KGB Dots

Senior Account Executive – Houston

About Us

Entrepreneurial spark. Insatiable curiosity. That’s what drives the public relations, advertising and public affairs professionals that make up KGBTexas Communications. It’s in our DNA.

Everyone on our team is insatiably curious. We’re passionate about creating ideas that reach the people our clients want to connect with, and then moving those ideas into action to have positive consequence in the community. We’re good at asking why, and even better at asking why not. That attitude has taken us far and allowed us to create successful and long-lasting partnerships with our clients, our communities and ourselves. It’s why we do what we do.

Our Culture

We’re proud of our agency’s culture, and we live and breathe our values at work and beyond. And while we work hard, we care harder. We care for each other as individuals as well as colleagues. What’s more, we care about our community. So much so that we created KGBCares, an initiative through which we support nonprofit agencies and initiatives that help bring about positive change.

Our Values

Bold: Change agent; exhibits confidence; shows courage to take action; willing to challenge status quo

Entrepreneurial: Takes ownership and pride; willing to take risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities

Strategic: Change management; quality management; delegation; visionary leadership; managing people

Curious: Asks why; seeks knowledge; looks for ways to improve performance; gathers and analyzes information

Our Opportunity

Job Title: Senior Account Executive

Job Location: Houston, TX 77005

Relocation Expense: No

Reports To: Account Supervisor

Role Summary: Serves as the primary contact for assigned clients and manages those clients’ account strategy, activities, reporting, etc.

Essential Duties:

  • Works with clients and internal leadership team to develop and implement client public relations goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Exceeds client expectations while staying within budget parameters, managing their expectations accordingly.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of communications plans, including material development.
  • Manages day-to-day media relations activities including pitching stories, managing media requests, fostering media relationships and developing targeted media lists.
  • Assists with the preparation of public relations materials, including news releases, media advisories, pitches, bylined articles, media interview prep documents, speaking points, editorial calendars/timelines and other similar items.
  • Monitors media industry for evolving trends, changes and new opportunities, including industry trends and competitive evaluations.
  • Supervises account coordinator in monitoring media coverage and preparing and distributing reports as appropriate.
  • Reports status and progress of communications efforts to senior leadership on a regular basis; alerts senior leadership to challenges or issues.
  • Maintains strong working knowledge of media-relations tools, such as Cision, Burrelles, Lexis/Nexis and other similar services.
  • Aggressively manages budgets through weekly and monthly review of detailed billing reports; alerts senior leadership to challenges or issues with budgets.
  • Supervises and participates in preparing and distributing client materials, including weekly status reports, billing summaries, meeting agendas, meeting reports/recaps, project estimates and other documents as needed.
  • Researches and pursues speaking opportunities, award nominations and important community relationships on behalf of clients.
  • Develops and fosters community relations awareness through keeping abreast of current news; liaising with chambers of commerce, city officials, area business councils; attending community events as appropriate, etc.
  • Supports senior leadership team as needed.
  • Coordinates with team to develop collateral, including writing creative briefs.
  • Manages junior staff as necessary.
  • Supports new business development activities and pro-bono account work as needed.
  • Maintains organized client files.
  • Manages time entry on a weekly basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or a related discipline from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, including media relations/PR.
  • Class C driver’s license

If you like the sound of our philosophy, we’d like to hear from you. Send a resume and cover letter to careers@kgbtexas.com or click here to access the online submission form.

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