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

Position:     Account Manager, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Location:    Seattle, Washington

Quinn Thomas is one of the fastest growing marketing communications agencies in the Northwest. We’re seeking a highly motivated communications professional to join our team of communications, creative, and digital marketing strategists.

In the role, you’ll lead integrated marketing communications strategies and execution for organizations at the forefront of our region’s top issues in healthcare, housing affordability policy, and energy.

This is a unique role that combines strategic communications expertise, issues management, and digital marketing to move the needle on brand, reputation, and policy issues that matter to the Northwest and beyond. The role has significant growth potential and the successful candidate will have many opportunities to work on accounts across industries and communications disciplines.

Quinn Thomas’ mission is to set a new standard for marketing communications, and we’re creating a culture to match that vision. Quinn Thomas is a strategic communications firm that exists for the simple purpose of helping others see the world differently. We provide public relations, creative strategy, marketing, and issues management support for clients that want to throw out the playbooks and challenge conventional wisdom.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a marketing communications professional to lead a portfolio of healthcare and housing clients in the Pacific Northwest and help grow our presence in the market and beyond.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the development and execution of strategic communications programs for corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients.
  • Lead day-to-day client interactions and ensure the success of client priorities.
  • Manage client relationships during meetings, conference calls, media inquiries, and project management.
  • Develop and own relationships with local and national reporters.
  • Lead agency teams to execute client deliverables in all areas of an engagement.
  • Design and manage media monitoring and coverage reporting strategies.
  • Manage and mentor junior staff at the account level and by supporting their broader development goals.
  • Support the development and production of business and client proposals and presentations.
  • Some local and regional travel required throughout the year once it is deemed safe to do so.

Core Requirements:

  • A desire to do things differently – and to work with a team that dislikes cookie-cutter solutions.
  • A belief in the core values of curiosity, accountability, tirelessness, passion, and fearlessness.
  • The ability to see the big picture beyond the day-to-day tasks and busy work, and to maintain focus on clear goals for every client and campaign.
  • The ability to flex by taking on projects big and small depending on client needs.
  • An unwavering respect for the value of research and strategy as the foundation of doing great, innovative work.
  • An appreciation for the urgency of today’s communications environment, the pressures under which clients live, and the role we play in calmly navigating these waters.
  • Calculated risk should feel normal, not risky.
  • Must work well within a small, high-performing team environment and be comfortable with internal accountability.

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience in public relations, public affairs and/or marketing. Experience working in an agency or consulting environment is preferred.
  • Excellent and diverse writing abilities.
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research and how to utilize it in strategy and message development.
  • Demonstrated experience developing strategic communications plans.
  • A general understanding of the legislative process and interest in policy issues.
  • High attention to detail, including an understanding of creative development, print production, materials delivery, and budget management.
  • An ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Experience managing teams/staff in an agency environment and working directly with clients on integrated communications projects.
  • An understanding of today’s news environments, media trends, and social and digital media strategies.

Benefits:

  • Salary is highly competitive with Northwest marketplace and marketing communications industry standards
  • 100% 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 team building activities and companywide retreats
  • Staff time allocated to annual philanthropic activities
  • Three weeks of accrued PTO in the first year of tenure
  • Four weeks of accrued PTO after first year of tenure
  • 8 days of paid holidays

Quinn Thomas is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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

Current Job Opportunities

Assistant Account Executive

Position:     Assistant Account Executive, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Location:    Seattle, Washington

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 in supporting a diverse portfolio of clients with national and local reach. The ideal candidate will have some corporate communications or public relations experience and a desire to grow their skills while learning from experienced communications professionals.

Who We Are: 

Quinn Thomas is one of the fastest growing strategic communications agencies in the Northwest. We’re seeking a highly motivated communications professional to join our team of communications, creative, and digital strategists. Quinn Thomas’ mission is to set a new standard for strategic communications and we’re developing the next generation of communicators to match that vision.

We are focused on building the best team of communications professionals in the Pacific Northwest. An important part of that is investing in entry-level talent through our structured and nurturing management and mentorship program.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support creative, integrated communications campaigns to include paid, earned, and owned strategies
  • Conduct research and share insights with account teams (social and digital trends, editorial calendars, media and stakeholder list development, speaking engagements, advertising packages)
  • Track, compile, and analyze client media coverage, and PR results
  • Learn and leverage the latest deep listening and social media management software such as Critical Mention and Sprout Social
  • Produce strong written materials including news releases, pitch letters, ad copy, web content, and social media posts
  • Under the leadership of an account manager, lead execution of media relations, influencer collaborations, events, and other communications activities on behalf of our clients
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of communications skills

Core Requirements:

  • Live Quinn Thomas’s core values of accountability, passion, curiosity, fearlessness, and tirelessness
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of your work
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Have one year of relevant post-college work experience or a significant internship
  • Must work well within a small, high-performing, and currently remote-but-highly-collaborative team environment
  • Proficiency and understanding of integrated communications programs
  • Ability to meet account manager’s expectations and deadlines while maintaining careful attention to detail and quality
  • Possess solid research, writing and editing skills
  • Computer savvy with a strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and common productivity tools

Benefits:

  • Salary is highly competitive with Northwest marketplace and 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 team building activities and companywide retreats
  • Staff time allocated to annual philanthropic activities
  • Three weeks of accrued PTO in the first year of tenure
  • Four weeks of accrued PTO after first year of tenure
  • 8 days of paid holidays

Quinn Thomas is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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

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