August 2013  

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Public Relations Senior Account Executive, Automotive
Costa Mesa
United States
Consumer marketing
Full-time Openings: 1


Driving Matters. That’s why the dynamic team at Hill+Knowlton Strategies is passionate about creating world-class communications programs on behalf of Mazda. We are car enthusiasts and public relations pros who understand that it’s not just about what you drive, but how what you drive makes you feel. We believe the road to happiness could actually be a road. The H+K Orange County office is seeking a Senior Account Executive to join the Mazda team leading strategic communications plans on behalf of this globally influential brand. Are you ready to get in gear with us?

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Strategizing and implementing programs that spark consumer action on behalf of Mazda
  • Driving and maintaining strong relationships with key automotive/trade/lifestyle media
  • Managing and executing media relations for key brand events including ride-and-drives, auto shows, track days, sponsorship activations, vehicle launches and more
  • Maintaining oversight/editing of key press materials including press releases, briefing documents and coverage reports
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with client and internal Mazda team members
  • Assisting with the management and development of junior staff
  • Contributing your unique ideas and creativity to an influential, global automotive brand


  • Exceptional media relations skills with a strong base of automotive media contacts
  • 3-5 years’ agency and/or in-house experience with a minimum of 1 year automotive experience (agency experience preferred)
  • Undergraduate degree (Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Media Studies, or related)
  • Excellent writer with the ability to create content across multiple channels, including feature articles, press releases, social media content, collateral materials and more
  • Strong social media skills with an understanding of how new media helps drive consumer engagement
  • Experiential marketing expertise
  • Proactive team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the automotive industry and the Mazda brand


About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Do you have what it takes to join team #drivingmatters?
If you are ready to hit the road with us, please submit your resume and cover letter along with salary expectations. 

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has been at the forefront of strategic communications since 1927. Today, our team of trusted advisors and creative experts work across 13 offices in the United States, in disciplines including corporate, crisis, consumer marketing, technology, healthcare, content marketing, digital communications as well as public affairs and financial communications. Our commitments to our people and to fostering a culture of work-life blend have led to the ?rm earning the prestigious Work-Life Seal of Distinction, an award for the Most Innovative Agency Initiative, and being named among the Top Places to Work in PR and the Organizations of the Year for gender diversity. Headquartered in New York City, our parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has more than 80 offices in 50 countries as well as an extensive associate network. Because of our footprint and breadth of expertise, we can seamlessly partner with clients locally, regionally and around the world to solve business challenges with impact.

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Dr. Annie Hough-Everage Joins us for First PRSA-IE luncheon of 2014

Dr. Hough-Everage, Professor at Brandman University joins us January 15th as we explore building a brand through community engagement. Dr. Hough-Everage mentors students in credential, MAE and MAT degree programs. She'll be sharing her experience, creative ideas, and successes in establishing community engagement over the last four year between Brandman University and its local community. 

Register online before Janruary 13th for the early-bird rate.