Thompson & Co. is looking for an account executive for its Anchorage office. T&C is Alaska’s largest and most respected public relations agency, and our clients and work are known for being intellectually stimulating, fast-paced and very creative. Almost nothing seems impossible to us, and applicants should have a similar attitude. We are a small, tight-knit group and work very hard, but we also have a blast living the Alaska lifestyle. Employees will get the chance to be involved in exciting projects and media opportunities.

Account executives should have a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, or English and typically have between 2-5 years of agency or relevant experience. Agency experience in the areas of travel/tourism and education a plus. Job duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Staffing the account manager on the team to which they are assigned
  • Working as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity
  • Liaising on a regular basis with clients and the media, often via telephone and email
  • Relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients and the media
  • Tasking and managing account coordinators and assisting them to be billable and successful
  • Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings
  • Monitoring the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires blogs and social media, for opportunities for clients
  • Researching, writing, editing and distributing press releases and direct pitches to targeted media
  • Promoting news stories and features to the media
  • Writing, editing, promoting and implementing social media content and campaigns for clients
  • Event management, including press conferences and promotional events
  • Attending and promoting client events to the media, as well as developing talking points for clients and providing on-site support during media events and interviews
  • Escorting press trips, client editorial briefings
  • Assisting with the production of client publications, such as in-house magazines
  • Coordinating studio or location photography
  • Collating, analyzing and evaluating media coverage
  • Drafting new business proposals
  • Proactively proposing new tactics, pitches and methods for clients
  • Other duties as assigned

Please send a resume, cover letter and any relevant work samples to info@thompsonpr.com. No phone calls, please.