Senior Account Executive at Education-focused PR Firm

Larson Communications - Remote - Full time

Are you interested in pursuing a career in communications on the national education stage? Are you passionate about helping innovative organizations make a great impact on our nation’s schools? Does an organization with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide great opportunities for professional growth and good compensation sound appealing? Then read on:

Larson Communications is a growing public relations firm that has developed a reputation as the nation’s premier public education reform communications organization. With team members located across the country, we serve clients nationally as they impact many thousands of children and families.

Our diverse, seasoned team has over eight decades of experience in raising the visibility of impactful education organizations, including some of the most innovative charter school and education reform organizations in the country. We celebrate this cause, our spirit of collaboration, and are looking to bring aboard a self-motivated, highly skilled Senior Account Executive to join our team.

As Senior Account Executive, your job duties will include:

  • Acting as the primary contact with clients, continually fostering strong relationships.
  • Providing strategic counsel and developing the right messaging to help organizations tell their stories to national and regional audiences.
  • Finalizing and distributing communications materials to internal and external audiences (e.g. news releases, pitches, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, etc.).
  • Mentoring and managing the daily work of support staff.
  • Working with top-tier media outlets in the education and policy beats, including managing media relationships on our clients’ behalf.
  • Engaging in the firm’s new business development process.
  • Staying updated on the latest cutting edge trends in public relations as well as being an active participant in the education reform movement.
  • Serving as ambassador of Larson Communications when networking with clients and professional peers.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • 5 – 8 years of experience in the public relations or public policy arenas. Direct experience working with journalists is preferred
  • Direct experience or demonstrated interest working in the education reform space is a plus
  • Social media management experience for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Search engine and social media advertising experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate successful execution of media and broader communications campaigns
  • A team player with a collaborative spirit and demonstrated experience in leading team projects
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines with an eye for detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, social and digital media tools as well as Meltwater

Our Total Compensation Package includes:

  • Competitive compensation. The starting salary for this position ranges from $56,500-$85,000. Starting salary will be determined within the posted salary range based on a variety of factors, including the employee's qualifications, internal organizational equity, and budget. Starting salary will also be aligned to the labor market in which the employee is located.
  • Annual performance bonuses, linked to individual and group performance goals
  • LC provides generous healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision, mental health) and life insurance coverage.
  • 401K plan with generous matching contributions.
  • Professional learning and development opportunities.
  • Unlimited vacation and sick time.
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of full-time employment.
  • Minimum 10 paid company holidays + one week of office closure in December/January
  • Supportive and passionate team.
  • Flexible work environment, 100% remote. With team members concentrated across several regions; candidates can be based anywhere in the country. LC anticipates that this position may travel roughly 10-20% of the time for in-person team meetings and biannual retreats, conferences and presentations and client engagements.

Send resumes to with heading ‘Senior Account Executive application for Larson Communications’ along with a cover letter. To be considered, please include the word pineapple in your cover letter. Please no phone calls.

Larson Communications has a values-driven culture. We believe in cultivating a work environment for all that fosters a dedicated, passionate and high-performing team. Our shared values of service, commitment to excellence, integrity, team and passion fuel our work. We strive to have a team that is reflective of our clients and the communities they serve. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds with unique perspectives who can complement our existing team.

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