Account Associate

Switchboard Public Relations (Switchboard) helps innovators, technologists and change makers create a positive impact by driving communication strategies that get meaningful results. With industry expertise, a passion for technology and a solid list of influential relationships across North America and beyond, we make things happen. We are a full-service agency offering media relations, issues management, content creation and stakeholder relations.

Over the last six years, Switchboard’s rapid growth has extended from our head office in Vancouver, British Columbia to expand across North America. We’re proud to be Canada’s first and only tech-focused strategic communications firm. We bring together the best and brightest team for each client’s needs. Think of us as your connectors, creative problem solvers and the dedicated team who gets it done.

The agency is growing and looking to add an Associate to the team with one to three years of agency or marketing experience. The work pace is fast, and we require a detail-oriented, ultra-organized, and motivated candidate who loves to work with innovators, industry experts and media to share stories and make headlines.

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. You’re comfortable interacting with senior management and agency clients.
  • Dedicated project planning and execution skills. You can work alongside Senior Consultants to strategize, organize tasks and meet deliverables.
  • Proven track record of account management abilities. Fulfilling administrative duties, preparing presentations and reports, and tracking budgets is second-nature.
  • Confident relationship builder. You build trust quickly with all stakeholders.
  • Detailed event organizer. You know how to get the job done.
  • Media relations awareness. With a knowledge of the media ecosystem, you can determine story leads, and connect to craft and sell in pitches.
  • Government interest. You have an awareness of government processes and how to navigate them for clients.
  • Dynamic self-starter. Ability to work autonomously on multiple projects simultaneously while effectively prioritizing and hitting your deadlines.
  • In the know. Interest and awareness of the technology landscape and the eco-systems which affect it.
  • PR rock star without the ego but with a ‘can-do attitude. Educational background in communications, social or behavioural sciences. High energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humour.

Compensation and Location:

  • Salary is $60,000 based on experience
  • Hybrid work environment based out of our East Vancouver office
  • Two weeks paid vacation and summer hours
  • Benefits after a probationary period
  • Benefits include committed leadership with coaching and mentoring, regular training events to expand your skills, full health benefits package, generous professional development allowance ($2,500 base), fun team get-togethers, partial payment of mobile and home internet costs, new business commission, and the occasional awesome surprise
  • This is a full-time salaried position. Occasional evening and weekend hours required

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates, please send your resume and cover letter to Leslie Hayden, Strategic Advisor at Switchboard at [email protected] with the subject line: Associate Position.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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