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February 11, 2021 by Judi Pickell

  • Full Time
  • Utah

We are looking for a highly motivated, talented individual to join our team. As an X-Factor Account Director, you will manage an expert team of public relations professionals to deliver successful communications campaigns and activities. You will actively manage external communications accounts and work directly with clients on a wide variety of projects and initiatives. Competitive candidates will possess excellent written and verbal communications skills and will be adept at fostering interpersonal relationships. Must be a self-starter who can work independently in a fast-paced environment.
• Manage client accounts
• Develop and execute all aspects of communications campaigns and communications-related activities
• Provide support for agency growth and account development
• Oversee media strategy and foster strong relationships with senior journalists, industry spokespeople, and influencers
• Lead a team of PR professionals, including training and employee professional development
• Possess a bachelor’s degree and 6-9 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing, public relations, or related field, including advertising, media and publishing.
• Senior-level ability to conceptualize and execute integrated communications activities
• Ability to build positive rapport and trusted advisor relationships with clients
• Comfortable working with technology media across industry verticals, pitching stories, staffing briefings and providing targeted outreach to diverse audiences
• Established relationships with media, including journalists, analysts and other influencers
• Able to manage others and oversee multiple direct reports with different managerial requirements, working on both hard-and soft-skill development
• Strong editing and writing capabilities
Salary range is $75,000 to $90,000 annually. This full-time position comes with a full package of benefits, including medical, vision, dental and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, wellness benefits, paid vacation and sick leave. This position is eligible for participation in the company’s profit-sharing plan. Employees are provided with opportunities for regular incentive bonuses and merit increases. Flexible work schedule and remote work options available.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to For questions, please call Michelle Kaleel at 801-244-3185.
X-Factor Strategic Communications is a full-service public relations agency that specializes in innovative, data-driven communications. Strategy is literally our middle name. We provide a full suite of services, including public relations, partnering and facilitation, event planning and grassroots public involvement.
Let’s just say that we have that X-Factor.

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