Account Supervisor

BackBay Communications, a specialist financial services integrated public relations, branding and marketing firm, is seeking an Account Supervisor for a full-time position in our Boston office. The successful candidate will have agency experience working with financial and professional services organizations such as private equity firms, mutual funds, banks, financial technology providers and insurance companies.

We are looking for a proactive team player with a love for pitching the media, writing, developing client and media relationships and creating strategic integrated thought leadership programs for our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage client accounts
  • Develop and implement creative and effective integrated communications programs for multiple clients
  • Become an expert on financial services issues
  • Provide strategic counsel and serve as primary client contact
  • Draft news releases, bylined articles, video scripts, tweets, website text, marketing materials and other content
  • Proactively pitch media on the phone and by email on client news and thought leadership
  • Actively monitor print and online news, blogs and social media to identify trends and client opportunities
  • Work with junior staff to compile and manage media lists, conference lists, monthly and annual reports and identify client opportunities
  • Develop and nurture relationships with media and other influencers
  • Interview clients and outside experts to develop stories
  • Provide clients with media interview preparation
  • Develop media tours and accompany clients on tours, as needed
  • Develop and oversee client events
  • Manage speaking and awards programs
  • Oversee the compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual client reports
  • Support new business initiatives, as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Proactive, smart, friendly, professional, knowledgeable about business and economic news
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree
  • Minimum five years public relations/communications agency and/or corporate PR experience
  • Demonstrated writing, editing/proofreading and verbal/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effective media relations/marketing programs
  • Demonstrated project management skills, and highly organized with ability to juggle competing assignments, meet tight deadlines, be proactive, own initiatives and execute to completion
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, and to manage junior staff

BackBay Description

BackBay Communications is a strategic integrated communications firm focused on the financial services sectors, including private equity, investment management, insurance, banking and financial technology. BackBay offers a unique combination of content and creativity. BackBay’s services include advertising, branding, content marketing, events, marketing materials, websites, and PR. BackBay is highly regarded for its thought leadership initiatives and relationships with the major business media. With offices in Boston and London, BackBay serves companies across the United States and Europe, and elsewhere through strategic partnerships. BackBay offers a competitive salary, full benefits package, great work environment and opportunity for advancement. Contact If interested, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@backbaycommunications.com with the subject line: Account Supervisor.