Account Executive

About Us

Entrepreneurial spark. Insatiable curiosity. That’s what drives the public relations, advertising and public affairs professionals that make up KGBTexas Communications. It’s in our DNA.

We’re passionate about creating ideas that reach the people our clients want to connect with, and then moving those ideas into action to have positive consequence in the community. We’re good at asking why, and even better at asking why not. That attitude has taken us far and allowed us to create successful and long-lasting partnerships with our clients, our communities and our teams. It’s why we do what we do.

KGBTexas, recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s Best Places to Work, is looking for a positive, energetic and resourceful team member with outstanding communications and organizational skills to help lead efforts for top-tier clients. Ideal candidates will have proven PR/media relations experience, social media skills and basic design capabilities, as well as proven ability to work as part of a high-performing team.

Our Culture

We’re proud of our agency’s culture, and we live and breathe our values at work and beyond. And while we work hard, we care harder. We care for each other as individuals as well as colleagues. What’s more, we care about our community. So much so that we created KGBCares, an initiative through which we support nonprofit agencies and initiatives that help bring about positive change.

Our Values

Bold: change agent; exhibits confidence; shows courage to take action; willing to challenge status quo

Entrepreneurial: takes ownership and pride; willing to take risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities

Strategic: change management; quality management; delegation; visionary leadership; managing people

Curious: asks why; seeks knowledge; looks for ways to improve performance; gathers and analyzes information

Our Opportunity

Job Title: Account Executive

Job Location: Houston, TX

Relocation Expense: No

Reports To: Account Supervisor

Direct Reports: NA

Role Summary: KGBTexas, recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s Best Places to Work, is looking for a positive, energetic and resourceful team member with outstanding communications and organizational skills to help lead efforts for top-tier clients. Ideal candidates will have proven PR/media relations experience, social media skills and basic design capabilities, as well as proven ability to work as part of a high-performing team.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead day-to-day activities of assigned accounts and collaborate with team members on strategy, planning and implementation.
  • Cultivate and nurture strong working relationships with client contacts, understanding their business needs and delivering exceptional client service.
  • Create and execute effective PR/PA/social strategies across multiple channels, including traditional and digital media.
  • Foster relationships with key media contacts and stakeholders.
  • Create thought-leadership content, including bylined articles, opinion pieces and other similar materials.
  • Support social media efforts, including calendar development/management and content creation as appropriate.
  • Support design and creation of professional-quality marketing materials, including sales sheets, newsletters, social-media graphics and other similar assets.
  • Stay up to date on news, trends and events affecting clients’ industries, alerting clients and account teams to relevant information and opportunities as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and support virtual and in-person events, including planning, scheduling and other similar activities.
  • Work with account teams to manage budgets, alerting leadership to challenges or issues.
  • Monitor, prepare and distribute client-communication materials, including campaign-performance reports, status reports, billing summaries, meeting agendas, meeting reports, earned-media coverage information and other items as needed.
  • Support senior leadership team with crisis communications efforts as appropriate.
  • Assist with business-development activities and pro-bono account work as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience. Agency and/or media experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including proficiency in AP writing style.
  • Experience working with Canva or other design platforms a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must work well under changing and multiple deadlines. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a plus.
  • Manage, prioritize and organize projects and initiatives with strong attention to detail and excellent work product.
  • Work independently with limited supervision and relative autonomy, but also be able to work collaboratively within a team.

 

If you like the sound of our philosophy, we’d like to hear from you. Send a resume and cover letter to careers@kgbtexas.com or click here to access the online submission form.