Brand Manager (Account Executive)

Who We Are:

Ripley PR, Inc. is an award-winning global public relations agency specializing in skilled trades, franchising, manufacturing and B2B technology. Founded in 2013, Ripley PR has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 10 Franchise PR Agency four years in a row, and was named to Forbes’ America’s Best PR Agencies list in 2021. The agency was also named as No. 2 PR Agency in the greater Knoxville area by the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2022. These awards represent our focus and commitment to creating PR campaigns that drive results for our global clients.

Orange Orchard, a division of Ripley PR founded in 2018, focuses on promoting vegan and plant-based brands, and increasing awareness and fundraising for animal welfare organizations.


What We Do:

Offering a full range of strategic communication services, including traditional media relations and crisis management strategies, Ripley PR uses a blend of strategic business accounting and creative public relations branding to tell compelling stories and deliver measurable results. Ripley PR is a partner in IPREX, a $508 million global network of communication agencies, with 1,100 communications professionals in more than 100 markets worldwide.


How We Work:

At Ripley PR, we are solution-focused, outgoing, positive, and rally around producing high-quality work for our clients. We’re different than most PR agencies. Our teams of specialists provide clients with simple, ongoing analytics, showing the true return on investment. We want clients to know what we do on a daily basis to promote and advocate for their brand. We enjoy a fast-paced environment with open communication. With a work hard, play hard mentality, we enjoy a challenge as much as we enjoy our free office snacks, goal incentives, bi-monthly office massages and occasional short days.


What You’ll Do:

Ripley PR is looking for an experienced account manager who will serve as the primary point of contact for an assigned group of clients in various industries. Our ideal candidate has several years of agency experience, a solid business acumen, creative vision, and the ability to see the big picture for our agency and each of our clients.



  • Serve as main point of contact for assigned clients, both retainer and project clients, and building effective relationships with multiple clients in various industries
  • Manages team of specialists to ensure all work aligns with client goals, and deadlines are met for your assigned clients
  • Developing media lists and pitching local, regional and national media with your proven ability to garner client interviews on a consistent, monthly basis
  • Independently and collaboratively creating client PR and Marketing strategies that include measurable results
  • Creating and executing public relations and marketing strategies for all assigned clients
  • Researching, writing and editing dynamic PR and marketing related content; including but not limited to press releases, blogs, social media calendars, media pitches, media kits, and marketing collateral, on time and within approved budgets
  • Consulting clients throughout crises and other difficult situations
  • Creating or editing professional social media and blog calendars and posts with appropriate and approved images
  • Creating and providing analysis for weekly or monthly reports, including clippings reports, status reports, website traffic, social media engagement, etc.
  • Scheduling and chairing regular recurring client meetings; consulting C-suite executives and addressing issues
  • Maintaining agency time sheets on a daily basis
  • Stay on top of business best practices and provide insights to improve campaigns



  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • 5+ years of related and documented experience
  • Experience writing about B2B, franchise, skilled trades and manufacturing. Knowledge of environmental organizations, animal welfare or plant-based products is a plus.
  • First-class interpersonal skills
  • Works well collaborating as a team and working independently
  • Highly organized
  • Works well under pressure and can lead and motivate others
  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in PC, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress and content management systems


Benefits Offered:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Coverage Program
  • 401K Investment Program (with Company Match!)
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Free Snacks in the Office
  • Bi-Monthly Office Massages
  • Early Outs and Bonus Incentives
  • An environment to grow your level of knowledge and experience


Work Location:

  • Full-time, On Location in Maryville, Tennessee. (This is not a remote position.)
  • Some Travel Required
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