Account Director
Media Relations and Strategy

Based in Waltham, MA
(this position is currently REMOTE)

617MediaGroup, one of the fastest-growing progressive communications agencies in the U.S., is looking for a skilled Account Director to join our growing team. 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.

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.

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.
  • 617MediaGroup is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Who you are:

  • An ace writer and media strategist with a knack for sharp, compelling writing—from attention-grabbing press releases to persuasive op-eds, pitches, and talking points.
  • A newshound with a proven track record of pitching and placing media at the highest levels.
  • A skilled campaigner and communicator who knows what it takes to win high-stakes campaigns.
  • A mission-driven strategist who’s dedicated to criminal justice reform, ideally with relevant agency, advocacy, and / or journalism experience.

What you will be doing:

  • Planning and executing high-impact national communications campaigns with Agency leadership and our national criminal justice reform clients.
  • Managing media relations and strategy nationally and in key states for groundbreaking efforts to reduce over-incarceration.
  • Writing and producing top-notch communications materials that move public opinion and get results.

Your experience:

  • At least 5 years of PR/communications experience in advocacy, PR agency, government, or journalism role, ideally with experience in criminal justice reform.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive high-impact media campaigns and generate high-value placements in major media for social justice causes.
  • 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 management and client relations experience a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Effectiveness at solving problems, whether taking charge independently or working with a team.

We currently have staff located in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and California. We are accepting applications from across the United States and working remote through the remainder of 2020.

How to apply:
Please apply online here: https://617mediagroup.com/careers/?gh_jid=4751609002

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