DeVries Global is currently seeking a passionate self-starter to join the agency as an Account Coordinator.

The Account Coordinator is an entry-level position at DeVries Global. An Account
Coordinator supports his/her account team and must efficiently service it. He/she must have
excellent organizational skills and be able to adapt to multiple assignments and deadlines, as well
as an environment that changes frequently. The focus of the position is on managing and developing
media lists, editorial calendars, speaking calendars, clip reports, briefing materials, etc.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Client
▪ Proactive in understanding the client’s business
▪ Familiar with key client contacts’ names, titles, and relationship with agency
▪ Have a clear understanding of client’s organizational structure
▪ Schedule and coordinate client meetings; keep participants advised of any changes
▪ Maintain adequate supply of client-related materials and documents
▪ Maintain client product/inventory closet
▪ Interact with client as deemed necessary by account team leader

Media
▪ Draft media relations materials
▪ Develop and maintain media contact lists and databases
▪ Maintain media files
▪ Continually update knowledge of new media
▪ Research and maintain speaking/editorial opportunities and calendars
▪ Scan daily, weekly, monthly and on-line publications to identify client-relevant
media coverage, including competitive market and industry information

Writing
▪ Draft basic press releases, pitch letters, and briefing documents
▪ Proof and edit internal and external documents
▪ Prepare clip reports and summaries as needed by team and client

Team Support
▪ Actively participate in agency development by volunteering to assist other staff
with urgent client needs
▪ Balance workload between account staff to ensure that all work is accurate and
completed within established deadlines
▪ Continually update manager on progress of activities
▪ Provide assistance with the logistics of events (eg: satellite media tours, desk
side briefings, editor events, etc.)


Administrative Support
▪ Track/enter time in a precise and timely manner
▪ Code and track invoices and coordinate with the Accounting Department
▪ Arrange travel
▪ Coordinate mass mailings
▪ Perform other administrative tasks as assigned
▪ Conduct research for plan development QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Professional Experience
▪ 0-1 years related professional experience
▪ Internship experience in a public relations or related environment highly desired

Success Factors
▪ Effective oral and written communication skills
▪ Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time in a consistent manner
▪ Professional demeanor
▪ Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines
▪ Good judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
▪ Attention to detail
▪ Can solve problems
▪ Desire to pursue learning and self development; participates in required and
voluntary professional development programs.
▪ Knows how to ask appropriately for assistance from other team members
▪ Proficient in Microsoft Office, social platforms, Muck Rack, etc.

Characteristics:
Responsible; Organized; Personable; Able to work independently and own assigned projects; Creatively Curious; Agile; Problem Solver; Ability to multi-task


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