Public Relations Account Coordinator
PUNCH Canada Inc. - Toronto, ON

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PUNCH Canada is an award-winning public relations agency specializing in travel and consumer lifestyle. We are looking for a new Account Coordinator to join our team! You will be working closely with a dynamic team of dedicated PR professionals on a variety of communications projects that span public relations campaigns, digital and social media programs, events and media management. The ideal candidate is someone who is energetic and hardworking, driven, results-oriented and passionate to learn.

Responsibilities
- Compile and manage databases and lists
- Prepare media lists
- Make selected media calls
- Arrange and coordinate meetings
- Event support and preparation
- Elementary writing for editing by senior staff including media materials, backgrounders and programs
- Research support
- Document public relations projects (media coverage reports, wrapups, etc)
- Ongoing administrative duties including scanning, filing, etc.
- Support staff functions and other initiatives

Entry Level Criteria
- Post-secondary courses in public relations or a related field
- 2-3 years related or general work experience
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
- Strong writing skills
- Strong computer skills
- Knowledge of current events, local venues, national media

Detailed Competencies
- Strong writing skills with demonstrated potential for more advanced work, e.g. work will require a number of edits and redrafts
- Attend meetings as part of the consulting team and prepare meeting notes
- Assist with new business development through research, information collection and creation of competitor profiles
- Contribute creative ideas during brainstorms
- Demonstrate high standards of service excellence for the firm and the client

Personal Attributes
- Energetic and hard working
- Willing to share information
- Manages up with ideas
- Flawless attention to detail
- Professional attitude and demeanour
- Team player who assists all accounts when needed
- Enthusiastic
- Attention to deadlines
- Takes initiative to enhance PR skills and learn more about industry specialty
- Demonstrate ability to “go the extra mile” on behalf of the client
- Exemplify responsibility, accountability, professionalism and respect
- Proactive and self-driven


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