Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Public Relations Account Coordinator, DPR Group

Public Relations Account Coordinator

About the Job

DPR Group, a successful, full-service public relations agency with a strong track record representing high-tech companies, has an immediate need to add a public relations and marketing professional for a full-time position as Account Coordinator (or Assistant Account Executive) in our Germantown, Maryland office near Washington D.C.

DPR Group provides public relations services to companies and organizations involved in software and information technology, manufacturing, healthcare, consulting, and government contracting. DPR Group offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great work environment with the opportunity to advance.

Job Description
The Account Coordinator is an entry-level position that provides opportunities for talented, hardworking individuals to learn all aspects of the public relations field while working in a support role with senior staff. The Account Coordinator must be a highly motivated, highly organized team player who has the ability to work effectively on a number of projects at one time.

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, science or a related field Internship in public relations or marketing a plus 
  • General interest in science and technology 
  • Strong communications, writing and editing skills Ability to multi-task on a number of projects to meet deadlines 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word  with the ability to learn new computer skills quickly 
  • Must be a legal resident of the USA 
  • Must be highly motivated individual who takes pride in doing his or her very best work for DPR Group and our clients

Responsibilities include:

  • Answering the phone and greeting visitors 
  • Using the Internet and various online tools to perform research regarding editorial calendars, speaking opportunities, and other topics 
  • Helping to edit and distribute press releases and media advisories 
  • Maintaining records of client mentions in the news 
  • Scanning and cataloging various documents 
  • Other background work as needed to support our Account Executives including writing media alerts, press releases and other documents 
  • Working to gain the skills needed to move up to the Account Executive level 
  • Although the majority of our work is done from our offices, some travel to trade shows and client locations is required.

Salary and Benefits: DPR Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with your experience, abilities and special skills, plus group health insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, and a fun and supportive professional work environment.

To Apply: To apply for this position, qualified candidates should submit their applications via e-mail to:

All applications should include:
  • Cover letter that specifies the position you are applying for and your qualifications for the job 
  • Resume 
  • Two writing samples

Thank you for your interest in DPR Group.

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