PR News Online

Senior Account Executive, Public Relations & Social Media

Colman Brohan & Davis, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
25 days ago


If you’re an experienced social media strategist, enjoy writing and are ready to take the next step in your career, we want to meet you! We’re looking for the right candidate for a Senior Account Executive/Public Relations & Social Media position at Colman Brohan & Davis (CBD Marketing).

First, a little bit about us: We’re an integrated marketing firm known for excellence in social media, media outreach and integrated content. We work on behalf of industry-leading clients in building products, food, finance, higher education, and more. We’re focused on creating meaningful PR and integrated marketing work for our clients, which has consistently helped us win national and regional recognition.

We’re based in the River North neighborhood of Chicago and offer a flexible working arrangement with excellent health/dental/PTO benefits. You can choose your work location: in the office, at home, or a hybrid combination that works for you.

As the SAE, you’ll be the main day-to-day contact for multiple national/international clients, focusing primarily on social media and content-related work.

 The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Consistent track record of success with strategy and innovation on multiple social media platforms
  • Deep experience with social media writing, community management and monthly reporting
  • Understanding of content strategy, including experience with content calendars and writing for different stages of the buyer’s journey
  • Writing background that includes a variety of examples and styles
  • Media outreach experience for national clients
  • Background in client relations and account management
  • High-level organizational skills with an ability to juggle multiple clients’ needs
  • Strong editing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience presenting to executive audiences
  • Bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field
  • At least two years of experience at an Account Executive level in public relations, especially focused on social media and content strategy/writing

The Senior Account Executive Will Concentrate On:

Client/Account Needs

  • Be responsible for executing or overseeing the day-to-day agency PR and social media efforts on behalf of clients
  • An understanding of branding/messaging and research and how they intersect with PR and social media
  • Ability to collaborate with counterpart marketing account services teams, and initiate/manage certain types of creative and digital work important to PR or social media engagements
  • Take initiative on projects and in developing new business opportunities with clients
  • Present strategic and creative initiatives to client audiences
  • Monitor campaigns for PR and social media delivery and performance, analyze results and strive to deliver against objectives
  • Initiate scopes of work, estimates, schedules, conference reports, project documentation, competitive activities, status reports and other documents that are standard for PR management

Agency Needs

  • Stewardship and advocacy for the agency by managing budgets and maintaining workflow
  • Monitor internal status of jobs, timelines, due dates, budgets and billings; advise team members when anything is off track
  • Collaborate with team members in planning, program development, RFP and proposal development
  • Assist with new business pitches when assigned
  • Demonstrate a team-player attitude by being flexible and responsible

Professional Development

  • Receive training on a variety of PR- and marketing-related topics
  • Work with supervisors to identify and pursue professional development goals


Bachelor's degree required.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58389899
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Account Executive, Public Relations & Social Media
  • Company Name: Colman Brohan & Davis, Inc.
  • Industry: Advertising / Marketing
  • Job Function: Public Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
Jobs You May Like