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Careers at Affect

Affect is always looking to hire the best and the brightest. As an innovative boutique PR and social media agency, we look for cutting-edge thinkers and people who are passionate about communications. We are dedicated to providing our employees with the opportunities to grow, be challenged and succeed. As one of PR News’ Top Places to Work in PR, we take pride in creating an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, creativity and pride in the work we do for our clients. Our employees make Affect an award-winning agency with a company culture that promotes a social atmosphere (sometimes karaoke induced) through company outings, peer recognition and outstanding rewards.

Affect Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401K
  • On-site free snacks
  • Public transportation reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement (partial)
  • Gym membership reimbursement (partial)
  • Professional development allowance
  • Charity days
  • Pet sitter allowance
  • Quarterly company outings
  • Employee referral bonus
  • New business commissions
  • New client contract/renewal bonuses
  • Up to 20 vacation days

Sound interesting? Send us your cover letter and resume; we would love to meet you! Here are our current openings:

PR & Social Media Intern Account Coordinator Account Executive Account Supervisor Account Director








PR & Social Media Intern

Affect is currently looking for intelligent, self-motivated students to join our team as interns. Our ideal candidate has a passion for PR, positive attitude and can-do spirit. Those with previous internship or relevant work experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Assist team with public relations, marketing and social media projects
  • Create and maintain media lists, editorial calendars and speaking and award matrices
  • Monitor the media and maintain client clip and monthly reports
  • Assist with new business research
  • Participate in general administration of office

Requirements

  • Strong interest in public relations and social media
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Team-oriented -- able to take the lead on relevant projects
  • Experience with Vocus is a plus

Please send resumes and cover letters directly to intern@affect.com. No phone calls please. Make sure to specify your hours (or months) of availability in your email.

AC – Account Coordinator

ACs act as core team members on client accounts and perform various public relations and marketing tasks (outlined below). This position requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and 1-3 years of experience.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute as core team member on client accounts
  • Create and maintain media lists, editorial calendars, speaking and award matrices
  • Daily news monitoring for clients
  • Submit speaking abstracts and award nominations
  • Distribute press releases
  • Write, proof and edit a variety of PR materials
  • Help develop compelling pitches
  • Respond to journalist queries (HARO, Profnet, SourceCode etc.)
  • Develop client weekly agendas, recap reports, clip and monthly reports
  • Assist with new business research
  • Interface with members of the media and analysts
  • Assist with development of strategic PR and Marketing plans
  • Participate in social media engagement for clients and agency
  • Perform office administrative tasks as necessary

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant experience
  • 1-3 years in Marketing/PR (experience in hi-tech preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid media relations skills
  • Team oriented and ability to take the lead on relevant projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Vocus, Bacons, Cision or other PR programs a plus
To apply for Account Coordinator, send cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@affect.com

AE – Account Executive

AEs liaise with clients on a daily basis and serve as key contacts with members of the media, industry analysts and other key influencers. AEs work with other core team members to develop PR/Marketing plans and ensure the successful and timely completion of projects. AEs have a strong understanding of media relations, a solid network of media contacts and an excellent success rate of placing stories. They also possess strong written verbal communication skills and have experience writing and editing a variety of PR and marketing materials. Active participation in social media is expected and required at this level. AEs will often be responsible for managing components of a client’s social media engagement. This position requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and 3-5 years of experience.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as key client contact
  • Interface with media, analysts and other key influencers
  • Write a variety of PR and marketing materials including, but not limited to: press releases, pitches, byline articles, case studies and marketing copy for brochures, advertisements, direct mail campaigns and websites
  • Disseminate press releases and proactively reach out to media/industry analysts
  • Manage speaking and awards programs for clients
  • Help develop strategic PR and Marketing plans
  • Respond to journalist queries (HARO, Profnet, SourceCode etc.)
  • Manage and oversee client weekly agendas, recap reports, clip and monthly reports
  • Assist with new business research
  • Assist with development of strategic PR and Marketing plans
  • Lead in social media engagement for clients and agency

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (minimum)
  • 3-5 years in Marketing/PR
  • Agency experience required
  • Technology and B2B experience highly preferred
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong media/analyst relations skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of social media platforms for business use
  • Team oriented and ability to take the lead on relevant projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Vocus, Bacons, Cision or other PR programs a plus
To apply for Account Executive, send cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@affect.com

Account Supervisor (AS)

Affect is looking for intelligent, self-motivated professionals who have an interest in technology and background in PR, marketing and/or social media. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and the ability to work independently. Affect is a fast-paced agency that appreciates creative, team-oriented and professional people.

