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Ball Consulting Group, LLC is an award-winning strategic communications firm that was founded in 2004 and has built a national reputation in health care, nonprofits, education and crisis communications. We are seeking a Public Relations Account Executive with approximately three to five years of experience working in a PR or communications department setting or a PR agency.
The skills we are seeking include:
Exceedingly strong written and oral communications skills
Ability to develop media tools including news releases, op-eds, media advisories, and pitch letters
Ability to manage account details and to manage multiple accounts under tight, shifting deadlines
Record of accomplishment pitching story ideas to members of the media
Experience with social media strategy and implementation
Experience working with clients
Responsibilities will include:
Managing account implementation according to the account plan
Research and list development
Development of comprehensive media relations tools referenced above
Assisting in the development of communications plans
Assisting in the preparation of client meetings, briefings and presentations
Draft, design and execute social media posts
Conducting phone and e-mail media pitching
Attend virtual and in-person client meetings
Key requirements and details:
Candidates must possess a B.A. or B.S. in communications, public relations, journalism, political science or public policy, or related field
Three to five years’ experience in a PR setting
PR agency experience (for some portion of the three to five years) will best position a candidate to be selected.
Office is in Newton, Mass., on several express and local bus routes and free garage parking is included if driving
Hybrid schedule is an option
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and performance-based bonuses
Health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) plan and competitive PTO
We are a boutique firm with extensive reach. We are proud of the leadership track that we have created to support team members as they grow into communications leaders. Diversity of viewpoint and lived experience makes us a better organization, one that prides itself on inclusivity. We recognize and value that employees have a life outside of work and strive to create balance for our team members.
For more information, send a letter of interest and a resume to David Ball, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 20, 2023 – Ball Consulting Group is featured in the annual crisis communications issue of O’Dwyer’s, the top publication for public relations and marketing communications professionals.
The magazine published an opinion piece by President & Founder David Ball about how to handle a crisis situation when an employee’s action threatens the company’s reputation.
“We live in an age where information travels at the speed of light. In a single post, social media can make or break a person,” Ball writes. “It’s okay to lament this situation, but communicators must absolutely own it.”
Jan. 6, 2023 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC President David Ball was quoted in a recent New York Times story about Southwest Airlines’ operational nightmare that stranded travelers over the holidays.
“When you have the secretary of transportation going on network television and saying that your company is in a meltdown, that’s pretty much the definition of a crisis,” Ball told the Times, adding that the airline will need to rebuild their brand reputation over many years.
Please click here to read the full article.
Dec. 15, 2022 – What’s happening at Ball Consulting Group? Check out our new hire, Michelle McKenzie, and the media coverage we’ve secured recently for our clients in our fall/winter newsletter by clicking here.
Oct. 13, 2022 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC, a full-service, award-winning strategic communications firm, has announced the appointment of Michelle McKenzie as Account Manager. She will help lead the firm’s growing nonprofits and human services practice.
McKenzie is an experienced communications professional who has worked as a journalist and editor as well as in the fields of marketing and public relations. Prior to joining Ball Consulting Group, she served as the Communications and Business Development Specialist for the behavioral health nonprofit North Suffolk Mental Health Association, leading internal and external communications efforts.
As Communications and Public Policy Manager for the Providers’ Council, the largest human services trade association in New England, McKenzie was responsible for external communications including weekly newsletters, website content, a monthly newspaper, press releases and social media.
“Michelle brings a strong and varied public relations background to our firm, and her deep experience in the human services sector positions her perfectly to help lead and grow what is a rapidly expanding practice area for our firm,” said David A. Ball, president and founder of Ball Consulting Group. “Human services providers are facing immense workforce and reimbursement challenges and Michelle’s subject matter expertise allows her to get right to work telling that story.”
McKenzie began her career as a sports reporter for The Enterprise newspaper of Brockton, eventually becoming the Suburban Editor and directing coverage of 31 cities and towns south of Boston. She left in 2009 to pursue opportunities in public relations and marketing, specializing in the nonprofit sector.
McKenzie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. She loves sports, rescue animals, books and craft beer.
Ball Consulting Group, located in Newton, on Boston’s western border, provides a broad array of communications services including public and media relations, marketing communications, and crisis planning and management and specializes in the health care, nonprofit and education sectors. For more information, visit www.ballcg.com.
June 30, 2022 – What’s happening at Ball Consulting Group? Check out recent results for clients, our PR industry awards, and more in our summer newsletter by clicking here.
June 16, 2022 – Ball Consulting Group, LLC won a Silver Bell Ringer Award from PR Club, which honored and celebrated the outstanding work of PR, communications and marketing professionals in New England during the 54th Annual Bell Ringer Awards ceremony.
The company earned the “Silver Bell” for its series of media placements calling attention to the human services workforce crisis in Massachusetts, including a front-page story in the Boston Globe.
Jan. 11, 2022 – Ball Consulting Group is featured in the annual crisis communications special issue of O’Dwyer’s, the No. 1 publication for public relations and marketing communications professionals.
The magazine published a thought leadership piece by President & Founder David Ball on the communications steps that higher education leaders can take to combat hate and bias on campus.
Click here to read the article on O’Dwyer’s website (the full crisis communications special issue can be found here).