Account Supervisor, PR

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US-CA-San Francisco
United States-CA-San Francisco
Public Relations

What We Need

Codeword is looking for an Account Supervisor, a PR pro with at least 4 years of experience who can handle clients and wants to work with exec, peer and junior staff as equals.


You will lead by example and help manage and teach our junior staff the trade. With support of the PR team, you will own and run your accounts with a support team and be responsible for crafting and implementing PR strategies that generate results for our clients. You will manage your account teams and direct reports on their career growth. You will contribute to our new business initiatives, be responsible for day-to-day client communications, and give confident counsel to clients on media strategy and media relations.

What you'll be doing

  • A strong writer. If you are articulate and can express yourself intelligently, we want you. If you can explain something complex to a journalist in three sentences or less, we want you.
  • A person who knows people, and how to engage those people. We want them to like you and respect you (liking you is optional). Specifically, you know the media, and they know you. You know entrepreneurs. You live for the startup world. And you love it.
  • An idea person / An execution person. Creative enough to think big, humble and hard-working enough to execute WELL on a tactical level.
  • A person who has a passion for technology. You have solid experience in tech + b2b. Consumer lifestyle experience is a plus!
  • An entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs know there is no “off” switch, so we need people that can always be “on.” Even when it isn’t convenient. We don’t punch a clock here, but do (try to) track the hours we’re spending on an account – and we manage our time ruthlessly because we have to.
  • You have experience. We need someone that has done this before. A few times. You aren’t an executive (yet), but you know how to run a PR program, and you’ve been around long enough to know the press – and more important, they know you.
  • A manager. We need someone that can manage up and down. We’re slammed… all the time… which is a good thing, but nothing can fall through the cracks. That means you manage the team, but you keep those above you in the loop on important information.
  • A problem solver. We need someone that asks the right questions, finds the answers out themselves, and then presents the problem with some recommended solutions.

What you've been able to accomplish

  • At least 4 years of experience in PR agencies, in-house or corporate communications (at least one of those years in an agency)
  • Strong, established press relationships across verticals, with a particular focus on tech
  • Team-oriented attitude and willingness to pitch in wherever needed
  • Desire to keep learning and advance within the agency
  • Creativity and integrity, we are a PR agency, after all
  • Ability to be strategic and work well under pressure
  • Motivated, enthusiastic self-starter able to complete tasks with minimal supervision, which also means you’re both ambitious and flexible
  • Strong communications skills (both verbal and written)
  • Startup experience is a plus or you’re just super comfortable with a fast-paced, ambiguous environment, plus you’ve never met a Google app or doc you don’t know how to use
  • A bachelor’s degree or relevant experience

If that sounds like you, let’s talk: 


About Us

A little about us:

Codeword is a fast-growing agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. We work with the biggest and smallest tech companies in the world, and our clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We're storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose. 


Codeword is a proud member of the WE Worldwide network. We’re committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable culture that values every team member and helps advance their careers.





Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.


Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.


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