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Account Director, Private Equity Group – BackBay Communications – Boston

April 21, 2021

BackBay Communications, an integrated public relations, content development, and digital marketing agency focused on the financial services sector, is seeking a Account Director with 7+ years of experience for a full-time position in our Boston office. We are looking for a strategic leader with agency or corporate experience working with private equity firms, creating and executing strategic plans, managing account teams and client relationships, pitching the media, and occasionally writing articles.

Responsibilities

  • Support and work closely with group head
  • Help lead and manage client account teams
  • Develop and implement effective integrated communications programs for multiple clients
  • Provide strategic client counsel
  • Oversee the development of public relations and marketing materials
  • Develop and nurture relationships with media and other influencers
  • Help client teams with story development

Qualifications

  • Proactive, smart, professional, knowledgeable about business and economic news
  • Knowledgeable about private equity trends and issues
  • Experience developing and managing integrated PR, content development, and digital marketing plans including social media, research, proprietary events, and video
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Minimum 7 years’ public relations/communications agency and/or corporate PR experience, with a financial services focus, and ideally experience working with private equity firms
  • Demonstrated writing, editing/proofreading and verbal/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability developing and managing effective integrated communications programs
  • Demonstrated project management skills, and highly organized with ability to juggle multiple projects, meet tight deadlines, be proactive, own initiatives and execute to completion

Benefits 

  • Health and dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Three weeks of vacation, holidays, birthdays off
  • Summer Fridays off every other week
  • Volunteer days
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Collaborative environment
  • Growing agency with opportunities for advancement

About BackBay Communications

BackBay Communications is a 15-year-old strategic integrated communications firm focused on the financial services sectors, including private equity, investment management, financial technology, and ESG/Impact investing. BackBay is highly regarded for its thought leadership initiatives and relationships with the 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.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@backbaycommunications.com with the subject line: Account Director, Private Equity – Boston.

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