• Account Executive

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/21/2019 3:32 PM)
    Job ID
    US-CA-San Francisco
  • Overview

    Ogilvy Public Relations is seeking an experienced communication professional to join our Technology practice as an Account Executive in San Francisco.


    An Account Executive should be a capable communication and public relations professional able to handle a broad variety of tasks with increasing independence and sound judgment.  An Account Executive has the ability and experience to play a primary implementation role in client work.  He/she must have basic public relations, writing, media, organizational, research and production skills be able to handle direct client contact and have the potential to become a good program developer, presenter and counselor.


    • Performs day-to-day account work which may include: drafting a wide range of written materials, coordinating events, maintaining client and media contact, managing projects performed with and by others and supervising assistant account executives and interns.
    • Is fully familiar with group’s communications plans for accounts and understands and tracks clients’ businesses.
    • Acts as a liaison between client, outside suppliers (graphic designers, photographers, A/V houses, etc.) and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (e.g., employees, media, interest groups).
    • Pursues opportunities for enhancing involvement and contributions to the account, team and agency.
    • Drafts sound, credible documents such as client memos, news releases, case histories, byliners, backgrounders, op-ed pieces, brochures and collateral materials.
    • Implements events such as press conferences, media briefings, analyst meetings, media tours third party advocacy, etc.
    • Demonstrates competence at using internal and external research capabilities and in preparing in-depth analyses.
    • Routinely applies understanding of budget development and budget monitoring.
    • Understands and manages billing and activity reporting processes.
    • Manages time for optimum productivity and maximum billability.
    • Contributes to the development and presentation of new business programs for potential and existing clients.
    • Supports opportunities to grow existing accounts or to pursue new business. 


    • 2-3 years of communications experience with emphasis on media relations and social media engagement; prior PR agency experience strongly preferred, particularly experience working with tourism-related brands
    • Demonstrated hands-on experience and proven success in media relations
    • Exceptional writing ability with experience developing all forms of communication including strategic plans, op-eds, editorials, news releases, newsletters, and content for online channels
    • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality
    • Ability to manage dynamic situations and manage numerous projects simultaneously
    • Continually seeks new ways to learn and improve
    • Exhibits a sense of curiosity about client work and seeks more information and knowledge in response
    • Strong strategic and creative thinking
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • BA/BS


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