Account Executive (PR) Job in Toronto, ON at North Strategic –

Job Description

Company Description

A three-time SABRE Canadian Agency of the Year winner (2015, 2016, 2019) North has achieved unprecedented success since launching in 2011. North disrupts the industry with its approach to PR, influencer, social and digital, establishing itself as a Canadian agency leader.

Where other agencies begin to stagnate, North has found the sweet spot between boutique and large agency: this ‘nine-year-old start-up’ is running on fresh momentum.

What’s the secret? While a slew of major new clients are tapping the team for their unique blend of expertise, many of North’s “OG” clients are expanding their work with the agency, fuelling organic growth.

We’re an agency all about taking risks, thinking big and a true belief that good ideas can come from anywhere.

(And yes, the rumours are true: North is a “No timesheet agency.”)

Job Description

As an Account Executive, you will be working as part of a collaborative account team that develops and delivers strategic, creative client programs. Your job is to tell the client’s story and relentlessly pursue the best ROI, with a focus on executing programs and developing client relationships. An essential ingredient of your success is the ability to partner and collaborate with a number of internal and external stakeholders.

We’re looking for a passionate team player with strong creative and strategic thinking who can create cross-channel media strategies for our clients. Ideally, this candidate will have 2-3 years of experience developing broadly integrated marketing strategies.

Some of the amazing work you’ll do:

  • Provide exceptional results for our clients in public relations, events, media relations and social media communications
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of how to distill client information, including general business strategy, industry issues and key stakeholders in order to help develop and deliver strong communications results
  • Help develop award-winning, insightful and creative ideas to drive results and brand influence for our clients
  • Craft and deliver targeted messages; write, edit and proofread a full range of materials, such as press releases, fact sheets, pitch letters, blog posts, client emails/reports, briefing books, status grids, activity reports, etc.
  • Be relentless in the pursuit of program effectiveness; manage day-to-day program activities, overall program implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and research capabilities to support the development of innovative campaigns
  • Support strategic brand campaigns and have the ability to sell in big ideas within an integrated agency model
  • Manage multiple facets of client programs, including research and insights, strategy development, event planning, campaign execution, analytics and reporting
  • Utilize the latest measurement technologies to uncover new insights to inform brand strategy
  • Use strong insights and detailed consumer research to inform campaign creation
  • Build strong relationships with media contacts (written and verbal outreach) while effectively managing media lists
  • Provide timely feedback to management on progress against goals
  • Ongoing tracking and knowledge of industry and brand best practices for PR, influencer relations and social media
  • Contribute in a meaningful way to a dynamic agency culture through training, development and mentoring opportunities


Our successful candidate will possess some of the following attributes below. This is just a starting point – if you feel you don’t meet the suggested experience and/or skills, we still encourage you to apply!

Who you are:

  • Post-graduate diploma in Public Relations, Corporate Communications or related discipline
  • 2-3 years of communications/agency experience; consumer, technology and/or lifestyle brands is an asset
  • Extensive experience in media relations, event management and influencer relations
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, time management, organized and is detail-oriented
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. is an asset
  • Demonstrate abilities as a creative thinker and encourage others to think outside the box
  • Dynamic, team player with the ability to work in a collaborative, creative, entrepreneurial, and fast-paced environment

Additional Information

Why North Strategic? Something we’re most proud of at North is our level of employee engagement. Our employees love coming to work, but also have relationships that extend beyond the work week. As a team we celebrate our company and employee milestones and encourage quality time together. We take pride in our empowering entrepreneurial culture, which is a result of our strong commitment to employee engagement and continuous growth opportunities.

What we’re offering:

  • Meaningful work where you can have a direct impact working on some of the biggest brands out there!
  • A culture of entrepreneurship, creativity, growth and collaboration.
  • Work with top talent at an award-winning agency on a serious growth trajectory.
  • A focused commitment to career development and personal success – let us help you.
  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits package including substantial time off policies and mental wellness resources (like really. It’s a big deal).
  • Oh, and did we mention the perks?! Hybrid work from home/office environment, parental leave top-up program, annual summer offsites, regular social events, cell phone & internet allowance, professional development and wellness allowance, and NO timesheets! Just to name a few… #workperks.
  • All staff meetings so you’re always in the know.

To apply for this position, click “I’m Interested” and easily submit your resume. Note that only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you very much for your interest in working at North Strategic. We look forward to meeting you!

North Strategic is committed workplace diversity and will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process

About the Company

Company: North Strategic –

Company Location:  Toronto, ON

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