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Public Relations Account Manager

Abel Communications, an award-winning public relations firm based in Baltimore, seeks an experienced and creative Account Manager to support agency growth. In this exciting role, the candidate will support several PR client accounts with an opportunity to lead on special projects and other key company and client initiatives. We seek a talented professional with a passion for public relations and a proven track record of success on behalf of clients. The successful candidate will have the experience to hit the ground running, combined with a desire to always learn and implement what’s next in a fast-moving industry. 

Applicants should have at least 5-10 years of agency or in-house senior level client management experience and skills; a deep understanding of the PR and strategic communications landscape; and a proven ability to set strategy, prioritize tasks, manage teams, and deliver accountable results.  We also highly value candidates who are detail oriented and have the ability to organize themselves and client activities successfully. Above all, we seek a professional who loves the art and science of public relations, is a driven, collaborative team player, and will energetically support our collective desire to be the best in our field.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact and leader for three or more clients, managing staffing and profitability
  • Manage the implementation of scopes-of-work to ensure that client deliverables are successfully met on deadline
  • Demonstrate creativity and proactivity by leading group brainstorms, developing new story ideas, and providing strategic recommendations on PR programs
  • Demonstrate a solid track record of regularly placing high-profile media coverage on behalf of clients, showcasing a strong ROI for the client
  • Develop relationships with key top-tier media and share new media contacts and opportunities with Abel Communications staff
  • Exhibit a strong understanding of owned media strategy and implementation
  • Demonstrate expertise in social media platforms, strategy, and measurement
  • Provide reporting and measurement for all program activities
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff members, including guidance on their professional growth
  • Display a strong understanding of and effectively communicate Abel Communications service offerings to existing clients and continually provide new and fresh ideas for renewal/expansion proposals


  • BA or BS in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • 5-10+ years of PR agency or communications department experience
  • Successful experience pitching to local and national media
  • Successfully managed clients with annual PR budgets of 100K+
  • Demonstrate strong writing and communication skills
  • Successfully managed an organization’s social media accounts, developed strategy, and has an understanding of paid media, specifically as it relates to amplifying earned media
  • Previous experience as a main point of contact for client relationships, managing staffing and profitability
  • Successfully managed people, staffing, budgets and profitability

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant work samples to with subject line: Public Relations Account Manager Candidate.

Other Info

Abel Communications fosters a collaborative and enjoyable workplace where employees are encouraged to do great work and make time for great lives. We have been a finalist or winner in the Baltimore Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards for several years. In 2020, Abel Communications was named PRSA Maryland Team of the Year. 

We provide a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and short-term disability insurance and a flexible work schedule. We emphasize the importance of continued professional development and skill development.  We close the office on Orioles Opening Day and have many outings throughout the year to foster teamwork and camaraderie. We love Baltimore, our clients, coming up with BIG ideas and delivering amazing work.

Our business is currently operating in a hybrid environment with employee-driven flexibility to work from where we are most productive. 

Abel Communications respects and values diversity and is committed to creating a culture that is inclusive. Abel Communications is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class.

Every day I'm encouraged to grow, try new things and be creative. I work with leadership and colleagues who I respect and feel appreciated for my work. The team supports each other in our growth and are all the kind of people you want to grab happy hour with too.

-Mara Bensing, Account Manager

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