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PR Jobs – Public Relations Account Executive, Chicago

Mike Santoro

Walker Sands is continuing to grow and looking to add to the team. Specifically we are looking for the perfect person to add to the branch of the PR team working with tech clients. If you are looking for a PR job and passionate about tech PR, please see the full requirements below and follow up with HR.

Walker Sands Communications, an award-winning public relations firm based in Chicago, seeks a full-time account executive to join our media relations team. We’re looking for a PR pro with 1-3 years experience (agency preferred) to help with planning and media relations for key accounts.

B2B expertise with a particular passion for tech is desired. If you idolize Jeff Bezos and Biz Stone or sleep with a copy of Wired under your pillow (or better yet have TechCrunch bookmarked on your Droid) you are on the right track.

It’s very important that you have experience working with business-to-business clients, have done marketing for a tech company or at the very least have strong passion for this industry.

This position will encompass the standard aspects of PR and media relations: writing releases and contributed articles, actively pitching the media, and helping manage accounts. We expect the account executive will have experience in social media and be able to constantly generate innovative ways to share client stories with the press.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years PR/marketing experience
  • Flawless writing skills
  • Strong verbal communications
  • Passion for technology
  • Addicted to information; loves to read
  • Experienced in social media
  • Likes to ask questions, loves to find answers
  • Not afraid to take a chance and fail
  • Well-organized
  • Successful at multi-tasking
  • Confident enough to point out a bad idea
  • Considers bringing in baked goods every now and then

Bonus points awarded to those who:

  • Can clearly tell us in a short paragraph why they are a perfect candidate, double bonus if you can do it in 140 characters
  • Can include links to recent story placements or press releases you wrote
  • Can name drop journalists (particularly in the business and tech press) who you have worked with in the past

To apply, please send a brief note and your resume to hr(at)walkersands(dot)com.