Senior Account Associate – Toronto

We are looking for a PR expert with acute knowledge of the media landscape to support on a number of accounts, across the technology industry.

Position Type: Junior
Position Title: Senior Account Associate

Position Start Date: September 2021
Application Close Date: September 10th, 2021

You will be a key member of the PR team helping clients across a variety of industries grow by securing media coverage in high impact publications like the Globe and Mail, Wall Street Journal and Forbes. You will have the opportunity to grow your career while backed by an award-winning team.

Talk Shop is a full-service, integrated communications agency and one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. We value bright ideas and are always looking for smarter ways to work. We work with diverse clients in the technology, real estate, business and consumer industries. Our team is made up of smart, driven, kind people who celebrate each other’s successes and learn from our mistakes. Our employees enjoy perks like flexibility, paid time off for volunteer days, learning and development sessions and competitive pay. Talk Shop has among the industry’s lowest turnover rates – our people have the opportunity to build careers at Talk Shop and we offer mentorship and coaching to support career growth.

A day in the life of an Account Associate

  • Write impactful media pitches that quickly communicate why our clients are changing the world
  • Get to know our clients on calls, build relationships with them, prep agendas and take notes
  • Come up with bright ideas and solutions – if your pitch hasn’t landed, you’ll drive a discussion about why it may not have worked so that you and the Account Lead can build a plan on how we can move forward
  • Proactively anticipate needs of accounts and have the ability to move initiatives forward
  • Write clear, concise press releases that capture media attention
  • Build smart media lists that will make pitching a success
  • Help design influencer engagement programs
  • Find and track the coverage secured so we can share the great news with our clients

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum of 2 years of PR experience, either at an agency or in-house
  • Proven track record pitching media to secure media coverage – tell us or share some of your greatest success stories
  • Knowledge of the media landscape – we want to hear about what media you’re reading on a daily basis and who your favourite reporters are
  • Media and influencer relationships – who do you have strong relationships with
  • Strong knowledge or experience in communications or marketing
  • Excellent writing skills – ability to weave current events, policy news, trends and data into insightful content for media consumption
  • Exceptional creativity – a great eye for a story, and ability to come up with creative ways to use communications to engage stakeholders
  • Ability to manage priorities and balance a deadline-driven workload with complete accuracy
  • Extreme attention to detail – you take pride in the high-quality, client-ready work you produce
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to contribute in a high performing team environment
  • The Talk Shop team values humility, ingenuity, humour, and integrity. We think you’ll be a great fit if you love to see your hard work come to fruition, celebrate achievements, and connect with your team


Talk Shop is committed to offering competitive pay for the role and experience that the candidate brings. The salary band for this role is $50,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. This is an opportunity to work with one of the best PR teams in the business. We offer learning, development and mentorship so that our team can grow and we can promote from within where possible.

We offer comprehensive health and dental benefits.

We take care of our team – we deliver treats like swag, paid breakfasts and team events whenever possible.

COVID has been a difficult time for all small businesses – we have prioritized taking care of our team through transparency, virtual team days, continued learning and a company-wide bonus structure.


This role is currently remote with the opportunity to work from a socially distanced and safe office space 2- 3 days per week if desired. Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted, this role will be an in-office position out of our office in Toronto.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and two relevant writing samples to careers@talkshopmedia.com with the subject Senior Account Associate – Toronto 

Talk Shop is committed to having ongoing conversations with candidates and our team to ensure accessibility needs are accommodated. We are prioritizing the hiring of a candidate that reflects the diverse population we serve, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. 

Successful candidates will be contacted and while we appreciate the time required to apply, we ask that no applicants call the office to follow up.

The close date for this job application is September 10th, 2021