Junior Account Executive


Our concept is simple. Our clients have stories to tell, and we know how and where to tell stories in a way that inspires action. As a full service public relations, social media, content and digital communications agency specializing in travel and lifestyle brands, TURNER represents the world’s best hotels, resorts, destinations, fashion, active and modern outdoor brands. Our tenured teams in New York, Chicago, Denver, Miami and Los Angeles have unmatched industry experience and continually deliver innovative and integrated marketing communications strategies, helping brands connect and engage in a smarter, more relevant manner.

From the most coveted destinations, resorts and travel experiences to sought-after apparel, fitness and accessory brands, our clients include all of the places you’d like to travel, and what you’d pack for those journeys. At TURNER, we live the lifestyles we represent and pride ourselves on our authentic voice and longstanding relationships with clients, media and influencers. We also care. Relentlessly.


Position Details

Junior Account Executive
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

TURNER, a full-service public relations and digital communications agency specializing in travel, outdoor, wellness, lifestyle, and spirits brands, is seeking a Junior Account Executive with a passion for storytelling and media relations for the industries we serve. Candidates must have 1-2 years of media relations experience with demonstrated results. We currently work on a hybrid schedule, in office 2 days a week. This position is based in Chicago.


  • Supports daily activities for 4-7 designated national and international accounts with a focus on hospitality and tourism.
  • Serves as a day-to-day resource for media contacts, contributing 50 percent of time to proactive media and influencer relations
  • Assists with development and implementation of all PR strategic plan initiatives, under supervision
  • Understands and prioritizes the objectives of each client; anticipates needs in advance
  • Develops and maintains solid relationships with journalists and social media influencers, identifying ways to integrate social networking into outreach strategies
  • Monitor, track, and report coverage for an assigned portfolio of accounts
  • Prepares meeting agendas, notes and reports 
  • Writes client collateral, which includes but is not limited to: news releases, media alerts, photo captions, media pitches, bios and fact sheets
  • Assists with client relations through meetings, conference calls, events and general contact
  • Assists with planning client media familiarization tours, as needed
  • Stay abreast of current industry news and trends
  • 1-2+ years of communications experience in public relations/media relations; agency experience preferred 
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with an epic attention to detail 
  • A voracious appetite for reading/media consumption: magazine, newspapers, blogs, podcasts – you scan or listen to them all, with attention to trends and how outlets are structuring their content
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • The ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment
  • The ability to anticipate team and client needs and proactively assist 
  • Solid project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple accounts 
  • Proficiency in AP Style 
  • Familiarity with MuckRack, BurrellesLuce, TrendKite, influencer research and cloud-based tools a plus 
  • A proven understanding of social media platforms and content across Tik-Tok, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
  • An interest in or familiarity with influencers, understanding how to research and find relevant ones for account needs 
  • BA or BS in public relations, journalism, communications or any field with a strong emphasis on writing and communication

Impress us if:

  • You have envy-worthy social channels
  • You’ve published anything, anywhere – anything from a personal blog to bylined articles; please include the links
  • You speak other languages
  • If you have a personal hobby or interest involving anything remotely relevant to our client portfolio. Climbing mountains? Serious foodie? Love photography? So do we, and our authenticity with clients is important to us

Salary depends on years of experience, market, etc.

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