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Job Posting – Senior Account Associate

May 29th, 2013
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Job Title:  Senior Account Associate Position Type:  Senior Start Date:  June 17, 2013 About the Role & Talk Shop Talk Shop’s Senior Account Associate job opening is for those looking to take the next step in their PR career. The individual coming into this position will be managing top-tier national accounts across lifestyle, technology, and …

Job Title:  Senior Account Associate

Position Type:  Senior

Start Date:  June 17, 2013

About the Role & Talk Shop

Talk Shop’s Senior Account Associate job opening is for those looking to take the next step in their PR career. The individual coming into this position will be managing top-tier national accounts across lifestyle, technology, and real estate verticals. From leading high-performing teams, generating creative concepts, and ensuring over-delivery in client results, the role offers the opportunity to continually exercise leadership skills.

At Talk Shop, we work with individuals who embody a “work hard-play-hard” work ethic. Personalities that excel within our team value humility, ingenuity, humor and integrity. At TSM, we simplify, animate, and inspire through words both written and spoken. In the same way art, literature and film can move us – our ability to articulate what matters sets us apart. We influence behavior. We exude creativity. Each and every day, we blaze a trail where there was none before. Talk Shop’s client roster includes Cressey Development Group, Seventh Generation, Bosa Properties, Rio Tinto Alcan, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and TEDxVancouver.

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
  • Partial mobile phone reimbursement

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education (preferably in communications or PR)
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Exceptional creativity – a great eye for a story, and ability to come up with creative ways to use PR to engage stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills – ability to write media pitches, articles and online content for a variety of topics
  • Ability to manage priorities and balance deadline-driven work load with complete accuracy
  • Relationships with North American media in core client verticals including real estate, business, finance, consumer products and technology
  • Presentation skills – able to run meetings and present concepts well
  • Management skills – able to lead teams to success and manage multiple personalities and skill sets
  • Desire to grow within a company – looking for long term employment potential

Value Add Skills

  • Event planning and management experience
  • Design experience using InDesign highly valued

Role Responsibilities

  • Manage a fast-paced, deadline-driven workload for a variety of companies across Canada and the United Sates
  • Manage and/or support in all aspects of public relations for Talk Shop’s clients including but not limited to: strategy & planning, media list building, creative writing, pitching, event management, social media, and reporting
  • Nurture relationships with journalists across Canada and the United States to create regular and appropriate public relations exposure for Talk Shop clients
  • Maintain regular client communication and ensure consistent results on a monthly basis
  • Design and track appropriate metrics to track success

Application Process

Email your resume with a cover letter and two writing samples to tara@talkshopmedia.com. In your cover letter, please answer these two questions:

  1. What makes you a fit for Talk Shop Media’s Senior Account Associate role?
  2. How do you demonstrate creativity on a daily basis?

We will only be contacting successful candidates for an interview, please no phone calls. Application closes: June 5, 2013