Account Executive / Senior Account Executive – Public Affairs & Media Relations

12 May, 2021


Account Executive / Senior Account Executive – Public Affairs & Media Relations

OPR Communications
Riverside, CA/San Diego, CA
OPR Communications is seeking full-time team members for mid-level positions
Immediate Opportunities
Account Executive – Media Relations
Account Executive – Media Relations & Public Affairs
Senior Account Executive – Public Affairs
Senior Account Executive – Media Relations
As the leading public relations firm in the Inland Empire, with offices in Riverside CA and San Diego CA, the award-winning OPR team specializes in developing and executing complex public affairs, media relations, public education and community outreach programs on behalf of a wide range of land-use development, transportation, energy, corporate and government clients.
General Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Political Science, Communications or Public Relations preferred
  • Minimum of one to five years of relevant experience


General Skills/Abilities 


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strategic planning
  • Forward-thinking and anticipatory planning skills
  • Social media expertise
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • An understanding of the Southern California media market and/or existing relationships with local, regional, state and national journalists
  • An understanding of the Southern California political landscape and existing relationships with local municipalities are a plus


General Duties


  • Develop and implement tactical components of client communications programs
  • Serve as a primary client contact and supervise the work of other agency staff on the account
  • Supervise junior staff to support client media relations, community relations and strategic communications services
  • Develop client-ready materials including presentations, media materials, speeches, news releases, newsletters and other collateral materials
  • Act as the media contact for clients, develop and maintain relationships with relevant members of media members
  • Assist with the development of workflows, budgets and other tools to keep projects and teams on track
  • Develop and execute plans for community events/briefings, news conferences, media pitching and crisis comms, as needed
  • Participate in business development, RFP preparation and new client presentations


Apply by contacting Andrew Gagen, Founder and Lead Recruiter, MVP Recruiters.  Andrew is based in Chicago and may be contacted at or by phone on (847) 606-8488

Job posted: 2021-05-12