Zeno Group is hiring an

Assistant Account Executive, Consumer

Chicago, United States
Full-Time
We are currently seeking an Assistant Account Executive to join our dynamic and fun consumer practice team in Chicago. You will have a strong focus on traditional PR and will require experience writing and working with the media. You’ll be responsible for maintaining a broader scope of day-to-day account work, including media relations, tracking, reporting and social media monitoring. You will report to all members of the team and will work with two to four clients simultaneously.
 
About You:
You will succeed at Zeno if you are fearless, resourceful, tenacious, have an understanding of traditional and non-traditional PR tactics and the media landscape, and drive great results for clients while building great relationships with your clients and your team.

Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain media coverage lists and trackers.
  • Collaborate with team members to create strategy, implement plans, and execute PR campaigns, initiatives, & events.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of social media tools.
  • Prepare client status & activity reports, compile media & competitor coverage, & coordinate pitching.
  • Research, outline, write, edit, & proofread materials, including media advisories, pitch letters/e-mails, biographies, reports, & fact sheets.
  • Support new business as needed.

Qualifications

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and, if hired, present proof of vaccination before start date. Candidates may request an accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief or an exception required under applicable law
  • Driven to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Collaborating with team members to create strategy, implement plans, and execute PR campaigns, initiatives, & events is something that excited you.
  • Excellent verbal communication, strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Excellent writing skills, experience crafting pitches, releases, contributed articles. 
  • Must have earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Must have previous PR or social media internship experience.
  • Must have a solid grasp of all basic public relations tools and how they affect the client.

Preferences

  • Previous agency experience with consumer clients.

ABOUT US
Zeno Group is the fiercely independent and global integrated communications agency, born from PR. We bring together the boldest and brightest talent to help clients across industries and sectors unleash the power of strategic communications. Guided by our ‘Fearless Pursuit of the Unexpected,’ we push the boundaries to achieve real business value and societal impact for clients. Winner of the industry’s most coveted awards including the 2021 PRovoke Global Creative Agency of the Year, 2021 PRovoke North American Agency of the Year and 2021 PRWeek Agency of the Year. We are honored to be a three-time winner of PRWeek’s Best Places to Work. Zeno has also been previously recognized by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.    
 
ABOUT OUR BENEFITS 
Healthy, happy employees make Zeno better, so we have programs that support physical, mental and financial wellness. Our culture and benefits are designed to promote flexibility, celebrate diversity and support work/life balance. We offer a variety of medical, dental and vision insurance with prescription plans, as well as short and long-term disability. Our Be Kind to Your Mind program focuses on mental health, providing a paid subscription to Headspace and access to mental health providers and other services through a best-in-class employee assistance program. Employees are encouraged to bring their authentic self to Zeno and participate in our employee resource groups which build communities for sharing and support. And while we love our work, we believe in the restorative power of time off with generous vacation, paid holidays and self-care time. Employees are supported in their pursuit of financial wellness with a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, life insurance and free access to a certified financial coach. And our unique ZenoFit program provides a monthly allowance to fund activities in your personal life that bring you joy and keep you healthy. These and other benefits are available to non-temporary employees in the US. 

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