Associate Public Relations Account Executive


Job Overview


We’re looking for someone who wants to help our clients change the world.


Mercom Capital Group is a rapidly growing PR/strategic communications practice specializing in the clean energy sector. Our clients include start-ups and well-known brands who are transforming the way we produce, store and consume energy.


This role requires someone who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and can roll with the punches. Our team is also seeking someone who is invigorated by challenges, complex subject matter and creative thinking.


This is an Associate Account Executive position reports to our Account Manager and will have an opportunity to work with a Senior collaborative team, develop their PR/communications skills and perform meaningful work with global impact.


If you’re looking for an advertising, sales or marketing position, this is not the role for you. We are only considering candidates with experience in public relations and communications.


As an employer, we understand that people are our greatest asset. Mercom Capital Group offers competitive salaries and benefits packages for its full-time employees.


To be considered for this position, please submit your resume along with a writing sample and salary requirements. All applications will be kept confidential.


What You’ll Be Doing


· Conduct media relations efforts, including developing strong relationships with the media and pitching media

· Develop and maintain media contacts

· Generate new ideas and media leads

· Drafting pitch letters, press releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, social media content, presentations, including materials based on complex technology/scientific information.

· Develop, pitch and place stories with media

· Monitor media for client coverage and competitive research

· Monitor media for new ideas and industry happenings

· Develop and manage client reporting on a weekly basis – activity report, clips, pipeline, press room updates

· Execute PR tactics based on Mercom processes

· Assist in research, targeting, preparing proposals for new clients.

· Support account executives in management of client accounts, including planning and execution of client programs

· Support account executives and management as needed to ensure client satisfaction through exceptional work product.

· Responsible for meeting deadlines on all assigned activities, whether done internally or with outside service providers as needed, including design/creative, editorial, advertising or any other necessary services.

· Attend meetings and events including third-party and industry conferences, etc. on behalf of clients and Mercom.

· Represent Mercom and its clients at events and trade shows (virtual and live) as needed.

· Facilitate and maintain client schedules and media coordination during conference participation.

· Collaborate with other Mercom team members for training on clients, industry and Mercom standards.

· Assist in the development of media sponsorships for conferences

· Support Mercom’s marketing and market intelligence efforts – web site updates, ending MI reports, managing email lists, developing marketing pitches

· Support Mercom’s management with general office functions as needed

· Continuously promote and build the Mercom brand both internally (with internal team members) and externally to the outside world


Job Requirements


· 1-3 years of experience in public relations or communications, may include internships (Required)

· At least one year of agency PR experience with multiple accounts and projects (Preferred)

§ Bachelor’s in public relations, communications, journalism or related field (Required)

§ Candidates must reside in the Austin area and be willing to work from the firm’s office daily. This is not a remote position.


Desired Experience/Skills


· Proactive, goal-oriented individual who takes pride in what they do and in successfully completing their tasks

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strategic thinking skills and the ability to solve problems and overcome obstacles

· Excellent writing and copywriting skills across multiple channels (press releases, pitches, website, social media posts, blogs, technical articles and white papers, key messages and scripts, presentations, etc.)

· Knowledge of AP Style

· Ability to proofread and deliver assignments free of spelling and grammar errors

· Excellent communications and presentation skills

· Must function well in a team-oriented environment

· Experience working directly with energy and environmental journalists, from top-tier outlets to trades and be well versed in the top energy and environmental stories in the news a plus

· Tactical proficiency in media relations, including creating and driving both traditional and social media outreach plans, as well as proactively pitching media outlets on an ongoing basis

· Ability to maintain and develop key media contacts

· Must be able to grasp technical concepts and translate to written pieces, such as articles, press releases, blogs, social media posts and more

· Experience working with desktop publishing and media databases a plus

· Ability to prioritize and work under pressure


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 along with a writing sample and salary requirements. All applications will be kept confidential.


How to apply:


Submit your resume on Indeed

Public Relations Senior Account Executive

Public Relations Senior Account Executive – build a career path in the dynamic and growing sustainability field


Mercom Communications is one of the leading cleantech and renewable energy public relations (PR) agencies in the nation. In partnership with our clients, we are at the forefront of the global transition to a 100% renewable energy world. Our team helps some of the world’s most innovative and transformative companies make a real impact by delivering solutions to a rapidly changing global energy market. We think big and deliver even bigger.


We’re hiring a communications professional who wants to build a meaningful career that makes a difference, get a sense of satisfaction, and contribute to a more sustainable world.


The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, results-driven culture and is continually raising the bar when it comes to delivering results.


As a member of the Mercom team, here’s what you can expect to be doing:

· Serve as a key client contact

· Generate new story ideas and conduct media outreach

· Produce high-quality content for internal and external audiences

· Identify and pursue thought leadership opportunities

· Represent Mercom and its client at events and trade shows

· Monitor industry trends


You’ll stand apart from the crowd if you have any of the following credentials:

· 5+ years of PR or communications experience

· PR agency experience

· Experience in the tech or energy sector


Mercom Communications offers a wide range of benefits, including health and dental insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan.


How to apply:


Submit your resume on Indeed

Writer/Copy Editor


We are looking for an experienced writer with experience in journalism and adept in writing, editing and developing corporate content in both technical and non-technical pieces. This position will assist both our public relations and research departments in developing content for a variety of mediums and provide writing and editing support related to energy, clean tech, and finance-related topics. This position will be responsible for maintaining and improving brand integrity and ensure the highest quality in all written materials.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


– Working closely with the public relations team and clients (including engineers) to compose, edit, and produce technical articles, press releases, competitive research, abstracts, media/analyst briefs and pitches, talking points and speeches, and other material as needed.
– Working with research team to draft and edit articles and published reports.
– Ensuring quality assurance for all documents and materials, corporate identity compliance, high-quality graphics, and accurate content throughout draft, editorial, and production phases.
– Assisting in the development of research to support new client proposals.
-Meeting deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review and approval of documents; monitoring status of deliverables; coordinating requirements with contributors; reporting proposal status information in review meetings; and transmitting proposals.
– Participating in, and in some cases leading, the creation and continuous improvement of standards required for all written deliverables and published materials.
– Creating and maintaining documentation templates and style guides.
– Managing final document editing: making sure writing is tight, ensure document headings and graphics labeling are accurate, correct errors and inconsistencies in grammar, syntax, style, punctuation, etc.
– Managing multiple projects concurrently, meeting all deliverable deadlines, and maintaining a production schedule.
– Maintaining and improving brand integrity through all written documentation.
– Continually improving and demonstrating best practices to peers, clients, and organization.



– Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills with an ability to grasp and communicate technical concepts is required. Solid, lucid, writing ability and style
– Degree in Journalism, Communications, English or other related field is required.
– 3+ years of demonstrated professional experience in journalism, writing and editing in a technical environment
– Experience in cleantech, energy, or high tech a plus
– High proficiency in Microsoft Office is required

– Experience with developing high quality graphics is a plus.
– Able to process information quickly and accurately with strong attention to detail.
– Highly organized with a proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and a highly dynamic environment is required.
– Flexible and able to balance priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously within tight schedules.

– Self-starter that is able to contribute through a value-added mindset.


To be considered for this position, please submit your resume, writing samples and salary requirements. All applications will be kept confidential.


Mercom Communications offers a wide range of benefits, including health and dental insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan.


How to apply:


Submit your resume on Indeed