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Career Opportunity: Account Executive

Title: Account Executive

Location: Chicago, Hybrid or Remote

Effective Date:  February 1, 2024

Company Details:

Stretch PR is a fast-growing public relations agency in Chicago. Focused on media relations, social media, content marketing, brand activation and more, Stretch PR is bringing breakthrough strategies to clients in a myriad of industries – from business to sports.

Our purpose at Stretch PR is to build an agency with people who are passionate and eager to deliver incredible results for clients, appreciate being part of an entrepreneurial experience and are motivated to reap the shared benefits of success.

Our vision is to be a leading PR agency in Chicago serving upper-middle market and large corporate clients. Our mission is to grow by hiring and maintaining top talent, establishing deep and lasting client partnerships, providing a robust suite of impactful PR services and always striving to reach stretch goals.

At Stretch PR, we value giving back, loving the work, being kind to one another and beating expectations.

About the Role:

The account executive role at Stretch PR requires a passionate practitioner, with strengths in media relations, social media marketing, influencer marketing and brand activation. This role is a key supporter of client business – helping to execute programs for a variety of clients. Account executives handle:

  • Media Relations: Leading earned and paid media relations efforts, creating compelling storytelling, and securing media coverage on behalf of clients. Developing compelling written materials, including press releases, media pitches, bylined articles and more.
  • Social Media: Leading social media content development, calendar development and creative design.
  • Influencer Marketing: Identifying, establishing and managing partnerships with key figures and influencers in various industries to drive tangible business results for clients. Coordinating appearances with clients during events and activations.
  • Content Marketing: Supporting production of content, including copywriting, graphics and videos.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Monitoring media coverage and industry trends to provide timely insights to clients. Preparing regular reports on campaign performance and making data-driven recommendations for optimization.
  • Research and Support: Supporting programs with various client management tasks, including research.

Key Skills:

  • Media relations – earned and paid
  • Ideation/creativity
  • Project management
  • Client service and communication
  • Execution and measurement


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or related field
  • 1-3 years working in public relations or related position, preferably in an agency environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • A passion for being part of an entrepreneurial experience in a rapidly expanding public relations business

To learn more or to apply for this position, please contact Stretch PR at