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PR Senior Account Executive, Nyhus

Who: Nyhus

Position: PR Senior Account Executive

Where: Seattle

What: The PR Senior Account Executive will support and lead high-profile accounts. The ideal candidate will manage multiple projects, be a team leader, responding quickly to changing business conditions and client requests. A Senior Account Executive clearly understands the team and client objectives and takes a proactive approach to meeting client expectations/needs. S/he will be an effective writer and draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required. Technology and/or health care or life sciences experience preferred. A minimum of 4-years’ PR agency experience is required, preferably in the high-tech industry. Experience managing a client relationship as well as individuals or a team is essential.


Client Service

  • Lead multiple high-profile accounts, serving as a strategist, project manager and team leader
  • Research, understand and anticipate client needs; provide value-added service and build relationships
  • Serve as day-to-day clients contact
  • Proactively anticipate and manage dynamic campaigns
  • Demonstrate strong understanding and awareness of client issues in order to provide strategic planning and counsel to clients and stakeholders
  • Develop and present PR plans that address business goals, situation analysis, challenges, solutions, measurement criteria and budgets

Media/Analyst Relations

  • Lead proactive and reactive media outreach and strategy on behalf of multiple clients
  • Research, understand and anticipate media landscape; provide value-added service and build relationships with key contacts
  • Leverage prior media relationships on behalf of clients and the broader team
  • Seamlessly coordinate requests from media and other stakeholders, providing strategic counsel and demonstrating value to client at all times
  • Propose story ideas (scope, timing), schedule media interviews, educate and shape opinions on key campaign themes
  • Moderate media interviews and provide client useful briefing materials prior to as well as constructive performance feedback after the interview
  • Drive industry analyst program for various clients


  • Proven ability to draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills

Social Media

  • Strong experience managing social media strategies and tactics for clients

Business Activities

  • Manage Account Executives, Account Coordinators and Interns, where necessary, serving as a coach and mentor
  • Participate in cross-team projects
  • Participate in internal agency initiatives as needed
  • Proactively work with client and team on contracting, invoicing, allocating resources and managing team time against budget
  • Track billable time precisely and consistently

Networking & Business Development

  • Raise the visibility of the firm by participating in external community and industry networking activities
  • Actively participate in business development planning and programs


  • BA/BS degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field preferred
  • At least 4 years of PR agency experience; technology or healthcare industry experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of news media and a passion for innovative clients
  • At least 2 years managing a client relationship
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience managing individuals or a team
  • Experience facilitating media interviews and pitching stories
  • Established media contacts (ideally business media)
  • Strong ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
  • Experience writing and developing press materials
  • Developed, presented and executed PR plans
  • Ability to successfully multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Collaborative, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Highly collaborative team player, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate
  • Solid judgment with high standards of accuracy, responsiveness, integrity and discretion
  • Healthcare or technology experience preferred

Contact: To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and three writing samples to [email protected], indicating in the subject line the position for which you’re applying.