Assistant Account Executive -- Toronto

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
ID
2021-2335
Category
Public Relations
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the US and internationally in London, Dublin, Mexico City, Canada & Brussels. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It’s what sets Porter Novelli apart.

The Role

 

The AAE is the backbone of account teams, making sure nothing slips through the cracks! S/he will assist teams with client meeting agendas, monthly reports, client correspondence, memos, creative materials, presentations, case studies, award entries and other documents as needed. The AAE will also provide general account management, including creating and updating team to-do lists and project timelines, scheduling meetings and conference calls, and booking team travel.

What You Will Be Doing

What you will be doing

 

  • Daily media scanning and research on the client, the industry, the media, the consumer, the competition and other related areas
  • Media list building, media outreach, development of media materials and collaterals, organizing events, and bringing creative ideas to brainstorms
  • Performing client service through participating in client conference calls, attending client meetings and responding to client requests as appropriate and approved by the account team lead
  • Supporting account team administration (e.g. travel arrangements and itineraries, copying and printing, mailings, production, set up/break down of meetings, note-taking, etc.)

The Experience That Will Contribute To Your Success

The experience that will contribute to your success

 

  • Aptitude for the basics of public relations, media relations, and influencer relations 
  • Effective listening, strong written and verbal skills and confident style in communicating with teammates and colleagues
  • Media relations and social media experience; familiarity with media and influencer relations software tools such as Cisionpoint, Talkwalker, Muck Rack and Tagger
  • High degree of attention to detail in all areas, from performing research to crafting client- and public-facing materials 
  • Positive, professional, and flexible attitude 
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, remain organized and multi-task on a deadline 
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative and follows through – anticipates account team and client needs 
  • Proficiency in PC usage and the Microsoft suite of tools including Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Internet research 
  • 1-2 years of previous PR and or agency background preferred 

Our ambition is simple – to become the most passionately recommended agency in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter Novelli—Join Us.

Porter Novelli is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment against any person on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other eligible veteran, age, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature and extent to an individual's ability to perform a job or any other characteristic protected by the employment discrimination laws in any state or political subdivision in which Porter Novelli does business.

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