Account Director

About Treble

Treble is turning the traditional PR agency on its head. We are headquartered in a brand new office space in East Austin where we know our company values and culture are paramount to success. Led by an experienced collection of media relations professionals, we act as a newsroom, creating impressive and consistent wins as a team firing on all cylinders. We believe great ideas are just as important as great relationships. We believe in an aggressive, yet intelligent approach to media relations. We believe in working with clients that view us as an integral partner. We have amazing clients and compete and win against some of the biggest agencies in the world, and we expect the winning to continue as Treble scales.

Our team consists of a diverse group of former agency rainmakers, entrepreneurs & journalists from broadcast and leading online tech publications. We work with entrepreneurs, VCs and global brands whose innovations change the way people live and organizations work. Our clients quickly become familiar faces on the media circuit, and define and are ultimately viewed as trusted experts within their respective industries.

About you

As an Account Director, you are the media backbone of each account you work on. You should have a passion for securing media coverage. You have built up a network of trusted media sources and you can engage a diverse range of media at a moment’s notice. You understand how to cater and deliver customized pitches to business and technology outlets. You apply your full creativity and focus to each client, strategy and project, and work hard to generate ridiculous(ly awesome) results that gel into each client’s unique PR and business goals. 

The best ideas thrive under our roof, and you thrive in a creative environment. Communication expertise, outstanding time management skills, and a passion for technology, public relations, social media and teamwork are essential to succeed in this position. Here’s a detailed list of what the job looks like: 

Account roles

  • Manage up to 5 accounts 
  • Providing strategic counsel to clients – ongoing and when faced with good news or unexpected challenges
  • Ensuring the strategic value and highest quality of all client deliverables
  • Communicating proactively – both verbally and written – regarding strategic client documents and ongoing client activities
  • Fostering successful client working relationships via consistent communication, listening and in-person time
  • Strong understanding of clients business and technology 
  • Ideate and execute original campaigns and strategies on time and on budget via content, social, trendjacking and announcements
  • Identifying key messages and audiences 
  • Additional responsibilities as needed and when assigned 

 

Media relations

  • Executing all aspects of strategic media relations; leveraging existing relationships with reporters and outlets on behalf of client and agency
  • Building new media relationships; proactively engaging media on a regular basis with heavy emphasis on Tier 1 media 
  • Securing and staffing interviews; developing savvy / timely ideas and moving pitches from “concept to coverage”
  • Creating and presenting strategic media relations plans for individual launches
  • Ability to measure and present ROI of communications activities 
  • Conduct mock interviews with executives 

 

Team leadership

  • Active mentorship of junior team members to build out their respective PR skillsets and empower team overall productivity
  • Responsible for up to 4 direct reports 
  • Contribute to account team hours allocation via weekly syncs with Director of Operations 
  • Seeking opportunities to recruit talented people to join the team
  • Identifying, attending and encouraging others to attend networking events
  • Contributing to agency growth and direction via All-Hands Meetings 
  • Leading by example by setting the positive, uplifting tone to create a spirit of teamwork, enthusiasm and quality
  • Identify areas for improvement and bring solutions to the team 
  • Be an ambassador to the Agency – committed to Treble mission and culture  

 

Travel

  • New business travel may be required as needed
  • Travel for client facing meetings as needed

 

Account Manager bandwidth deployment

  • 50% media relations
  • 25% account management (client communication | account strategy | launch strategy | leading bi-weekly account calls)
  • 25% Treble internal team management (mentorship | internal communications | delegation & feedback)

 

Reports to

  • CEO

Mentors

  • Senior Account Executive, Account Executives, Coordinators & Interns 

Location

  • Austin, TX

Employment Type

  • At-Will
  • Full-time
  • Exempt

Experience: 

  • 7 yrs of Tech PR minimum with a minimum 1 yr of account management
  • Degree in communications, journalism or English
  • Strong track record of strategic vision and earned media results 
  • Strong track record of professionalism, leadership and teamwork
  • Impeccable organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure in both proactive and reactive environments
  • Thrives in fast-paced and ever-changing environment 

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 401K
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Merit-based bonuses and promotion
  • Professional advancement and continued education opportunities
  • Great vacation policy and paid holidays
  • Remote work Friday’s
  • Dog-friendly office environment 
  • Monthly fitness benefit
  • A culture founded on transparency, open communication, strong work ethic, and reward 
  • Team outings including volunteer opportunities, lunch, happy hours and quarterly reward events 

 

Ready to join our team? Send your cover letter and resume to jointheteam@treblepr.com No phone calls, please.