Turner PR

NOW HIRING: Junior Account Executive (Chicago)

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TURNER is looking for a Junior Account Executive to join our growing team in Chicago. If you’ve got a passion for storytelling, plus 1-2 years of media relations experience, we want you to apply.


  • Supports daily activities for 6-8 designated national and international accounts
  • Serves as a day-to-day resource for media contacts, contributing 50 percent of time to proactive media relations
  • Assists with development and implementation of all PR strategic plan initiatives, under supervision
  • Understands and prioritizes the objectives of each client; anticipates needs in advance
  • Develops and maintains solid relationships with journalists, bloggers and social media influencers, identifying ways to integrate social networking into outreach strategies
  • Monitor, track, and report coverage for an assigned portfolio of accounts
  • Prepares meeting agendas, notes and reports
  • Writes client collateral, which includes but is not limited to: news releases, media alerts, photo captions, media pitches, bios and fact sheets
  • Assists with client relations through meetings, conference calls, events and general contact
  • Assists with planning client media familiarization tours, as needed
  • Stay abreast of current industry news and trends


Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • BA or BS in public relations, journalism, communications or any field with a strong emphasis on writing and communication
  • 1-3 years of communications experience in public relations/media relations; agency experience preferred
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with an epic attention to detail
  • A voracious appetite for reading/media consumption: magazine, newspapers, blogs, podcasts – you scan or listen to them all, with attention to trends and how outlets are structuring their content
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment
  • The ability to anticipate team and client needs and proactively assist
  • Solid project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple accounts
  • Proficiency in AP Style
  • Familiarity with Cision, BurrellesLuce, TrendKite and cloud-based tools
  • A proven understanding of social media platforms and content across Tik-Tok, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • An interest in or familiarity with influencers, understanding how to research and find relevant ones for account needs

You’ll Impress Us If:

  • You have envy-worthy social channels
  • You’ve published anything, anywhere – anything from a personal blog to bylined articles; please include the links
  • You speak other languages
  • If you have a personal hobby or interest involving anything remotely relevant to our client portfolio. Climbing mountains? Serious foodie?
  • Love photography? So do we, and our authenticity with clients is important to us

Learn more and apply.