Decibel Blue | Account Executive – Public Relations


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March 7, 2019


Whether Decibel Blue's client is a world-renown brand or they are a start-up, our approach remains the same. Now in our 14th year of business, with offices in Denver and Scottsdale, we are steadfast in upholding our brand’s values and taking care of each other and our families. Clients call us easy to work with, imaginative and effective, which is why some have been with us for more than a decade. We are seeking a talented individual who wants to become a member of our team, as a full-time Public Relations Account Executive.

All our accounts employ a team structure. You will never feel like you've been abandoned. Well, you might, but it won't be because of something we did. Besides, that's what psychologists are for. Initially, you will be asked to play a role on established client teams, and soon (hopefully) will then earn the opportunity to lead new accounts. The people who have flourished at Decibel Blue sincerely believe in the power of a team. We win and lose together and most importantly, we learn together.

The Job?

• Acts as the right hand to the Director of Public Relations and works with all four of the agency's partners. They are all equally delightful in wonderfully “unique” ways. Like the spin?

• Serves as the lead or support on accounts, maintaining an ongoing understanding of the client's goals, the results they value and their company’s competitive landscape

• Maintains regular client contact to ensure effective strategy, execution and reporting

• Networks and cultivates relationships with journalists, influencers and colleagues

• Develops and pitches compelling stories to local, regional, national, and trade media. We never waste journalists' time and that’s why they keep taking our pitches.
• Copywriting of bylined contributing articles, press releases, award applications and social media content. We all love AP Style, right?

• Think creatively and strategically about new ways to use social media, digital marketing tools and influencer activations. Everyone on the team embraces social media and pitches in as needed. 

• Adept at online database and reporting software etc. How do you feel about Underwood typewriters?

• Supports crisis communications and issues management projects although our clients never get in trouble

• Develops creative, thoughtful and strategic annual plans and budgets for clients

• Responds happily, to the last-minute and after-hours needs of both your clients and colleagues. OK, maybe "happily" was a bit much. 

• Manage relationships with partner vendors. Some are, uh, quirky. We love them all the same.

• Work closely with your marketing and design colleagues to manage daily project workflow as it relates to PR accounts.


Experience – 2+ years experience in public relations, ideally at an agency. Why not corporate? At an agency you have to balance the needs of multiple clients in multiple industries and know how to make each one feel like they are your only client. And while doing that, you understand that being meticulous about tracking your time is an essential part of your job because it is the foundation of any agency's business model. 

Expertise - Our areas of focus are real estate, retail, wellness and restaurants. And our sister agency Decibel Green handles cannabis clients. Ideally, one or more of those industries is how you roll too. You are an exceptional writer. Not just media pitches and press releases, but bylined articles, social media posts, client briefings and tight, clear business emails. You know AP Style inside and out. Even if the person who wrote this perhaps doesn’t. You appreciate that while getting that big "hit" is exciting, media is just one part of public relations. You understand ultimately all that matters is the result the client sees. Which usually means making the cash register ring.

Personable – Connects easily with people. You have the relationship skills and confidence to work daily with the CEO of a $150 million business and reassure them, that while you're young in your career, you’ve got it all under control. We are partners to our clients, not just their vendors (yes, there is a difference). Being able to hold a conversation about something other than work, with the person who writes us a check every month, is just as important as writing them a great press release.

Accountable and Collaborative - There is no "CYA" at Decibel Blue. The only acceptable finger pointing is raising your hand and asking a colleague how you can help them. We call our brainstorms Rasta’s. We all participate in a Rasta whether it’s “our” account or not. Every client is everyone’s responsibility. The only stars at Decibel Blue are the clients. And Ella Fitzgerald the turtle.

Professional – You have zero tolerance for typos or careless mistakes, because our clients won't and the media doesn't, which means the people paying you never will. Details matter. Deadlines matter. No joke.

Mindful – Someone who has some life experience or perspective. If you value what makes Decibel Blue’s culture special, you belong here.

Passion - You like to learn, stay educated, develop a network and proactively make contributions to the agency that extend beyond your official job duties. We run lean, wear lots of hats, shoes and jackets.

Fun - You like to laugh and make others laugh, because no, we are not curing cancer here. 

Hungry - You welcome the opportunity to help develop, find, pitch and close new business opportunities. And reap the rewards.

Fearless - The right person will hit the ground running, and while you will, of course, have a learning period of at least a day or two, you also understand the importance of immediate success and results.

When can you start?
To apply, email: [email protected]. Include your résumé, writing samples, screenshots or case studies demonstrating your work and salary requirements. All are required to be considered.

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