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Los Angeles PR Jobs – ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (1 Year PR Agency Experience Preferred)

Want more than “just a job?” Looking to develop a prosperous career, with opportunities for advancement at an easy to get to West L.A. location? Do you devour newspapers and news magazines and actually enjoy watching C-SPAN and Meet the Press? If so, we want to meet you.

It has never been a more exciting time to work in PR because the walls between media and marketer are collapsing. Web 2.0 has given rise to a revolution in personal publishing and organizations are no longer reliant on the news media to get the word out. Transparency and authenticity are the hallmarks of online communications and anyone can practice these principles in all their communications. Are you ready to learn how to integrate new media, search engine optimization, podcasts and social networks into public relations campaigns?

Schwartzman & Associates, Inc., a small but mighty, award-winning PR firm has an immediate opening for a tech-savvy Assistant Account Executive with superior written and spoken communications skills, an analytical mind, dedication, persistence, a steel trap memory and an insatiable appetite for knowledge.

Required Skills:

  • Computer – Advanced PC user proficient with MS Outlook, MS Office, MS IE, Notepad, Firefox, Google Reader, ACT 2000, Audacity, Photoshop and Acrobat. Basic HTML skills a plus.
  • Spoken Communications – Ability to develop relationships with unknown individuals via telephone. Self-confidence to participate in conversations with knowledgeable experts from various fields. Exceptional English language capabilities a must.
  • Written Communications – Ability to research and prepare first drafts of press releases, advisories, biographies, podcast show notes and web copy.
  • Research – Ability to efficiently comprehend and accurately summarize written online and print news content
  • Media Relations – Ability to indentify and qualify journalists and bloggers currently covering a given editorial beat. Ability to efficiently perform analytical research online.
  • Administration – Ability to capture, organize and document the details of a PR plan, as well handle phones, news media monitoring and filing.

This is an opportunity for the right person to learn, grow and develop skills for communicating in the network age. The Assistant Account Executive can also attend and participate in any of our three professional development programs:

1. New Media PR Boot Camp – Internationally acclaimed, two-day seminar taught monthly in New York City for Public Relations Society of America and others.

2. Meet the Media Seminars – Each month, we produce a one-hour panel of journalist discussing best media relations practices for PRSA national headquarters.

3. On the Record…Online – Participate in the development and production of the three-time, award-winning podcast on the impact of new media on the mainstream media business.

If you like what you read, this could be the career break of your life. Work for an award-winning shop that’s leading the new media communications adoption charge. Build thought leadership by contributing to the future of organizational communications in the network age. Build your pedigree and advance to Account Executive. Don’t wait. We want to talk to you.

We offer a competitive salary ($25k to $35k, depending on experience), excellent benefits and the opportunity to advance your career to the next level. Other perks include bonuses, tuition reimbursement, new business commissions, house seats at the Dorothy Chandler, and golf and tennis at the most exclusive private club on the Westside.

Only those candidates with these skills should apply to jobs1@schwartzmanpr.com. For immediate consideration please submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and salary requirements in the body of an email. No email attachments please.

Thank you!

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