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Account Manager

Talk Shop

Position Type: Senior
Position Title: Account Manager

Position Start Date: TBD
Application Close Date: n/a

About the Role & Talk Shop

Talk Shop, Western Canada’s largest and most connected public relations firm, is looking to add to our talented team with the addition of an Account Manager. Leaders in technology, consumer goods, lifestyle, luxury, retail, real estate and finance, Talk Shop is made up of bright talent and brands looking to engage media, event PR and influencer marketing differently.

The individual coming into this position will have relevant experience related to the public relations and a strong grasp of marketing, communications and client management. As an Account Manager, this person will be responsible for leading, supporting the Business Director. This is a senior level role, so applicants must demonstrate relevant industry knowledge to be considered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a fast-paced, deadline-driven workload for Canadian and US clients
  • Develop and execute on out-of-the-box  PR/communications concepts and strategies
  • Manage and/or support in all aspects of communications and marketing for Talk Shop clients including but not limited to: strategy & planning, media list building, creative writing, pitching, event management, digital media, social media, and reporting
  • Direct Account Associates on account execution including: media list building, creative writing, pitching, event management, social media, and reporting
  • Manage account priorities and balance deadline-driven work load with complete accuracy
  • Oversee event management where applicable
  • Maintain regular client communication and ensure consistent results on a monthly basis
  • Design and track appropriate metrics to track success
  • Proactive about account needs and identifying necessary improvements
  • Evaluate Account Associate and/or Account Specialist performance on team
  • Motivate and encourage team
  • Maintains a positive attitude about work and the business
  • Support Business Directors with business development/sales as required

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years of relevant PR industry experience
  • Strong knowledge or experience in communications or marketing
  • Exceptional creativity – a great eye for a story, and ability to come up with creative ways to use communications to engage stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills – ability to weave current events, tech news, trends and data into insightful content for online and media consumption
  • Ability to manage priorities and balance deadline-driven work load with complete accuracy
  • Presentation skills – able to run meetings and present concepts effectively
  • Project Management skills – able to lead teams and projects to success and manage multiple personalities in addition to ensuring project is on time and on budget
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to manage teams and clients effectively
  • Work hard-play-hard personality that values humility, ingenuity, humor and integrity
  • Ability/interest to jump into a variety of client verticals
  • Desire to grow within a company – looking for long term employment potential

 Compensation & Benefits

Compensation will be dependent on relevant experience. After 3 months of employment, the individual will be entitled to Talk Shop’s comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Enrollment in an extended health, vision/dental plan
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • 1 work from home day/month
  • Sick days and personal days
  • Partial mobile phone reimbursement

How to Apply

Email your resume with a cover letter and two writing samples to careers@talkshopmedia.com.

Successful candidates will be contacted and while we appreciate the time required to apply, we ask that applicants do not call the office to follow up.