At Quinn Thomas, we believe we’re only as good as the people we hire. And we hire the best.

Every person in our Portland or Seattle office plays a part in delivering results to our clients. If you are an expert in your field and passionate about marketing communications, brand strategy, public relations and issues management, we invite you to explore the career opportunities below.

Current Job Opportunities

Account Manager, Public Affairs - PORTLAND

Position:    Account Manager, Public Affairs

Location:   Portland, Oregon

We know communications professionals have an abundance of opportunity these days. But, not all opportunities are created equal. We’d like you to consider what a smaller, high-performing team with a great client roster can offer: opportunities to lead accounts, greater input on strategy development, an ability to learn new skills, and a truly supportive environment where we have each other’s back. We are selective when it comes to new team members, but it’s generated a culture that fosters collaboration and fun.  If this sounds like the kind of team you want to be part of, we invite you to read on.

Responsibilities:

  • You will develop and lead communications plans across media relations, stakeholder management, third-party advocacy, and creative strategy.
  • There will be accounts you’ll be asked to lead with minimal oversight. You will have support from above and below, but this role carries the responsibility that comes along with management.
  • Project management and reporting across all account teams is a vital function of this position. You will have support for this, of course.
  • You will develop content for multiple audiences and various communication channels across corporate communications, public relations and public affairs.
  • You will lead stakeholder engagement strategies that mobilize audiences to take action on behalf of our clients.
  • As part of client relations, you will serve in a client-facing role for national corporations and trade associations.
  • As part of your team management responsibilities, you will mentor junior staff and collaborate with colleagues to advance firm operations.

Qualifications:

  • New hires must possess our core values: passionate, fearless, accountable, curious, tireless. We find that people who live these values fit our culture the best.
  • Now for the hard skills: 5-7 years of experience in communications, public relations or public affairs; experience in healthcare, technology or manufacturing communications preferred.
  • There are some non-negotiables: you must be a strong writer who can write for multiple audiences and a variety of communication channels. You should have experience with communication opinion research, which is the bedrock of most of our client strategy and plan development.
  • Your ability to manage creative projects is a plus. Not every engagement contains a creative element, but many do.
  • We are a small, high-performing team, and working well within that type of environment is critical.
  • You must be willing to travel the Northwest for client engagements and projects. Travel isn’t frequent, but it will come up from time to time.

Full-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Salary is highly competitive with Northwest marketplace and marketing communications industry standards
  • Flexible work schedule grounded in QT’s core values
  • Employer-sponsored medical benefits
  • Health savings account fully funded by Quinn Thomas
  • Paid medical leave (maternity, paternity, illness, caring for a sick family member)
  • Employer-sponsored 401 (k) plan with matching and profit-sharing opportunities
  • Opportunity for annual bonus and performance–based spot bonuses
  • Employer-sponsored professional learning and development program
  • Employer-sponsored networking, conferences and industry events
  • Staff time allocated to quarterly philanthropic contributions important to team
  • Three weeks of accrued paid-time-off (PTO) in the first year of tenure
  • Four weeks of accrued PTO after first year of tenure
  • 7 ½ days of paid time off for holidays

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Assistant Account Executive - SEATTLE

Position:    Assistant Account Executive

Location:   Seattle, WA

Quinn Thomas is seeking a talented communications professional at the Assistant Account Executive level to join our growing team in Seattle. This person will play an integral role supporting a diverse portfolio of corporate and business association accounts in the healthcare, housing, and professional services industries. The ideal candidate will have some corporate communications or public relations experience in an agency setting, and a desire to grow and learn professional communications skills.

Quinn Thomas provides integrated communications for clients who want to throw out the playbooks and challenge conventional wisdom. We’re an agency that is rapidly growing in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re looking for the right person to support a stellar client roster and agency growth in the market. Our mission is to set a new standard for strategic communications, and we’re creating a culture to match that vision.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate strong and persuasive professional communications acumen
  • Support the development of communications projects and account deliverables including but not limited to drafting content, agendas, media relations materials, social media calendars and content
  • Under leadership of account manager, lead execution of media relations, events and other communications activities on behalf of our clients
  • Support client service administration and project management to include research, meeting coordination, client deliverable coordination, event coordination and support
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of communications skills by attending classes and seeking training, including on-the-job training and mentoring
  • Monitor, survey and report on the social and digital media landscape and share insights with account teams

Qualifications:

  • Relevant internship and/or 1 year of experience in public relations and corporate communications
  • Strong public relations writing ability in areas of social media content, press releases, pitches, blog posts, among others
  • Proficiency and understanding across integrated communications domains: proactive and reactive media and stakeholder relations, social media strategy, content development, website, event management, brand creative management, and communications research
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and report on news media aligned with client goals
  • Ability to meet account managers expectations and deadlines while maintaining careful attention to detail and quality
  • Must work well within a small, high-performing, collaborative team environment
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, social media monitoring platforms
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Quinn Thomas’ core values, code of ethics and business conduct

Full-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Salary is highly competitive with Northwest marketplace and by marketing communications industry standards
  • Employer-sponsored medical benefits for employees and eligible dependents
  • Paid medical leave (maternity, paternity, illness, caring for a sick family member)
  • Employer-sponsored 401(k) plan with matching and profit-sharing opportunities
  • Opportunity for annual bonus and performance-based spot bonuses
  • Employer-sponsored professional learning and development programs
  • Employer-sponsored networking, conferences and industry events
  • Regular teambuilding activities and companywide retreats
  • Staff time allocated to annual philanthropic activities
  • Three weeks of accrued flexible-time-off (FTO) in the first year of tenure
  • Four weeks of accrued FTO after first year of tenure
  • 8 days of paid holidays

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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