Public Relations Account Executive

Walker Sands Communications

Walker Sands Communications’ campaigns have been acknowledged by a number of organizations, placing us among the world's top PR and marketing firms. The Business Marketing Association (BMA), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Interactive Media Council (IMC), BtoB Magazine, and many others have recognized our creative efforts.

In last two years we have grown 130% and are projecting similar growth through 2012. Throughout this growth we've been able to produce high-quality results and have been recognized as a top B2B Technology PR firm by some of the most respected voices in the industry including major publications and influential VC firms.

We are an award winning firm with honors from the Public Relations Society of America, Business Marketing Association, and American Marketing Association.

Walker Sands is also a culturally kind organization. We have an in house philanthropy initiative (One Step Forward) that is dedicated to pro bono and volunteer work. Walker Sands University works to continually develop employees and we have bonuses based on sharing the wealth from the hard work everyone does. Despite working in the high-tech public relations field, this is a respectful and calm place to work.

In 2 years we will be a very different firm. Be a part of that story.

Position Details

Public Relations Account Executive
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Working better hours for better clients alongside talented colleagues . . . Collaborating with highly innovative B2B and tech companies . . . Serving clients that make it easy to craft fresh story ideas for today’s audiences . . . Sound like a dream? It’s not – it’s what life looks like as a Walker Sands Account Executive.

We’ve worked hard to develop a reputation for providing insightful, strategic communications counsel to our clients. It’s true - we’re borderline obsessive when it comes to flawless execution in our marketing and communications programs.

And right now, we’re looking for a PR pro with 2-4 years agency experience to help with planning and media relations for key accounts.

B2B expertise with a particular passion for tech is essential. If you idolize Jeff Bezos and Biz Stone, sleep with a copy of Wired under your pillow, or have TechCrunch bookmarked on your iPhone, you’re definitely on the right track.

We can’t overemphasize how important it is that you have experience working with business-to-business clients or have done public relations work for a tech company. On a daily basis, it will be your job to translate complex technical ideas into understandable pitches for media and junior staff.

Obviously, this position will also encompass the standard aspects of PR and media relations: writing releases and contributed articles, actively pitching the media, and helping manage accounts. We expect that you will have experience in social media and be able to constantly generate innovative ways to share client stories with the press.

Walker Sands Communications is growing rapidly. If you are looking to move up in an organization and are eager for more responsibility, we are the place. We have a team environment where you will be required to mentor interns and media relations staff. Bottom line – we’re offering you a rare opportunity for learning and growth.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 - 4 years PR experience
  • Experience managing people
  • Experience managing clients
  • Flawless writing and editing skills
  • Strong verbal communications
  • Passion for technology
  • Addicted to information; loves to read
  • Experienced in social media
  • Likes to ask questions, loves to find answers
  • Not afraid to take a chance and fail
  • Well-organized
  • Successful at multi-tasking
  • Confident enough to point out a bad idea
  • Considers bringing in baked goods every now and then

Competitive. To be discussed at time of interview.

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