Monday, January 24, 2011

Associate Account Executive (AAE), Revive Public Relations, Santa Barbara, CA

Associate Account Executive (AAE), Revive Public Relations, Santa Barbara, CA

YEARS EXPERIENCE: 6 months to 1 year
REPORTS TO: VP/SVP/Chief Accounts Officer (CAO)
TO APPLY: Email Resume to Deb Kaufman, email:

Our client, leading PR Agency Revive Public Relations, has an immediate opportunity for an AAE with experience in executing PR/communications tactics (writing press releases, media relations, collateral development, issues management/grassroots programs) and social media (website development, SEO, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among others).

Strong writing/editing, pitching and project management skills are essential as well as an ability to multitask across a wide variety of programs and instill trust and confidence among multiple client contacts. The ideal experience is in the provider world - hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, specialty providers, or other caregiver organizations. Agency experience is preferred; in-house public relations/communications experience working for a provider organization is a plus.

Includes, but not limited to the following:
  • Write, edit and proofread materials including press releases, pitch
  • letters, collateral, fact sheets and client reports/correspondences
  • Build media lists and pitch media
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of social media tools
  • Provide client service administration support; attend meetings, handle
  • account management logistics
  • Skilled at research; execute on research initiatives and leverage
  • Internet-based PR and media research resources
  • Compile client placements and analyze client media coverage/develop
  • client media results reports
  • Help train and/or supervise interns/trainees
  • Participate in new business, including research and proposal
  • preparation
  • Bachelors degree is required.
  • At least one internship in a public relations setting; 6 months to 1 year of experience. Agency experience is preferred; in-house experience working for a provider organization is a plus.
  • Proficient with AP Style and have the ability to draft basic documents (e.g. press releases, pitch letters, etc.)
  • Be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Posses maturity, keen judgment, enthusiasm and strong people skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of Cision and other media driven programs a plus
  • Be a self-starter, independent worker and also a team player
  • Experience in public relations/media relations, social media, public affairs (an emphasis in grassroots preferred), campaign management, and/or issues/crisis management preferred.
The Qualities and Attributes You Need to Succeed:
- A drive to win and a focus on results
- A love of PR and issues management
- An "addiction" to quality thinking and performance
- A commitment to personal mastery
- An attitude of team abundance and a sense of humor
- A genuine care for others
- A habit of being truthful even when it hurts

THE FIRM Revive was founded in 2009 and finishes 2010 with revenue 75% higher than originally planned and 13 professionals on staff. In its first year, Revive was named New Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report and already
ranks among the 25 largest health care PR firms, according to O'Dwyers.

Revive represents some of the top brands in health services-- including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and specialty providers across the country. We provide hospitals and provider organizations all across
the country with PR, issues management, direct marketing, social media, grassroots, public affairs, and crisis communication support.

Revive represents health services companies for corporate communications and ongoing reputation management efforts, as well as handling "life events" for provider organizations - including issues with payors over
managed care contracts, re-branding, PR support for litigation, crisis communications, union organizing or strikes, and major issues such as mergers, acquisitions, new service lines, or affiliations. Delivering honest advice, strategic insight, and flawless execution, we pride ourselves on translating complexity into simplicity.

Revive principals have proven our expertise by building an enviable track record -- more than 180 successfully completed engagements since 2005 alone. We deliver whatever the strategy needs for success -- social media, public relations, grassroots coalition building, media relations, and targeted advertising.

Beyond health services, Revive is increasingly recognized as a leader in the healthy living space. The firm is positioned to grow dramatically through new engagements with the existing client base, as well as new engagements for companies working in or focused on healthy living segments - wellness, disease management, nutrition, fitness and disease prevention

Resume to Deb Kaufman, email:

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