At Affect, Account Supervisors are responsible for the day-to-day management of their respective accounts. This includes setting specific strategic goals, meeting client expectations, training and leading staff members, developing effect public relations/marketing/social media plans and goals, and successfully executing campaigns. An AS is also responsible for leading new business research and proposals, networking and providing the agency with new opportunities. The AS will work alongside the Account Director to plan for new strategic initiatives and ensure all accounts are running at the highest of efficiency and exceeding goals.

Requirements/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-8 years in public relations, marketing and/or social media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent media relations skills
  • Network of media contacts
  • 1 -2 years of leadership and/or account management experience
  • Team-oriented
  • Technology and B2B experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Analytics, URL shorteners, web analytics, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day management of accounts
  • Manage staff
  • Manage client relations
  • Create and execute successful media relations campaigns
  • Write, proof and edit a variety of PR materials
  • Lead new business research and proposal creation
  • Develop and lead strategic PR, Marketing and Social Media plans
  • Lead social media engagement for clients and agency
  • Determine strategic direction of accounts
  • Train, motivate and lead staff
  • Work directly with Account Director to determine innovative solutions to client issues

To apply for Account Supervisor, send cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@affect.com

Account Director

Account Directors oversee a team of Account Supervisors. The primary role of this position is to manage, counsel and guide the Account Supervisors in matters of account work. The Account Director is the highest-ranking member of the account team and is responsible for managing staff hours, profitability of accounts, account performance, staff performance and high-level client management. The Account Director is also responsible for quality assurance on all work product for the account teams and is central to overall agency management and operations. In addition to his/her regular responsibilities, the Account Director will be tasked with initiating and securing new business activities as well as overseeing aspects of Affect’s own strategic marketing and branding efforts. This senior position requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and a minimum of 8+ years of experience.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

Leader of Account Management

  • Highest-ranking member of account teams
  • Assure all accounts are properly staffed (manage AS)
  • Assure all accounts stay within hours/are profitable (manage AS)
  • Assure all team members are filling their job descriptions within accounts
    • Account Supervisor
    • SAE/AE
    • AAE/Interns
  • Assures accounts are setting, achieving and exceeding goals on an ongoing basis
    • Work with client and team to create clearly defined strategy and scope of work for accounts
    • Work with client and team to create internal and external metrics to measure success
    • Work with Affect executive team to assure client retention and growth
    • Use business intuition and experience to anticipate client, and client industry, concerns and proactively address them
    • Assure account teams’ ongoing commitment to learning about and understanding clients’ business, competitive set, and important publications/influencers in space
    • Assure all account activities meet the standard of excellence
    • Assure all account team members are growing and thriving in their skills
  • Cultivate positive relationships with client executives
    • CEO, President
    • Assure Affect’s visibility into C-suite by maintaining open dialogue, steady stream of interviews, etc.
  • Manage all third-party PR vendor relationships to maximize benefit
    • SMT/RMT
    • PR Sourcecode, ProfNet
    • Cision, Vocus
    • Continually identify, vet and bring in new vendors
  • Collaborate with HR on relevant programs
    • “Best practices” document/procedures as official standard for how we measure internal and external success
    • Professional development for team members
    • Recruitment process
    • Training program for new hires

Key Contributor to Business Development

  • Collaborate closely with executives on business development
    • Incoming inquiries/RFPs
    • Prospect communications
    • Meetings
    • Proposal writing
    • Pitching
    • Client on boarding
    • Proactive business development work
    • Prospecting
    • Networking
    • Industry associations
  • Make recommendations on staffing and pricing for prospective new business opportunities
  • Make recommendations on new service offerings/ways to package current services

High-Ranking “Face” of Affect

  • Contributor to Tech Affect blog
  • Twitter
  • Cultivate relationships with fellow industry bloggers/Twitterers
  • Attend industry events
  • Continually expand network of business contacts
  • Participate in Affect media and speaking opportunities

Lead special projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (minimum)
  • 8+ years in PR agency experience
  • Technology & B2B public relations and marketing experience required
  • Proven track record of success at agency or corporation
  • Experience managing and mentoring account teams
  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills
  • Sophisticated understanding of media, analyst, blogger and citizen journalist relations
  • Possesses leadership qualities and believes in professional integrity and ethical PR practices
  • Passionate about social media and an insatiable curiosity for news and information
  • Superb client relations

To apply for Account Director, send cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@affect.com