PR Assistant Account Executive

Website R&R Partners

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DEPARTMENT: Public Relations

REPORTS TO: PR Account Supervisor

LOCATION: Las Vegas, Hybrid

ABOUT THE ROLE

R&R Partners, a full-service integrated agency, is seeking a Public Relations Assistant Account Executive to serve the Visit Las Vegas consumer PR program. The Public Relations Assistant Account Executive will have a passion for storytelling and media relations for the industries we serve. Candidates must have 1-2+ years of media relations and influencer management experience with demonstrated results. Experience working in the travel and tourism industry preferred; great opportunity for those with in-house experience who are eager to transition to the agency environment.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Supports daily activities for primary and other designated accounts as part of an account team
  • Monitor, track, and report coverage for an assigned portfolio of accounts
  • Supports media relations programming; Contributes 35 percent of time to proactive media relations
  • Vetting incoming media requests for review; supporting as needed
  • Serves as a resource for media contacts and provides support for client communications
  • Collaborates on new, fresh story concepts and proactively pitches them to relevant media
  • Supports client media familiarization tours and local market visits; staffing as needed
  • Aids in the development of client materials such as press releases, media alerts, photo captions, pitches to journalists, and fact sheets
  • Assists with client relations through meetings (in person or virtual), events and general contact
  • Supports the preparation of meetings, agendas, notes and reports
  • Keep up to date with the latest industry news and social media trends to provide recommendations
  • Manages and tracks promotional items
  • Proactively prioritizes and understands the objectives of client

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • A team player whose qualities and motivations align with our agency’s core values – fearless, integrity, advocacy, impact, ingenuity and foresight
  • 1-2 years of communications experience in the travel industry
  • BA or BS in public relations, journalism, communications or related fields
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous experience supporting media relations, pitching journalists, arranging press trips and staffing events
  • Excellent writing skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Utilizes social media tools and has adeptly integrated social media into public relations initiatives
  • A voracious appetite for reading: magazine, newspapers, blogs – you scan them all, with attention to trends and how outlets are structuring their content
  • The ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in AP Style
  • Proficiency in utilizing media monitoring software, news wires, and platforms like Muck Rack or similar tools, coupled with adeptness in MS Office suite
  • Passion for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and the ability to spot trends
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solid project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple accounts
  • Prior experience through an internship or similar work experience

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Benefits package that cares for you like family.
  • Recharge and unwind with a generous time-off policy.
  • Stay connected with a mobile stipend.
  • Secure your financial future with a 401k and company match.
  • Make a difference through community involvement with time and financial matching.
  • Set goals and track progress through annual performance reviews.
  • Learning and development.

ABOUT R&R PARTNERS

Founded in 1975, R&R Partners is a full-service advertising agency with a long-standing tradition of producing award-winning creative solutions for some of the world’s most iconic brands in the travel, tourism and hospitality, technology and innovation and purpose categories. As an independent agency, we are free to do what’s necessary to help our partners achieve their goals. We don’t shy away from taking on social issues and monumental tasks that transcend marketing because our people and our talents transcend what you’d find at a typical agency. Simply put, we’re built to do what other agencies can’t. With a footprint in major markets across North America, we never let location get in the way of producing the best work for our clients, which include the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Boeing, Allegiant Airlines, Las Vegas Raiders, Brand USA, Topgolf, Hyatt, Firestone Walker, Cox Business, Intermountain Healthcare, and many others.

To apply for this job email your details to hanna.koivunen@rrpartners.com