Account Executive at Premier Tech PR Firm

Location: San Francisco

About Rsquared

Rsquared Communication is an award-winning tech PR firm, working with industry-leading clients, including MailChimp, Slack, InVision, Zapier, ZipRecruiter, and others. We operate like the startups we work with – collaborative, agile, and fast-paced. We work with some of technology’s most exciting and talked about companies, delivering sophisticated communication programs that shape their business trajectories. While we work smart and get things done, we like to think we’re fun to hang out with too. Emoji literacy is a major plus!

Job Description

Account Executives playing a key support role on client teams. They have 3-5 years experience and can lead key initiatives and teach junior teammates basic PR skills. Account Executives have an understanding of the core tactical execution of a public relations campaigns.

Role Requirements:

  • Key executor on account teams to implement PR activity
  • Draft news releases and pitches
  • Prepare weekly agendas and quarterly reports
  • Establishing relationships with diverse media and influencers, pitching stories, and/or conducting targeted outreach and translate these connections into media opportunities
  • Client management delivered with the tone and strategic thinking that sets Rsquared Communication apart
  • Build and maintain media lists
  • Participate in creating tactical plans for clients
  • Continually look to identify various client opportunities
  • Provide proactive suggestions and solutions to meet client objectives
  • Keep abreast of each client’s industry, competition and coverage
  • Build relationships with clients and the media
  • Support developing client proposals
  • Network with industry and potential clients, building local brand awareness


  • Provide in-depth analysis into events, announcements, campaign and coverage recaps
  • Partner on development and implementation of communication strategies, plans and launches that align with client’s objectives
  • Execution of tasks associated with projects
  • Communicates accurately and keeps the team and client informed on progress, ensuring expectations are managed and any issues are escalated in a timely fashion
  • Internalizes Rsquared’s brand of client management and communication in written reports, email communication and calls
  • Creation of effective media pitches, press releases, bylines, profiles, and emails
  • Manage approval and editing processes with key client contacts
  • Proactively identifies strategic opportunities for client coverage
  • Manage client meetings, agendas, and recaps
  • Builds and manages media and feature lists, recommending appropriate opportunities
  • Builds trusted relationships with journalists and media professionals covering their specialism/client area and develops their external network
  • Passion for knowledge, and proactively stays current on news related to clients and industry trends, and seeks to apply this knowledge in their work
  • Manages departmental administration and supports the team, ensuring internal processes are followed
  • Understands the relationship between client service and profitability, and works within the boundaries of budgets

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • BA in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years’ of PR experience, with at least 1 year of PR agency experience
  • Provide tactical advice, draft plans, craft materials and track coverage
  • Solid media relations experience
  • Strategic thinker who provides proactive suggestions and solutions
  • Ability to work across multiple and diverse clients; skilled at prioritizing workload and deliverables to meet client and team deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Consistent demonstration of hitting deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable to change, self-directed and motivated
  • Welcomes complexity and non-linear projects
  • Strong writing and content generation skills, with experience creating bylines, blog posts, pitches, and press releases
  • Experience assisting with developing and executing PR plans
  • A desire to learn, improve and apply new skills and knowledge
  • Personal drive and passion for the industry
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Sharp eye for detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative team player

Interested? Send us a copy of your resume with a brief intro telling us why you think you’re a good fit for Rsquared. Be sure to include links to your Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, and let us know if we have anyone in common.