Assistant Account Manager

BIGfish Communications is a boutique agency based in Boston that provides public relations and corporate communications services to disruptive brands and companies. We help our clients redefine industries through thoughtful storytelling and strategic campaigns. Our clients range from major corporations like Amazon’s Ring and 3D printing unicorn Formlabs, to leading tech startups in the autonomous vehicle and consumer electronics industries. The BIGfish team works closely together to brainstorm, collaborate, and deliver exceptional results for our clients.

We offer a flexible work-life balance, hybrid work environment and fun perks, including generous vacation days, TSA pre-check, monthly team lunches, gym membership and cell phone reimbursements, and an office complete with bottomless coffee and tea and a private roof deck overlooking Boston. As a boutique firm, we value each and every employee and give them the opportunity to make an impact for our clients, advance their careers, and focus on the areas of the business they are most interested in.

About the candidate

BIGfish is seeking an ambitious, detail-oriented, strategic thinker to act as Assistant Account Manager for several of our firm’s PR clients. This person should have:

  • A public relations or communications degree and a minimum of three years of relevant PR experience. 
  • PR agency experience in the technology, B2B, and/or consumer industries.
  • A track recording of delivering results for clients.
  • The desire to be a part of a fast-moving, collaborative, small team.

BIGfish is seeking an ambitious, skilled and highly organized individual to act as Assistant Account Manager. Public relations, marketing or communications degree and relevant experience are required. Communication expertise, outstanding time management skills, and a passion for public relations, social media and technology are essential to succeed in this position.

About the job

The Assistant Account Manager plays an important role in supporting the account team in the execution of strategic PR programs. This person will primarily focus on executing creative PR and corporate communication campaigns on behalf of BIGfish clients. Additionally, the Assistant Account Manager will maintain strong relationships with both reporters and BIGfish clients to ensure long-term success for clients and our agency.

Job type: Full-time
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, concentration in PR
Experience: 2-4 years
Travel: Occasionally
Reports to: Vice President

Responsibilities

Public Relations

  • Develop pitches and story lines to secure on-message, top tier media coverage for clients.
  • Assist account management team with the representation of clients at press events, awards ceremonies and trade shows.
  • Draft press releases, backgrounders, media training materials and press kits.
  • Build events, awards and speaking calendars for clients and secure relevant opportunities for clients.
  • Research industry trends and stay up-to-date on current events and news to keep clients relevant in the press.

Account Coordination

  • Act as a proactive, key support to account management team and assist in all account management duties.
  • Track, report and measure success of PR campaigns and client media coverage.
  • Prepare meeting schedules, call agendas, and account updates for specific roster of clients.
  • Ensure that your supervisor is kept fully informed on activities of team, media and clients.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communicator
  • Skilled writer
  • Social media savvy
  • Extremely organized
  • Professional demeanor
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Proficient multitasker
  • Resourcefulness
  • Drive to succeed
  • Attention to detail
  • Leadership qualities
  • Fast learner
  • Efficient worker