PR Account Manager

Abel Communications, Baltimore, Maryland

Date PostedJanuary 16, 2018
IndustryPublic Relations
Job StatusFull-time

Abel Communications, one of Baltimore’s most dynamic and fastest-growing PR firms, is seeking a new Account Manager. This position focuses on managing account strategy, client relations, media relations, project management and content development for a group of clients, primarily (but not exclusively) in the tech sector. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of, and passion for the strategic communications landscape; and a proven ability to set strategy, prioritize tasks, manage teams, and deliver accountable results.

We know the world is not perfect so we are not looking for the PERFECT candidate. Rather, we are looking for a person with the right mix of skills and experience who will thrive in this role. We feel that an experienced journalist, specifically one with experience managing people, along with a track record of thinking and acting creatively, could be a great fit. If you are ready for this type of challenge and have the required experience, please apply! Here are the details: 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact and play a clear leadership role for three or more clients, managing staffing and profitability
  • Manage the implementation of PR programs, including strategic planning, media relations, content creation, and measurement, while making sure that your assigned team meets deadlines and delivers great work 
  • Demonstrate creativity and proactivity by developing new story ideas, and providing strategic recommendations on integrated communications approaches
  • Demonstrate a solid track record of regularly placing high profile media results on behalf of clients, showcasing a strong ROI for the client
  • Develop relationships with key top-tier/”Most Wanted” media and regularly shares new media contacts and opportunities with Abel Communications staff
  • Develop or oversee content creation for client collateral, including media materials, videos, social campaigns, etc.
  • Provide reporting, advice and counsel on measurement for all program activities
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff members, including providing guidance on their professional growth
  • Display a strong understanding of and effectively communicate Abel Communications’ service offerings to existing clients and continually provide fresh ideas for renewal/expansion proposals
  • Play a leadership role in the sales process by identifying new potential clients and assisting with RFP responses, pitch presentations, proposals, etc. with supervision and approval from senior leadership


  • BA or BS in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • 5-10+ years of PR agency, editorial, or communications department experience
  • Successful experience pitching to local and national media
  • Successfully managed clients with annual PR budgets of 90k+
  • Demonstrate strong writing and communication skills
  • Successfully managed an organization’s social accounts, developed strategy, and has understanding of paid media
  • Previous experience as main point of contact for client, managing staffing and profitability
  • Successfully managed people, staffing, budgets and profitability
  • Proven sales or business development experience

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant work samples to with subject line: Account Manager Candidate.

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