Account Coordinator, DC – Communications/Social Justice & CSR – Fenton Communications – Washington

Corporate Social Responsibility
Fenton is the social change agency taking on the world’s toughest challenges in human rights, social and economic justice, environment, education and public health. Primed with deep issue expertise and powered by creativity and passion, we create strategies for clients to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Our communications experts combine creative skills with deep sector expertise to help changemakers maximize the impact of their work.
With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Seattle, we develop and execute strategic public awareness campaigns. Fenton has a culture steeped in social change and activism, with a collaborative work environment, excellent benefits and a strong sense of purpose and community across the agency.
This job will be remote for the duration of Shelter in Place policies due to Covid, then back to our offices with some work from home flexibility.

Entry Level Opportunity
Our DC office is currently seeking a communications savvy Account Coordinator with a passion for making social change and interest in corporate social responsibility. Preferred candidates will have 1-2 years of experience in project support, research, media relations and social media campaigns in public interest advocacy or social justice communications setting or demonstrated equivalent experience.
Fenton has a high-energy, challenging, and supportive environment that puts its clients first while taking professional development of its staff seriously. We want staff who want to work hard, work smart and learn how to be effective change-makers.
The Account Coordinator’s primary role is to provide project support in the development and execution of communications strategies for our clients. A typical week will include a blend of project coordination and logistics, media outreach, research, copy-editing, media monitoring and participation in larger team strategy sessions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Monitor news media and social media; compile summaries of coverage
Research relevant journalists for targeted pitches and build media lists
Pitch all levels of reporters, editors, producers, bloggers
Conduct research on issue areas, online communities, media markets and new business prospects
Help create and edit press releases, advisories, pitch memos, fact sheets, op-eds, online content and other collateral
Assist with client accounting codes, budgets, projections and work plans
Schedule meetings and setting up teleconferences, as needed
Contribute to message development
Conduct communications audits using Google, Lexis-Nexis, Radian6 and other Internet tools
Help with landscape and competitive analysis research projects; gather insights to inform campaigns and communications strategies.
Organize logistics for client meetings, conferences and other events
Develop presentations and design materials using a number of digital tools, such as Keynote or PowerPoint
Proofread/copyedit documents
Participate in new business pitches as assigned
Participate in creative brainstorm sessions
Support digital campaigns, website projects and social media management

You are
Passionate and informed about social change and corporate social responsibility
Naturally curious and eager to take on new challenges
Prepared to put clients first and have some customer service experience
Able to pitch and secure media placements while being an avid consumer of news
An excellent writer and editor
Resourceful and adept at shifting gears in a fast-paced work environment
An eagle-eyed researcher who leaves no stones unturned
Obsessed with the latest internet meme, what makes it so popular and how a client might ride its wave
Eager to learn, teach others what you know, and participate in a team with a collaborative style
Looking to enjoy a fast-paced and creative work place with wonderful colleagues

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (minimum requirement)
1-2 years of relevant experience
Demonstrated writing and editing skills
Ability to work on multiple projects
Attention to detail and organization

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