Account Supervisor, Media Relations

Vienna, VA

We’re seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Public Relations Account Supervisor position within our Vienna, VA office. As an Account Supervisor, you’ll work closely with REQ’s Public Relations’ leadership team to deliver top results to our clients. 

We build brands online, and we're proud to work with some of the best technology and consumer brands, non-profits, advocacy groups, small businesses, associations, and influential people. Our diverse client base means a variety of fascinating challenges and learning experiences for you. Expect stimulating projects, educational opportunities, involvement in strategy, and a fun team that values your contributions.

At REQ, you'll be surrounded by people who are curious, resourceful, creative, enthusiastic, passionate, and proactive. We're a team of thinkers, creators, and builders who act as trusted advisers to our clients and stewards of their marketing budgets. We enjoy each other’s company and have fun while we work, which is why we were named as a Best Place to Work in the Washingtonian and Washington Business Journal.

Responsibilities:

  • Possess excellent writing skills. Can tackle in-depth topics and write succinctly, efficiently, and with impact.
  • Understand how to establish relationships with journalists, analysts and influencers with extensive media relations and influencer relations experience as well as campaign conceptualization, planning and execution experience.
  • Excel at team communication and demonstrate the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and be held accountable.
  • Strong leadership skills, and ability to supervise others on a team (prior supervisory experience a plus).
  • Provide coaching and direction to account teams, including performance management.
  • May directly supervise Account Coordinators, Account Executives and/or Senior Account Executives, including facilitating regular 1:1's and performance management.
  • Verbally articulate the elevator pitch of your client accounts and discuss differentiators.
  • Contribute toward a group pitching strategy session with creative ideas.
  • Actively strive to attain greater share of the client, offering value-added services for upsell.
  • Contribute to pitches, proposal and capabilities development for new business, lending creative thinking and strategy for customized deliverables.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively connect with clients, effectively managing client relations while being viewed as someone who provides strategic value.
  • Kick-off and lead a new account, motivating and managing team members.
  • Demonstrate the ability to retain accounts, proactively recalibrating strategy when required and keeping deliverables and metrics at expected levels.
  • Build relationship with primary client contact, initiating face-to-face meetings, lunches etc. on a quarterly basis. Initiate communication with client outside of scheduled/structured meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience in the technology communications industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in the field of communications, public relations, journalism and/or marketing.
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media, community building, inbound marketing.
  • Possess excellent writing skills. Can tackle in-depth topics and write succinctly, efficiently, and with impact.
  • Exhibit understanding of macro technology and business trends.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of media research tools, including but not limited to: Meltwater, Factiva, and IT Database.
  • DC metro area candidates only.

Salary commensurate with experience and includes a full benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@req.co and reference "Account Supervisor, Media Relations" in the subject line.

No contractors or recruiters, please.

REQ is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or age.