Are you a resourceful, high-energy self-starter with strong writing skills? A lifelong learner? And somewhat of a marketing geek, always staying on top of industry trends, particularly in digital? If so, we might have just the job for you.
This position is for some with at least six-seven years of PR experience at an agency managing other team members and leading client accounts.
REED is a fast-growing PR agency. An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for excellence are necessary to succeed in this role. You must have an interest in joining the team as both a PR professional and an agency leader. You’ll jump right into managing a team and will learn many aspects of agency operations. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to complete a writing assignment and strategy assessment as part of the interview process.
The account director will play an integral role in telling our clients’ stories through traditional and digital channels. The position is based in Nashville with hybrid work options.
Here’s the mix of what you’ll be doing:
- Serving as the strategy lead for multiple clients and client contact for our most important accounts
- Leading and managing a team
- Delegating, reviewing and executing when appropriate:
- Media relations (trade, consumer and business media)
- Social media content creation and management
- Media research (editorial calendars, speaking opportunities, media/analyst list development)
- Writing (press releases, pitches, bylined articles and more)
- Event planning and execution (attending client events – travel may be required)
- Working closely with your team to finalize strategic direction and insight related to account activities
- Recommending communications strategies and pivotal changes when necessary that support client goals
- Participating in new business, training, hiring or marketing activity
- Acting as a brand ambassador for REED, actively participating in networking opportunities to raise the agency’s visibility in the Nashville area
Along with creativity, drive and self-motivation, your previous experience and attributes will include:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant business experience
- Experience managing multiple clients and team members
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in a fast-moving, dynamic and team-oriented environment
- Enthusiasm for our clients and our work
- Client-focused with a proactive approach
- Ability to work with multiple clients simultaneously
- Fast learner with an inquisitive mind and eye for detail
Why you’ll want to work for us:
- Our benefits are unmatched.
- We like to have fun! Team boat days, cooking contests, account service team lunches and happy hours are among the activities we enjoy.
- We work hard and get the job done. It’s part of our core values and our team spirit. We all jump in to make sure the job is done well.
- Our clients are awesome. We have some amazing clients who let us take risks and create great campaigns to drive their business forward.
- We’re all about giving back. Much of our work is cause marketing, so we decided to walk the talk. Our “Be the Good” program takes a portion of revenue to give back to our local community through an annual charitable partnership, to the Earth through a focus on sustainability and to communities around the world through our mission trip scholarship program. Learn more here.
- *New perk alert* WORK AWAY PROGRAM: Employees can pick a place anywhere in the world and work remote for up to one month. REED provides a stipend to cover expenses, and the only caveat is you have to work on CST hours! We believe in the importance of experiencing the world to do our jobs well, and after years of having to stay home, we know our team deserves to go adventure!