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Matter Public Relations Assistant Account Executive, Tech in Rochester, New York

Public Relations Assistant Account Executive, Tech- Rochester, NY (Hybrid: In office Mon-Thurs)

Matter is an independent and thriving brand elevation agency unifying PR, creative services, and digital marketing.  From fast growth startups to established brands, we work with clients across diverse industries, including technology, consumer and professional services.  We immerse ourselves in our clients’ worlds so that we can develop and execute strategic, content-rich campaigns that inspire action and build value through measurable results.

As we’ve grown, we’ve maintained focus on building and nurturing an inclusive, team-oriented and creative environment because we know that when we tap into our collective brainpower we come up with inspired solutions for our clients and because it makes for a happy place to work. We work with people we like and can learn from, making our jobs a positive aspect of a balanced life.  At Matter, we prioritize employee diversity, equity and inclusion and value everyone’s unique story. We’re proud of the many awards that we’ve garnered as a Top Place to Work and as a Top Agency in the US, but we’re equally as proud of the many organizations that we’ve helped through our agency-wide volunteer initiative.  If you’re the kind of professional that takes their work seriously, but also doesn’t take themselves too seriously, this could be the place to grow your career.

We’re currently looking for a creative, results-focused Assistant Account Executive to join our team, who will play a key supporting role in executing client PR programs through traditional channels.

Here’s a mix of what you’ll be doing day to day: 

  • Secure client media opportunities in trade, consumer, business media and other outlets, managing all steps of the process 

  • Conduct reliable and accurate media research (editorial calendars, speaking opportunities, media/analyst list development) and provide teams with industry-relevant news and research 

  • Produce strong written documents, including pitches, press releases, speaking opportunity abstracts, client communications, etc. 

  • Actively participate in client/team meetings, offering creative ideas/solutions 

  • Work with junior team members to proactively deliver client FYI/trend and news updates 

Along with creativity, drive and self-motivation, your previous experience and attributes will include: 

  • 1-2+ years of post-college PR experience is required for this role

  • Prior experience working in an agency setting, or working with B2B and/or tech industry clients is preferred

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant business experience is required for this role

  • Pitching experience strongly preferred. 

  • Strong writing and communication skills 

  • Willingness to work in a fast-moving, dynamic, and team-oriented environment 

  • Ability to work with multiple clients simultaneously 

  • Excellent organizational skills 

  • Fast learner with an inquisitive mind and eye for detail 

Benefits: A healthy culture requires healthy, happy people. That’s why Matter goes above and beyond to provide exceptional benefits and fun bonuses to our workforce. These include:

  • Health, dental and vision plan

  • 401(k) plan

  • Disability and life insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Employee assistance plan

  • Comprehensive time-off plan (including holiday, PTO and sick time)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Summer Fridays (2pm close every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

  • Flex Fridays (work from anywhere!)

  • Annual holiday paid break between Christmas and New Year’s

  • Birthdays off

  • Paid volunteer time through Helping Hands

  • Monthly FUN events in all offices

  • Employee referral program

  • Mentor program for junior employees

  • Matter Wellness program, featuring extracurricular activities and interoffice competitions

  • Office exchange program

  • Trainings and educational programs

  • Mental health day

  • Floating religious holiday

  • Surprise rewards throughout the year

  • Exceptional company culture

Matter provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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