Public Relations Account Executive

Public Communications, Inc.

Public Communications Inc. (PCI) seeks an experienced and passionate account executive who wants to make a substantial contribution to our agency in the Nonprofit/Business/Government sector. This individual will manage high-profile accounts and projects for non-profit and for-profit organizations and governmental bodies. This is a public relations position, not a sales executive position.

PCI excels as a national communications agency driven by a purpose – to make a positive difference for our clients and community. Sixty years after our founding, we remain proudly independent and focused on providing results-oriented, measurable communications services. Our experienced 40+ member team includes senior counselors, strategists, media relations experts, digital strategists, writers and planners.

Position Details

Public Relations Account Executive
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

You’re a perfect fit if you:

  • Bring passion and purpose to your work. 
  • Want to engage with clients whose missions matter to our lives and well-being. 
  • Proactively solve problems, think strategically, identify new opportunities, productively challenge the status quo and find evidence-based creative solutions. 
  • Have an entrepreneurial drive, achieving winning results with existing and potential new clients. 
  • Excel in a fast-paced environment as both a team member and an independent contributor with autonomy. 
  • Believe hard work, professionalism, integrity and follow-through are keys to success. 
  • Can demonstrate a proven track record of assuming greater responsibilities. 
  • Excel in achieving outstanding results. 
  • Model your strategic thinking, can-do attitude and professionalism to others and can serve as a trusted mentor and advisor to PCI staff and leadership and to clients. 
  • Want to contribute to a smart, strategic communications agency that is ever-evolving, on a growth path, investing in its people, and is currently reshaping its services and offerings to be flexible and nimble to meet the demands of today’s business environment.

In this role, you will:

  • Play a critical role in communications programs, helping clients navigate a constantly shifting landscape to advance their marketing, communications and public relations initiatives and meet their business objectives. 
  • Identify newsworthy opportunities to share client stories; and craft compelling materials that can be used by clients through a variety of channels to elevate their storytelling. 
  • Commit to continual learning and improvement of leadership skills by participating in professional development and setting and exceeding annual goals. 
  • Earn the respect of our clients by delivering smart, creative and pragmatic solutions while collaborating with our team of senior counselors and leading a team of communications strategists to drive successful results.


  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related coursework. Advanced degree/coursework welcome. 
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of professional public relations or communications experience. 
  • Previous experience working in-house in corporate communications, at a nonprofit organization, in government or at a public relations agency. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in national media relations to drive earned placements. 
  • Understand social media and digital communications, including how to integrate these tactics with earned media campaigns.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Passionate, dedicated learner who seeks information and knowledge by which to grow and advance your communications practice. 
  • Continually expanding your strategic thinking, including finding new approaches and creative ways to share client stories to reach patients, providers, payers and other key audiences, while staying on top of the latest industry trends. 
  • A strategic thinker and doer, seeing the big picture while making sure the details are well executed. 
  • Proactive in determining what the team and/or your client needs, and taking the right steps to make sure it gets done. 
  • High attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communications skills. 
  • Smart, hard-working and willing to go the extra mile for your clients and team.

What we offer:

Competitive salary with profit sharing, 401K plan and generous benefits including:

  • 12 paid holidays annually (several are personal choice) 
  • 12 days of paid vacation for the first two years, 15 days paid with 3-4 years in service 
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance 
  • Parental leave program, plus eligibility for bonus upon return 
  • Professional/personal development allowance 
  • Monthly allowance for cell phone 
  • Employee charitable contributions and match program And more!

Working conditions:

Day-to-day work is currently performed virtually but may require work in our offices or onsite client visits. This is a full-time position. May require some weekend and evening work.

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