Tech PR in San Francisco - Account Executive or Senior AE

San Francisco, California, United States Full-time

Resound is looking for a Senior Account Executive (4-6 years exp.) or Account Executive (1-3 years) to support the expansion of our recently opened San Francisco office (on 2nd Street b/w Mission and Howard, near Montgomery BART), with an emphasis on B2B tech PR.

The main client roster focus will be on well-funded, emerging companies across data management and analytics, mobile apps (sports/consumer), adtech, and b2b SaaS applications, with additional opportunity to support accounts in consumer electronics (cameras, audio, accessories), EdTech, HRTech, and more.

We’re industry generalists, so we have practices in consumer goods, business services, ed, etc. – but we have a heavy concentration of consumer and business tech clients in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Requiring more than just funding and product announcements, these clients want brand and thought leadership coverage, as well as mainstream business and vertical trade penetration.

We're looking for a sharp, eager, media -savvy PR pros ready to jump right into strategic planning, account management, client relations, and all levels of media pitching. You will be collaborating with our East Coast teams, and reporting directly to an agency Co-Founder and Principal in San Francisco.

Do you fit the bill? Well...

  • Is nailing strategic PR messaging for clients just as thrilling as landing a coveted clip? Then this is the role for you.
  • Are you tired of maniacal agency execs who create hyper-contentious work environments? Then this is the agency for you.
  • Are you the rare combination of media dynamo, strategic impresario, and organized taskmaster? Then our team needs you.
  • Are you ready to own client accounts and have your work directly impact the success of the companies you work with? Then you are a fit for Resound.

Previous experience in a public relations agency is required. This isn't a tryout to see if you "like" PR -- we need people who KNOW that a career in PR is for them and that they have the CHOPS to manage tech accounts.

Please share relevant clients and milestone coverage you’ve secured. It's OK to brag...you're among fellow PR flacks here.

For more info, feel free to ping the Resound founders at jobs@resoundmarketing.com.

 

AGENCY APPROACH, ENVIRONMENT & ATTITUDE

With a team of 18 PR pros across offices in Princeton, NYC, and San Francisco, Resound Marketing is looking for self-starters with a positive attitude who thrive in the busy PR agency environment, and want to have a direct impact on our clients' success and agency's growth. In this role, you'll have an opportunity to take on a strategic role while also regularly pitching the media, and will develop your skills by working directly with a senior team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strong relationship with client contact(s)
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key media members
  • Identify, pitch and follow-up with editorial opportunities and new media opportunities
  • Write and place bylined articles
  • Attend in-person press meetings with client
  • Write press kit documents as well as news releases and pitches
  • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and yearly PR reports
  • Keep abreast of each client’s industry; competition and coverage
  • Work closely with both senior and junior members of the team

We offer a personable, collaborative work environment with a great team, lots of opportunity for growth, 6 regular telecommuting days every month (All Fridays and alternating Wednesdays), and full benefits and retirement plan. Our office space is equipped with kitchenette, phone booths for pitching, monthly brunches, and beer kegs on tap 24/7.

Founded in 2003 by a couple 20-somethings, Resound is a boutique agency with lots of opportunity for growth in a fun, fast-paced work environment. We put a big emphasis on work/life balance, mixing monthly telecommuting days with in-office time, office lunches, happy hours, clip contests, and more. We're a smart, passionate, collaborative team that regularly knocks our clients' socks off with great work.

If you want an agency environment that is devoid of the typical agency drama, backstabbing, and BS -- Resound could be a good spot for you.

Our structure and process offers a lot of autonomy -- so you'll need to be self-driven with an entrepreneurial spirit, and won't be micromanaged. 

 Ready to "make some noise?"