About The Role
Twin Cities public relations agency Bellmont Partners, winner of multiple “Best Places to Work” awards, is seeking a new full-time team member to add to our growing Technology & Manufacturing practice group. We’re looking for a strong B2B communicator with approximately three to six years of experience who is passionate about supporting clients in technical fields, including the tech and manufacturing sectors.
Our account executive role is designed to support individuals in taking their career to the next level. While we’re looking for individuals with at least three years of past professional communications experience who are confident and proactive, we also know that this role can be a key period of learning and skill growth, and we are passionate about supporting individuals in doing so. We value past experiences in a variety of settings, including agency, journalism, corporate, nonprofit, government and other areas that have sparked a passion for communications and storytelling.
At Bellmont Partners, we believe that driving exceptional results for clients starts with an exceptional team of people, supported by an exceptional work environment. Our team strives to uphold the agency’s five core values – collaborative, connected, invested, transparent and flexible – in day-to-day interactions and responsibilities. We believe our best work is done by a team with a diverse array of ideas, backgrounds, talents and opinions.
Bellmont Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We encourage those from historically underserved communities, such as people of color, women, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities, to apply for this job.
Day-to-day responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Client and Account Team Support – 85%
Serve as a core member of approximately three to five account teams, completing assignments as directed by account leads
With support and coaching from senior team members, begin or continue growing account management and client service skills, such as communicating progress and ideas to clients, responding to client requests, scheduling and participating in meetings, setting and adhering to deadlines, offering day-to-day support to clients and internal teams, helping troubleshoot any challenges, driving results that align with client objectives, and assisting in managing budgets and compiling invoices as needed
Develop and update client status reports, project trackers, content calendars, meeting agendas, meeting notes or other account management materials as needed
Draft materials for client projects in areas including earned media (e.g., media pitches, news releases, media kit materials, etc.), thought leadership (e.g., bylined articles, award and speaking nominations, etc.), owned media (e.g., social media posts, website copy, blog posts, newsletter copy, marketing collateral, etc.), special events (e.g., trade shows, client-hosted events, etc.) and occasionally paid media (e.g., ad copy or scripts, paid social media posts, influencer relations, etc.)
Conduct client research, including developing media lists, interviewing subject matter experts, etc.
Monitor for client coverage and other metrics/KPIs on multiple platforms and maintain results trackers
Business Development – 5%
Assist in business development efforts, including helping maintain information in internal files and databases, conducting research on new prospects, drafting case studies, and participating in internal planning meetings and prospect presentations as needed
With support and coaching from senior team members, contribute to efforts to develop proposals and decks
Work to establish, maintain and expand professional network
Professional Development/Operations/Administrative/Paid Volunteer Time – 10%
Work with manager to establish individual professional development goals that align with the agency’s overall annual goals and objectives and your areas of interest; make consistent progress toward goals through professional development events and resources, seeking out additional projects to flex new skills
Participate in staff meetings, one-on-one check-ins with manager, and other agency meetings and events
Complete personal administrative tasks in a timely manner, including weekly time entry, monthly expense reports, etc.
If interested, seek out volunteer opportunities that align with personal and professional goals and areas of interest, using Bellmont Gives Back hours (paid volunteer time)
BENEFITS & WORKPLACE
A flexible, hybrid “office/work-from-home” policy that has been a core part of our culture for years
Reimbursement funds for Self-care & Wellness, Home Technology and Professional Development
Employee-led agency initiatives, such as our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Antiracism Initiative; Health & Wellness Committee; and Sustainability Initiative
Free access to the on-site fitness center and on-site bike commuting facilities
Paid volunteer hours through our Bellmont Gives Back program
Professional development and leadership development opportunities
Access to Hope Works Here, a service of Faith’s Lodge
Competitive traditional benefits, including health insurance (employer-paid premiums), flexible spending accounts, 401(k), long- and short-term disability (employer-paid premiums), vacation time and paid holidays
Strategic, collaborative and fun colleagues, as well as clients who are doing amazing work in their fields
Salary range: $53,000 – $58,000, DOE
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
Approximately three to six years of experience, ideally with a strong focus on B2B communications, media relations, content development, client service and/or technology and manufacturing fields
Strong writing skills, with the ability to translate technical language to easily digestible copy
Based in or able to relocate to Minnesota
If you don’t exactly meet these criteria but are interested in this role or a future opening at Bellmont Partners, we encourage you to apply regardless.
Please send the following materials to email@example.com by July 17, 2023:
A resume detailing relevant experience and interests.
A cover letter – please think of this as a way to help us start getting to know you! We want to learn why you’re interested in a role at Bellmont Partners, what you’ve learned from past roles, what you’re looking for in the next chapter of your career, and any other relevant info about you and your interests that you’d like us to know.
If you have any questions before you apply, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.