Senior Account Executive

  • Client Service

Fiona Hutton & Associates (FHA) is looking for a highly-driven, innovative communications pro to join our agency as a Senior Account Executive. Leading organizations turn to FHA for solutions because we bring our A-game every single day. We’re problem-solvers – we truth squad, educate, motivate and mobilize with purpose to advance projects, manage crises, move public opinion and impact change. This role is ideal for you if you seek a collaborative, fast-paced environment, fueled by a team of entrepreneurial-minded individuals. You will be on the frontline of high-profile issues, tackle new challenges and perform award-winning, creative work with an unparalleled opportunity to grow in your career. Recognized as one of the nation’s top independent communications firms, Fiona Hutton & Associates specializes in public affairs, advocacy, crisis management, digital communications, media relations and stakeholder engagement. FHA consistently earns high marks in annual national rankings of public relations agencies, including 6th in PR Week’s list of Top 10 US Public Affairs agencies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement communications programs for corporate, trade association and public agency clients
  • Execute and oversee development of top-notch content – including press releases, fact sheets, website content and other media materials – drive quality control
  • Proactively contribute creative new strategies, tactics and ideas to advance client objectives
  • Execute media relations, stakeholder engagement and digital campaigns
  • Effectively interface with clients and actively participate in client meetings
  • Supervise junior staff; set achievable goals for direct reports, delegate opportunities that challenge staff to grow and provide constructive feedback
  • Serve as mentor and drive professional development of junior staff
  • Participate in new business and contribute to organic growth, collaborate on proposals, presentations

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in public affairs, public relations or politics. Prior experience working in a public relations/affairs agency preferred
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Demonstrated track record of working across creative, earned, owned, stakeholder and digital media platforms
  • Experience interacting and managing relationships with members of the media
  • Keen understanding and interest in evolving media trends and political/public affairs landscape, California-focused experience and relationships is a plus
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; articulate and able to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and external audiences
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external client teams
    Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications or related experience

This full-time position will be temporarily remote as offices remained closed during the COVID-19 pandemic; candidates should be prepared to work in the company’s Los Angeles or Sacramento office once they reopen. Position will offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to resume@fionahuttonassoc.com.