Public Relations Account Manager

Alexandria, Virginia

Employment Type:

Agency, PR/Communications

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Job Description

TorchLight seeks a PR Account Manager for a fast-growing agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The Account Manager will oversee and execute high-impact PR and marketing programs for a variety of clients. He or she will work across digital and traditional platforms with a results-driven focus.


  • Develop and implement innovative PR and marketing plans that map to client objectives
  • Lead inbound and outbound media relations efforts, establishing and maintaining key media relationships
  • Write effective content pieces including blogs, articles, media alerts, press releases, case studies, speaker pitches, talking points, and related materials
  • Drive thought leadership through placement of key content in related publications, blogs, and other relevant channels
  • Serve as project manager, ensuring all deliverables meet deadlines and specs
  • Communicate proactively with clients on progress, issues, and results, serving as key client lead
  • Measure and report on performance and make recommendations for optimization


  • 5+ years of experience in account management for PR programs; B2G or Government Contracting Experience highly preferred; agency experience mandatory
  • Successful development of public relations programs, including media coverage and expert client management
  • Established relationships with local and national media contacts
  • Adept at tracking media placements, coverage, and effectiveness of other digital and traditional program elements
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills with high attention to detail
  • B.A. in PR, communications, or related field

Additional Information

TorchLight matches qualified candidates like you with marketing, communications, creative, and digital roles that are a professional and cultural fit. We can help you find a new position at a variety of exciting organizations that match your career goals and aspirations. Whether you are interested in contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent positions, we are 100% committed to ensuring that you have a positive candidate experience and to helping you succeed in your next career move. Benefits for Contractors In addition to competitive compensation, TorchLight offers our contractors industry-leading benefits like medical insurance and 401(k) plans. Contact us for more information.

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