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WGBH Educational Foundation

WGBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.
Title: Assistant Account Executive
Location: Boston, MA

Employer Description

Department Overview

WGBH National Marketing creates promotion for public media content, including documentaries, childrens’ series, explorer/lifestyle programs, and educational community initiatives. Our strategic campaigns reach influentials, targeted constituents, and general consumers through through print, electronic,social and digital media, building visibility, audiences and engagement for the projects we represent. 

WGBH Station Relations represents WGBH’s editorial programs and services to public media (public radio and public television) stations across the U.S, and manages WGBH’s institutional relationships with station decision-makers. Our campaigns deliver information, support and assets, extending the reach and impact of WGBH and its partners and empowering stations to engage with local audiences, members, media outlets, sponsors, educators and legislators.

Position Overview

The Assistant Account Executive contributes to the implementation of integrated marketing campaigns, events, and communications for projects and initiatives produced, presented and/or supported by WGBH both for public television & radio stations, and for print, electronic and digital media outlets. Responsibilities include event logistics and communications; creating, distributing and supporting the creation and distribution of print, digitalz and social media assets; creating targeted lists for media placements; pitching media outlets/bloggers and public television station decision-makers; gathering data and generating reports; and working closely with other Station Relations and National Marketing staff to implement initiatives. Some travel as well as evening and weekend work may be required. 

1. Assist in execution of Station Relations and National Marketing campaigns and activities. 
2. Research, compile, and generate media lists, broadcast reports and other key documents 
3. Coordinate events at industry meetings or local stations. 
4. Contribute to production, review and distribution of marketing materials. 
5. Pitch media outlets and station contacts 
6. Support Station Relations and National Marketing ongoing activities, including meeting logistics and project deliverables. 
7. Provide general office support; cordinate meeting logistics; keep inventory of marketing materials; update research, databases and external sources as needed. 
8. Other duties as assigned.


Skills Required

Excellent organizational and communications skills are required, as is the ability to prioritize and juggle many tasks, often under a deadline, while remaining detail-oriented. The ability to work in a collaborative manner with an aptitude for cultivating positive relationships is essential, as are poise and self-direction in handling responsibilities. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and FileMaker experience is essential. Cision and social media experience a plus. Excellent writing, spelling and proof-reading skills required. 1-2 years of relevant employment and experience in the areas of communications, media relations and promotion is preferred.


Bachelor's Degree Required

The Scoop
Primary Industry: Marketing - Management
Secondary Industry: Marketing - Public Relations
Career Level: Early Career (1+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Status: Full Time
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