efficiencies internally. The SAE is also a significant contributor to client accounts and has a wide-range of management, editorial and creative responsibilities.
Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as primary client contact primarily for media relations accounts
Contribute media relations ideas to brainstorm sessions and new business meetings
Develop pitch plans and media outreach strategies, and coordinate media relations across multiple staff
Manage internal earned media resources and process (e.g. master list, top clips, reporter relationships, one-pagers, FAQ’s, quarterly lessons learned memos)
Develop a system to efficiently share information internally of media contacts to prevent redundancies in research and expedite the process to identify the most effective media list
Demonstrate leadership and take ownership of internal training and systems for earned media tools and best practices
Develop and execute advanced public relations tactics, including:
Oversee media campaigns and contribute to strategic planning for clients
Pitch high level reporters, editors, producers, and columnists
Write, edit and review press releases, fact sheets, op-eds and other press materials
Organize and staff press events and editorial board visits
Serve as primary client contact for small to mid-level accounts
Develop client strategy with senior staff
Assist in managing pieces of large accounts and may lead on smaller accounts as assigned
Manage client and funder relations
Provide weekly status reports to client, including budget updates
Contribute to proposal writing and strategy memos
We offer comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision), unlimited vacation, 11 paid holidays per year plus the week in December during the holidays, volunteerism/activism days, a 401(k) plan plus employer match and summer Fridays.
Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.