Account Manager - Public Relations and Communications - Calgary, AB | North Strategic | | 02/11/15
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Account Manager - Public Relations and Communications full-time

Location: Calgary, AB
Company Name: North Strategic ()
Category: Account/Project Mgmt, Communications
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About Us:

North Strategic is a communications agency that drives earned media programs for our clients. Recognized as one of the 2014 Top Marketers in Canada by Marketing Magazine, 2014 Small Business of the Year by AIR MILES® and PR Agency of the Year in 2015. For Business, we bring mass media coverage, word-of-mouth buzz and social media marketing together with brand strategy and storytelling to help propel our clients’ business forward. We are a passionate, entrepreneurial group with a wide range of consumer marketing, brand building and corporate communications experience. At North, we are committed to building long term client relationships and making life as easy as possible for our clients.

Our office’s open concept means you are in the fold right away, and that’s exactly the dynamic we like.  Be ready to have a voice and make it heard either in a boardroom brainstorm, working an event or literally calling across the office to a teammate.  We’re an agency all about taking risks, thinking big and hold a true belief that good ideas can come from anywhere.

Oh and did we mention? No. Time. Sheets.  The North Strategic team is too busy focusing on strategy, pitching and executing the best campaigns with the biggest impact for our clients so we’ve left the timekeeping to the watchmakers of the world.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Developing and supporting PR and social media communication deliverables to meet client objectives, including pitching magazines, bloggers, online publications, newspapers, television, radio, etc.

  • Drafting and editing media materials including editorial pieces, media advisories, press releases, fact sheets and briefing books. Strong writing skills are required.

  • Media list development

  • Written and verbal outreach with media contacts; strong relationships with media is an asset

  • Strategic thinking capabilities to support the development of innovative campaigns; a creative thinker

  • Strong client management and leadership skills; ability to manage up and down

  • Providing timely feedback to management on progress against goals

  • Managing project budgets as required

  • Event planning and execution experience

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment

  • Ongoing tracking and knowledge of industry & brand best practices

  • Coaching, developing and mentoring junior team members

Our ideal candidate will also possess the following:

  • Post-graduate diploma in Public Relations, Corporate Communications or related discipline

  • 3-5 years’ experience in an agency environment

  • Technology, sporting goods, consumer and/or retail communications experience

  • Excellent communication skills, dynamic, team player, excellent time management and organizational skills and is detail-oriented

  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. is an asset

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