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Public Affairs Account Executive

Duffy & Shanley, Inc. is a fast-paced, premier integrated marketing communications agency based in Providence, R.I., with more than 50 years in business as one of the leading independently-owned agencies in the Northeast. We’re looking for an Account Executive to join our Public Affairs Group to support our growing client portfolio, promoting a range of regional business sectors. Candidates will be based out of our Providence headquarters.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Media relations. Knows how to pitch and “get the story.” Digs for potential news angles and data to support opportunistic storytelling and uncovering media opportunities at national, regional and local levels.
  • Content creation for various external audiences, including media, stakeholders, government officials, community partners. Content may include press releases, media pitches, op-eds, messaging guides, social media and digital content, etc.
  • Day-to-day project management, taking an active and consistent role in strategy development and execution and responsive client service.
  • Event planning for press, political and community events.
  • Prioritize and manage high volume of detail work.
  • Providing daily support for a busy team of Public Affairs professionals in a fast-paced, team-based environment. 


  • Minimum of 2-4 years of public affairs, public relations, media relations, advocacy/political campaigns, or related experience.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Deep knowledge of Northeast business, political and media landscapes. Must have knowledge and passion for business issues facing the region.
  • Demonstrated media relations experience with proven successes.
  • Previous client service experience preferred.
  • Previous agency experience a plus.
  • Press and/or political event-planning experience.
  • Confident self-starter with ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based structure.
  • Resourceful, detail-oriented and scrappy.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.
  • Travel may be required.

Send cover letters and resumes by May 20 to Meaghan Wims at

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Duffy & Shanley is an equal opportunity employer.