Account Director
Labor Communications

May be based in Massachusetts; Washington, DC; New York City, NY; or Portland, OR


617MediaGroup, the Northeast’s fastest-growing progressive communications agency, is looking for an Account Director to join our growing team. This full-time position will be based in our Massachusetts, New York City, Washington, D.C., or Portland, OR headquarters. 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.
  • External-facing communications such as creating professional-quality reports or slide decks in PowerPoint or similar.
  • History of overseeing multimedia and/or graphic design projects strongly preferred.
  • Experience preparing new business presentations and knowledge of HubSpot or similar preferred.
  • 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.
  • Ability and/or willingness to quickly develop new client relationships.

All employees in this position are expected to retain a valid driver’s license and a purchased or leased automobile for personal transportation to work events with a valid inspection sticker. If this expectation will create an unmitigable hardship, and you would like to request an exemption, please note that in your cover letter.

The current minimum starting salary offer for this position is $60,500. The current maximum starting salary offer for this position is $67,500. Starting salary offer amounts are furnished at the discretion of the agency with adherence to contractually guaranteed minimum pay rates and are also based on the relevant experience level of the applicant and on agency hiring needs. 617MediaGroup is proud to be a union shop and 617MediaGroup employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Employees of 617MediaGroup enjoy robust opportunities for professional and financial growth and advancement.

Please note that we receive hundreds of applications each month, and we are not able to respond to every individual application. If you do not receive a response from our organization within 90 days either in the form of initial outreach or follow-up correspondence, please assume that your application has not been chosen for the specific career opportunity to which you applied. You may re-apply at any time for future opportunities. While we do our best to ensure timely and thorough correspondence with applicants, the volume of applications we receive does not allow us to respond individually in all cases. Thank you again for your interest in pursuing employment with 617MediaGroup.

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