PR Senior Account Executive

REPORTS TO: Senior Account Executive
REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree
OFFICE LOCATION: Boston’s North End

The Senior Account Executive (SAE) has over five years of public relations agency experience. The SAE serves as a primary client contact, handling the execution of the tactical and strategic elements of Agency 451’s Hospitality public relations campaigns. The SAE reports directly to an Account Director and is responsible for the daily oversight of assigned Account Executives and Account Coordinators. The SAE also works closely with Agency 451’s social media team to facilitate integrated communications campaigns.

The SAE has mastered the tactical execution of a public relations campaign and continues to develop and refine strategic skills by working closely with Account Directors and executive staff to develop and implement a successful PR campaign. SAEs should think and act more strategically and proactively than Account Executives. SAEs should have demonstrated leadership and teaching skills through their work with Account Executives, Account Coordinators and support staff.


  • Develop a strong relationship with client contact(s); act as back-up to the Account Director
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key media members
  • Identify, pitch and follow-up with editorial opportunities and new media opportunities
  • Continually look to identify various client opportunities
  • Write and place by-lined articles when appropriate
  • Attend in-person press meetings with client, when appropriate
  • Write press kit documents as well as news releases and pitch letters
  • Develop press tour schedules, appointments; secure meetings at trade shows
  • Develop tactical plans for clients, as needed
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly PR reports
  • Keep abreast of each client’s industry; competition and coverage
  • Manage a team of Account Executives and Account Coordinators as assigned
  • Work with social media team when appropriate

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Five to seven years of public relations agency experience
  • Experience with Hospitality industry preferred


All interested candidates, please submit your cover letter and resume to


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Who is Agency 451 ?

Agency 451 knows it’s not about you or us, it’s about THEM…Your customers! By starting with consumer insights, our agency provides strategic creative, digital marketing and public relations campaigns that are compelling and engaging. Founded in 2004, 451 is one of the fastest growing independent agencies in the country with three offices and over eighty-five full-time staff. Winners of numerous industry awards for creative excellence, outstanding achievement in public relations, and innovation in digital marketing, 451 prides itself and credits its growth to the agency’s motto to always “exceed our clients’ expectations.”