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Assistant Account Executive — Ruder Finn

San Francisco, CA

As one of the leading independent PR agencies in the world, we received the 2018 PRWeek - Outstanding Agency Professional, 2018 PR News - Large Agency of the Year, 2018 PR News - Top Place to Work in PR, 2018 PR News - CEO of the Year, 2018 PR Week - Outstanding Agency Professional. We work for big multinationals and small start-up clients. Our culture is collaborative, transparent, empathetic and self-aware. We respect roles but don’t hide behind hierarchy. We work closely with our colleagues in New York, London and across Asia. If you thrive in a start-up culture, push your personal best, sit on the edge of your seat and are hungry to do great things with the best and brightest in the business, this is absolutely the place for you!

Ruder Finn San Francisco is looking for a dynamic Assistant Account Executive who loves working on both big tech multinationals and powerful start-ups, particularly in the analyst relations space with B2B and enterprise opportunities. We want a strong practitioner who speaks and writes clearly, is intellectually curious, can multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure with detailed information, and is fearless when working outside their comfort zone. The ideal candidate will be motivated by the belief that success is a shared goal, and also thrives on great media relations, holds themselves to high standards, and is passionate about their work. 



  • Assist with day-to-day media strategy. securing placements for technology accounts
  • Manage the day-to-day client relationship on assigned B2B and B2C technology accounts, participating in all client facing meetings and/or calls
  • Provide strategic client counsel that reflects a strong understanding of key client information including industry issues and competitive marketplace as well as products and services provided by the client
  • Exhibit effective project management while working closely with senior leadership within the agency
  • Prepare and review activity reports and status reports for clients
  • Develop recommendations and programs that reflect knowledge of technology media and B2B trade arenas
  • Assist in writing and distributing pitch letters, new releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, and other communications material
  • Develop relationships with external audiences (media, third party constituencies, etc.) to convey client's message
  • Assist with new business program research, development, and presentation



  • 1+ year experience in public relations, communications or related field required; B2B/B2C technology communications and analyst relations experience preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills with the ability to speak knowledgeable with high level executives internally and externally
  • Excellent writing skills, strong presentation capabilities, and proven media relations skills
  • Strong attention to all phases of account management and ability to proactively and effectively provide client counsel
  • A motivated, independent self-starter with willingness/ability to work in a client-focused, team-oriented environment

Ruder Finn provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ruder Finn will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Ruder Finn believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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