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SENIOR ACCOUNT COORDINATOR 

If you’re a creative, organized person who has a way with words and energy to spare, read on.

Our New Jersey-based communications firm, which has more than 30 years of helping clients who do good work tell their stories, is in need of a brilliant mind who can draft click-worthy pitches, has a track record of getting local and state media coverage, is up to date on best practices and trends in the digital space and can navigate InDesign and/or Illustrator.

You’ll be based in our Princeton-area office, surrounded by a diverse team of sharp, passionate colleagues who excel at upping each other’s game. We meet deadlines head-on for clients ranging from universities to regional hospitals to Fortune 500 companies and foundations. Our expertise areas are health/life sciences, energy/environment and public policy/education.

We pride ourselves on our willingness to grow each day, and to offer unparalleled ideas and service to great clients.

Responsibilities

We rely on our Senior Account Coordinator to provide project management support and execution of public relations and social media strategies with guidance from senior team members. This person is expected to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of client accounts and assist in supporting day-to-day aspects of clients’ PR plans
  • Provide project management support for assigned clients and team members (project tracking, scheduling meetings, travel arrangements and event and client meeting preparation and planning)
  • Execute account responsibilities as assigned by senior personnel in a timely, professional and thorough fashion; anticipate and recommend next steps and action items
  • Draft concise and compelling media pitches, perform outreach via a multitude of channels (phone, email, social media), and identify new opportunities for coverage for assigned clients via editorial calendars, media monitoring and staying on top of newspapers/magazines/online news sites
  • Maintain knowledge of local and national media, business developments pertaining to client industries and PR and social media business trends
  • Develop and maintain accurate media lists
  • Draft effective press releases and related materials
  • Distribute client press releases, pitches and other materials
  • Participate in development and execution of social media strategies and tactics for Taft and assigned clients
  • Compile and distribute internally various reports as required by clients and supervisors
  • Conduct thorough research, preparation and idea generation for new business presentations
  • Prepare first drafts of new business presentations, proposals and SOWs including collecting bios, case statements and outlining initial deliverables
  • Efficiently manage time, including prioritizing workload

Traits we love

  • High energy and drive
  • Sense of humor
  • First-rate writing skills
  • Outstanding verbal communications
  • Loves details and organization
  • Readiness to learn and stretch
  • Interest in current events
  • Ability to meet deadlines, keep track of multiple projects and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for health, education, environmental causes
  • Willingness to work long hours during peak periods

Education/experience necessary

A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, public relations, marketing or similar discipline; 1-5 years’ experience in public relations (agency preferred); social media savviness, basic graphic design and video editing skills are a plus.

If you have the skills and experience that you think prepares you well for this position, persuade us as to why we should hire you in a cover note and send it along with your resume to careers@taftcommunications.com. No phone calls please.

 

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Do you want to help good people do good work? Have a flair for great storytelling? Love health, education and/or environmental causes?

Great! We do, too.

We’re looking for an awesome and ambitious Account Coordinator who thinks outside the box to help convey ideas, accomplish missions and inspire meaningful change for both our corporate and nonprofit clients. If you’re a clever communicator with top-notch writing skills, social media savviness and a passion for public relations, we want you on our team.

This position is based in our Lawrenceville, NJ offices, with some opportunity to work out of the Newark office.

Responsibilities 

An Account Coordinator is primarily focused on tactical execution under direct supervision of senior team members. This person is expected to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of client accounts and assist in supporting aspects of the clients’ PR plan on a day-to-day basis
  • Assist in the execution of tactical account responsibilities as assigned by senior personnel in a timely, professional and thorough fashion
  • Develop media relations skills including the ability to draft concise and impactful pitches, the ability to perform outreach/pitch via a multitude of channels (phone, email, social media) and to identify new opportunities for coverage for assigned clients via editorial calendars, media monitoring and reading newspapers/magazines/online news sites
  • Maintain knowledge of local and national media business developments pertaining to client industries and PR and social media business trends
  • Develop and maintain media lists
  • Draft press releases and other written materials
  • Distribute client press releases, pitches and other materials
  • Compile and distribute various reports to clients and supervisors in a timely manner
  • Provide project management support for assigned clients and team members (project tracking, scheduling meetings, travel arrangements and event and client meeting preparation and planning)
  • Conduct research and assist in the creation of new business presentations, proposals and SOWs
  • Be efficient and develop an understanding of accurate time management, including prioritizing workload and submission of timely and accurate timesheets

Traits we love

  • High energy and drive
  • Sense of humor required
  • First-rate writing skills
  • Outstanding verbal communications
  • Loves details and organization
  • Readiness to learn and stretch
  • Interest in current events
  • Ability to meet deadlines, keep track of multiple projects and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for health, education and/or environmental causes
  • Willingness to work long hours during peak periods

Education/Experience necessary

A Bachelor’s degree with 0-2 years’ experience in public relations (agency preferred), social media savviness, basic graphic design and video editing skills are a plus.

What else you need to know

  • The position is based in our Lawrenceville, NJ offices, with some opportunity to work out of Taft’s Newark, NJ office.
  • We care about making a difference, not just making money.

If you have a different set of experiences that you think prepares you well for this position, persuade us as to why in a cover note and send along with your resume to careers@taftcommunications.com. No phone calls please.

INTERNSHIPS

Whom and what we prefer

Accepted interns will be entrusted to work directly with the principals and staff on multiple projects. The internship will provide you with a diverse learning experience, and the opportunity to build your resume, but most importantly, your knowledge and relationships.

Expectations

  • Intern can commit at least 16 to 20 hours per week, performed during a minimum of 3 days per week for three (3) or six (6) months.
  • Our normal office hours are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., though we often work after hours and/or weekends.
  • Intern must be able and willing to work from locations in Lawrenceville and/or Newark, while some work may be done from home or school.
  • Interns are paid $13-15 per hour to start. Awesome interns may be extended or even hired as full-time team members.

For more information contact us at careers@taftcommunicaitons.com.

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