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Burrell Communications Group

E-Mail: jobs@burrell.com
Phone: (312)297-9600

Title: Public Relations Senior Account Executive
Location: 60601

Burrell Communications Group is seeking candidates, with public relations experience, for a Chicago-based senior account executive position in engagement marketing.
The Senior Account Executive (Sr. AE) will be responsible for coordinating engagement marketing activities and executing public relations initiatives for one of the agency’s largest accounts. This fast-paced role requires solid analytical and verbal communications skills, contemporary knowledge of African American pop cultural trends and insights, plus keen understanding of and functionality with relevant social media platforms. This is an ideal role for a self-starter who excels in writing and delivering clear, concise communications and presentations for clients and colleagues.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Sr. AE guides day-to-day development of public relations activities connected to approved plans and ensures things progress sequentially and promptly.
  • With supervision from the Vice President of Engagement Marketing, the Sr. AE executes client-approved media campaigns and events within budget and in synch with defined timelines. Reviewing and modifying proposals, as directed, and providing budget oversight, are also important tasks assigned to this role.
  • The Sr. AE develops message strategies, underscores and articulates key points, composes pitch letters, participates in media pitching, and recommends public relations communication vehicles. Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining a reliable nationwide array of multicultural and general market media contacts.
  • The Sr. AE plays a pivotal role in building and sustaining productive business relationships with vendors and pan-agency partners.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or a related field.
  • Three to five years of public relations, media relations or comparable work experience is required; previous work experience in an agency setting with quick service restaurant or consumer packaged goods or retail accounts is preferred.
  • Previous event management and media relations experience is required. Multicultural marketing expertise, especially with the African American consumer market, is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills are essential for this role.
  • Must have contemporary knowledge of social media platforms and experience using social to creatively and effectively connect with targeted consumers.
  • Intermediate or advance level expertise with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel, is required.

Burrell is an award winning, marketing and communications firm. Its employees help make the agency a diverse and inclusive organization known for innovation, effective strategic approaches, and creative astuteness.

 Burrell offers a generous array of employee benefits and perks including:
  • Paid time off for vacation, sick time, personal days and bonus days;
  • Excellent and affordable medical, dental and vision benefits, plus prescription drug discounts;
  • A voluntary 401-K plan, employer sponsored life insurance, and access to a comprehensive employee assistance program.
To learn more visit www.burrell.com .  Burrell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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