Account Executive

· San Diego, California
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Southwest Strategies is seeking a full-time, entry-level account executive to assist with community outreach, media relations and social media for the agency’s wide range of development, transportation, infrastructure and energy clients. Applicants should be thoughtful, engaging, creative, motivated, technologically savvy and highly organized. Southwest Strategies is a full-service public affairs, outreach and strategic communications agency, specializing in public outreach, government relations, media relations, multicultural outreach and social media/digital advocacy. Through the development and implementation of strategic programs, the company assists clients in building productive relationships with stakeholders, elected officials, public agencies, media and the community.

Job Description:

• Provide account support to clients needing community relations, media outreach, digital advocacy and strategic communication services
• Cultivate community support for projects through targeted outreach, canvassing, one-on-one meetings, group meetings and events
• Develop engaging and innovative content for advertising, videos, websites, fact sheets, presentations, newsletters and other collateral
• Coordinate with graphics team for development and production of creative collateral materials, advertisements and websites
• Develop and pitch imaginative story ideas and releases to the media
• Plan and implement engaging social media campaigns and track success
• Plan public meetings, open houses, workshops, supporter events, special events, news conferences and media briefings
• Assist with client-related research, media coverage and social media tracking, and stakeholder database development
• Provide excellent client service

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, Digital Media, Public Affairs or Public Administration required

1-2 Years previous Public Affairs, Public Relations or Community Outreach experience preferred

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Dynamic and creative thinker
• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities
• Confidence to take initiative and problem solve
• Participation in community or industry organizations
• Interest in social media and technology

• Understanding of government operations
• Familiarity with social media management programs
• Knowledge of latest social media trends
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint)
• Familiarity with AP Style and standard rules of grammar

• Knowledge of San Diego political landscape
• Relationships with San Diego-based media outlets
• Experience with social media advertising and targeting
• Understanding of integrated marketing

• Fluency in Spanish

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  • Location
    San Diego, California
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