Senior Account Executive
San Diego or Fresno Office
Job Type

Southwest Strategies is seeking a full-time Senior Account Executive to assist with community outreach, media relations and digital media for the agency’s infrastructure and public affairs clients. We seek people who are creative and have a passion for communicating with community members, media and civic organizations.

Who We Are

We are a full-service public outreach and strategic communications firm. Get to know our work through some of our case studies.



  • Assist with development and implementation of strategic communications and outreach programs through all phases of projects, from planning and entitlements to construction
  • Help manage community relations efforts related to infrastructure
  • Develop engaging and innovative content for advertising, videos, websites, fact sheets, presentations, newsletters and other collateral
  • Educate community about projects through targeted outreach and events
  • Plan public meetings, hearings, open houses, workshops, special events and news conferences
  • Plan and implement engaging social media campaigns and track metrics and successes
  • Develop and pitch creative ideas for gaining earned media hits


  • 3-8 years previous Public Relations, Public Affairs, Marketing or Community Relations experience required
  • Familiarity with developing key messaging, branding and public outreach materials
  • Knowledge of social media and digital outreach campaigns, including advertising
  • Knowledge of local political and media landscapes
  • Understanding of grammar rules and AP Style format


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Digital Media, Political Science, Public Affairs or Public Administration required


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work and adapt under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Confidence to take initiative and problem solve
  • Fluency in Spanish or another language a bonus

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary with opportunities for growth
  • Benefits including comprehensive medical care, flexible spending accounts, professional development opportunities, paid time off and profit sharing
  • Opportunities to work on impactful projects that affect the future of our region and state
  • Opportunities to engage with some of the region's most influential stakeholders

*Salary range determined by location and experience

Salary Description
Salary Range: $65,000-$85,000