Public Relations Account Executive

Jacobson Rost

Jacobson Rost is an independent communications company founded in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in the 1950s, that is being rebuilt each day to tackle 21st century communications challenges. People interested in creating ideas that make a difference to people. No silos, no holding company duplicative structures, only people that have ideas and a desire to make them happen. As a result of building a new company each day, we are a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment that is always on the lookout for top people who enjoy being given responsibility, thrive on generating new ideas and relish being thrown into the deep end. Creative problem solvers, who create solutions for client problems versus selling solutions as an agent for media companies. Given the number of solutions available today, this is hard work, and it takes a special type of 'restless' person to embrace the challenge of venturing into the creative unknown. You know if that is you. We are fortunate to have great clients. We have a core of talented, yet nice people. We are independent which means we can adjust to the evolving communications landscape versus defending the status quo. Our recent growth has been driven by the talents of our people. Our continued growth will depend on our ability to attract new people that bring additional skills to the table. To learn more about us,

Position Details

Public Relations Account Executive
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

At Jacobson Rost, we create stories that sell. As an agency, we’re fiercely independent, creative and effective, driving results for several national brands you engage with every day. We’re looking for a Public Relations Account Executive to contribute to the success of a variety of media relations, experiential and influencer public relations efforts across both B2C and B2B clients. In addition to providing support to senior level PR staff, the AE facilitates campaign and project executions to achieve measurable results. We work within cross-functional account teams that may include advertising, media, creative and/or other strategic marketing disciplines. JR seeks self-starters who show flexibility and are able to manage multiple activities across diverse accounts on a day-to-day basis. This position reports to an Account Supervisor and Public Relations Director.

Desired Skills & Core Responsibilities:

Strong writing and proofing skills in a variety of formats, exceptional media relations and social media skills and excellent verbal communication skills are required. Specific skills include:

  • Writes clearly, effectively and creatively in diverse formats including: press releases, media alerts, fact sheets, recaps, etc. 
  • Develops and maintains relationships with a variety of media/influencers/bloggers 
  • Desire and ability to travel and work special events including but not limited to: on-site partnership activations, social media executions and special media event / tours 
  • Conducts research to assist with campaign development 
  • Monitoring, tracking and analyzing all campaign results 
  • Firm knowledge of the public relations function within the marketing discipline 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Thinks expansively and creatively about problems and identifies solutions 
  • Brings passion, participation and point of view to the workplace

Necessary Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, Journalism, Marketing or a related field 
  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably within the agency setting 
  • Strong verbal presentation skills and mastery of Microsoft Office 
  • Proven knowledge and track record of success in executing PR plans 
  • Experience with media pitching and securing placements

Jacobson Rost offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

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