PR Account Supervisor

The Motion Agency

Motion is an integrated marketing agency with a broad range of clients and services.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, respect our clients, and care about each other. We like to do great work and have a good time. We value those who bring creativity and collaboration with a start-up mentality.

Please note that this position is not a remote position and is located in Chicago, IL. We currently operate with a hybrid model.

Position Details

PR Account Supervisor
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


  • 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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