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Public Relations Account Executive, Clean Energy

Austin TX

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to work with a rapidly-growing global clean energy communications firm, while supporting both start-up and well-known brands. This position has unlimited potential for growth and creativity, and is ideal for someone that is driven, looking to grow with a dynamic organization and is willing and able to make a substantial contribution to our organization.

If you are looking for a career, have a passion for learning and willing to roll up your sleeves, this is the opportunity to be part of growing, dynamic communications firm. Must possess exceptional writing skills; must be extremely organized and have exceptional relationship skills to be considered for this position.

- Drive day-to-day management of client accounts, including planning, execution and overall project management.
- Drive media and analyst relations efforts for Mercom and its clients, including developing strong relationships with the media and analysts
- Generate new story ideas, PR campaigns and media and analyst leads - Write and distribute pitch letters, press releases (including financial press releases), articles, CEO conference scripts and talking points, and other press materials.
- Conduct thorough research, competitive analysis and SWOT analysts to support PR efforts.
- Develop relationships with external audiences (media, analysts, third party constituencies, etc.) to convey client's message.
- Identify and secure speaking spots and award opportunities for Mercom and its clients.
- Coordinate conference activities for Mercom and its clients.
- Represent Mercom and its clients at events and trade shows.
- Monitor and report on activities.
- This position requires you to be available as needed to meet deadlines and connect with our team in India.

Skills:

- At least two years PR experience - agency experience preferred managing multiple accounts
- Degree in public relations/communications/journalism preferred.
- Strong writing skills must!
- Superior media relations skills and ability to develop strong relationships with the print and digital, regional, national and international media and analysts
- Energy or technology communications experience a plus
- Superior overall relationship skills and ability to interact and connect with senior executives
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Must be able to grasp technology concepts and translate to written pieces, such as articles, press releases and more.
- Experience securing coverage in national business and financial media a plus
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines in a fast paced environment
- Experience working with desktop publishing a plus
- Ability to manage multiple clients and projects at one time
- Ability to prioritize and work under pressure
- Solid Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented
- Must have a can-do attitude with willingness to roll-up your sleeves, and do what it takes to get it done!
- Must be willing to work as part of team

How to Apply:

Mercom Capital Group believes its people are its greatest asset. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits package for its full-time employees. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume to hr@mercomcapital.com along with a writing sample and salary requirements. All applications will be kept confidential.

 
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Mercom Capital Group, llc
Clean Energy Communications and Research and Consulting
Public Relations, Financial Communications, Market Intelligence
Austin, Texas; Bangalore, India