Account Manager

 •  SparkPR San Francisco, CA

5 - 7 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/11/17
San Francisco, CA
5 - 7 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/11/17

Spark is looking for an Account Manager  to support our growing business in our San Francisco Office! The Account Manager assumes leadership for most of his/her client accounts, delivers solid results and manages budgets and resources to profitability. Additionally, the Account Manager will oversee account teams and supervise at least one direct report.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide organizational leadership across accounts by managing resources, budgets, and running programs that deliver results
  • Perform insightful market assessments, develop communications and PR strategies, structure and grow budgets, and write thoughtful, organized PR plans
  • Interact with all levels of client contacts from day-to-day marketing contacts to the CEO 
  • Manage junior staff on a project basis and provide day-to-day mentoring, as well as long-term professional development
  • Track team resources and budgeting for specific accounts
  • Help identify and lead new business opportunities and participate in developing proposals and learn how to lead pitches from start to finish

Requirements:

  • 4-5 years of professional experience in public relations or communications-related field
  • Solid media relationships and a proven track record of great media results
  • Strong planning and project management skills – we need someone who can run accounts with little hand holding
  • Creative and a self-starter
  • Strong writing skills – able to develop great pitches, press releases, PR plans, etc., and be able to deliver client ready material
  • Experienceleading teams and supervising direct reports is a plus.
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