PR Account Supervisor

The Motion Agency

About Motion:

Motion is a multi-disciplined, creative-communications agency – wall-to-wall with talented technicians, cutting-edge creative thinkers and strategic storytellers. We all move in concert with one unifying goal: Create extraordinary moments that move people.

Position Details

PR Account Supervisor
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The PR Account Supervisor position at Motion requires a strong knowledge of the media landscape, as well as team leadership skills. Closely adhering to budgets and timelines, our PR Account Supervisor will assume a larger management role on accounts, often serving as the client lead. The role entails serving as a day-to-day client liaison, managing and delegating workflow and reviewing final materials before sending to the client. Additionally, our PR Account Supervisor will grow in their new business role at the agency becoming more prominent and engrained throughout the process. Role may require leading initial new business calls, taking a leadership role in RFP responses and presentation creation, and joining in-person new business meetings.

  • Showcase a strong knowledge of media, consistently offering staff members thoughtful, strategic guidance on pitching efforts and ensure the team achieves media coverage goals 
  • Pitch efforts begin to focus on connecting with larger national outlets and reporters regularly 
  • Lead efforts to develop media strategies for new clients or efforts for a new calendar year 
  • Oversee media material development, writing press releases, bylined articles, pitch letters, media alerts, and other applicable materials, often acting as a final review prior to sending to clients 
  • Demonstrate a true understanding of all clients they manage, from their overall goals to media relations focus to key messaging and priorities, use this knowledge to help guide the account 
  • Routinely assess client happiness, keeping senior leaders updated on any potential issues that may arise with accompanying thoughts on how to navigate these challenges 
  • Build strong client relationships, becoming a trusted partner who is a positive reflection of the values of Motion, and have the willingness to make yourself available to clients when needed/as appropriate 
  • Serve as a point of contact, lead on-site events and organization when applicable 
  • Make decisions for clients that show strategic thinking and provide creative solutions 
  • Proactively aid clients year-round, regularly offering ideas to help clients achieve their goals 
  • Begin to lead introductory new business calls, providing senior leaders with insights on the opportunity and sharing details on whether the client lead is a potential fit for Motion 
  • Assume a larger role in new business brainstorms, showing prepared ideas with strategic rationale and showcase ability to draw on past experiences 
  • Strategize key aspects of new business proposals by developing robust content that aligns with the potential client’s ask 
  • Further develop ability to create internal and external budgets, timelines and strategic direction for new and existing clients 
  • Guide other team members in the new business process, ensuring all levels gain insights into the important role new business plays for Motion’s growth 
  • Develop in-person presentation skills for new business pitches – both presenting and being prepared to answer post-presentation questions 
  • Serve as a role model within the agency, demonstrating ways to problem solve and think critically about everything from client issues to internal challenges 
  • Further a positive work environment with a can-do attitude
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing or Integrated Communications 
  • 6+ years of public relations experience with strong comprehension of strategic media relations approaches 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and extensive experience drafting and editing articles, press materials, key messages etc. 
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent project management, budgeting, organization and client management skills 
  • Ability to work successfully with teams on multiple projects under tight deadlines 
  • Proven leadership ability with both clients and teammates 
  • Demonstrates initiative and desire to expand personal knowledge to better client practices 
  • Strong presentation skills, PR plan creation knowledge and experience in new business development are ideal 
  • Expertise in core MS platforms such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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