HMA Public Relations is Seeking an Account Coordinator

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HMA Public Relations, a full-service public relations and marketing communications firm in Phoenix, is seeking an experienced, motivated and engaged Account Coordinator for an immediate opening. College degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, or communication degree required, as well as 1-2 years relevant experience. Submit resume and cover letter to Abbie S. Fink, vice president/general manager, afink@hmapr.com no later than February 19, 2016.

SUMMARY
Coordinates, researches and executes portions of communication plans and programs, proactively and consistently works with account services team to define specific role in plan development and execution. Maintains “good will” contacts and builds productive agency/client relationships. Interacts directly with clients at the instruction of the account management team or for pre-determined, on-going purposes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist principal client contact (typically senior account executive or account executive)
  • Assist in the development of appropriate strategies to meet client needs
  • Attend client meetings, when necessary
  • Approach supervisor consistently with recommendations for addressing client requests/issues
  • Assist in drafting collateral and media materials, including news releases, media advisories, photo captions, public service announcements, social media postings, etc.
  • Develop and maintain media contact list (print, television and radio, blogger/influencer contacts)
  • Read and track successful media placements of importance of client
  • Reads and studies publications and information relating to each client’s business and operating environment; knows each client’s business well
  • Assist in coordination of special events, possibly requiring weekend/night overtime
  • Enhance and foster overall company culture and team moral/enthusiasm; keeps informed of changes and current trends within the communications industry; passes pertinent ideas and information on to team with implementation ideas.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Understanding of proactive media relations tactics and strategies
  • Understanding of digital communications/social media tactics and strategies
  • Sets priorities and manages time effectively concentrating on those activities that will deliver the best results and ensure that clients receive the highest quality of client service, while at the same time providing cost-effective support
  • Keeps supervisor and other relevant team members updated on current status of assigned projects, including budgets and deadline progress when applicable

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in journalism, public relations or related field from a four-year college or university; and one-two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Agency experience preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

LANGUAGE ABILITY
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write news releases, proposals, strategic plans, reports, and other business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL ABILITY
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

COMPUTER SKILLS
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel), WordPress (or comparable blogging software).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; and frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  May occasionally be required to lift up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office environment; moderate noise.

HMA Public Relations
HMA Public Relations
We’ve been creating in-depth, personally crafted campaigns to reach benchmarked milestones and goals since 1980. While the tools of our trade have evolved over the years, our strategies remain unwavering.

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