Account Director

Based in Waltham, MA

617MediaGroup, the Northeast’s fastest-growing progressive communications agency, is looking for a full-time Account Director in the Metro Boston area to advance critical workers’ rights causes.

Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. At 617MediaGroup, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients, and our communities.

617MediaGroup is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We’re also proud to be the nation’s first unionized communications agency, affiliated with IUPAT DC 35 Local 391.

Who you are:

  • A hungry go-getter with a knack for sharp, compelling writing—from catchy social media content to attention-grabbing press releases, and incisive talking points.
  • Meticulously organized, composed and capable of quickly producing polished, professional research, reports, and materials.
  • A fast learner and problem solver who’s excited to roll up their sleeves and dive into client service and business development.
  • A highly dependable and organized project manager.
  • A newshound with a proven track record of pitching and placing media.
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments, ideally including agency experience.

What you will be doing:

  • Working directly with senior staff and our social justice clients.
  • Supporting the firm’s key business development meetings and initiatives.
  • Building and maintaining excellent client relationships fostered by prompt responsiveness and attentiveness to client needs.
  • Planning and executing communications campaigns under the guidance and direction of a Vice President or higher-level supervisor.
  • Writing and producing top-notch communications materials.
  • Turning a high-level strategy into detailed plans and proactively offering tactical ideas.
  • Delivering fantastic client service by collaborating with designers and videographers, coordinating with vendors, and ensuring tasks are completed and deadlines are met without exception.
  • External-facing communications such as creating professional-quality reports or slide decks in PowerPoint or similar.
  • Overseeing development of all campaigns, including creative and strategy.

Your experience:

  • At least 5 years of PR/communications experience in labor, advocacy, organizing, politics, or media; PR agency experience a plus, but not required.
  • Eager to make a difference for the public good.
  • Demonstrated history of working in support of progressive causes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Client contact with a strong foundation in client relationship skills, including timely responses to client needs.
  • Ability and/or willingness to quickly develop new client relationships.
  • Superior writing skills with specialization in sharp, concise online content.
  • Skilled in digital organizing and communications with familiarity in online advertising, mobile strategy, and web design.
  • History of overseeing multimedia and/or graphic design projects with experience managing designers preferred.
  • Knowledge of digital platforms and analytics to further client and campaign success.
  • Experience using HubSpot, WordPress, Google Analytics, Facebook Manager, or similar platforms.
  • Traditional PR experiences as well as proficiency in social media.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Effectiveness at solving problems, whether taking charge independently or working with a team.

Who we are:
Veteran campaigners, communicators, designers, strategists, storytellers, web developers, and true believers. We love what we do. We’re results-driven. And we only work with clients we believe in and the ones who stand for workers’ rights.

What we do:
We move public opinion. We win tough fights. We tell stories simply, and with maximum impact. We offer comprehensive communication services: from earned media to paid, and social media, to owned content. Copy and design. We do it all.

What we value:

  • The peace of mind that comes with fully-paid healthcare premiums.
  • Industry-leading benefits, including ample paid time off
  • We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and to join our growing team.

How to apply:
Please send a résumé and three writing samples (mix of social media, talking points, and press materials) to: clientservice617mediagroup@gmail.com.

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