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Account Supervisor, Sports Business Public Relations



Marketing & Communications, People & HR, Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024


BerlinRosen is a fast-growing, full-service consulting and communications firm with more than 300 communications and campaign strategists in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2005, BerlinRosen has powerfully expanded its presence in corporate, social impact/ESG, nonprofit, entertainment, media, racial justice, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, architecture, design, urbanism, land use, lifestyle, technology, issue advocacy and workers’ rights communications. They have received more than 50 awards and recognitions, including being the only agency to be named #1 on Observer’s PR Power List for three consecutive years, PRNews’ Large PR Agency of the Year (2023; 2021), PR News’ Digital Firm of the Year (2023) and 5/5 Stars on Forbes’ latest Best PR Agencies in America list.

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality, creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.


BerlinRosen's Sports Business practice comprises a team of communications professionals who bring a unique campaign-style approach to strategic communications. We are sports junkies who leverage our industry knowledge with decades of combined experience in the sectors that are increasingly intertwined with the business of sports, including real estate, financial services, consumer brands, technology and more.


BerlinRosen is seeking an Account Supervisor to join our rapidly-growing Sports Business team. This person will lead daily client relations, plan and execute day-to-day and long-term project deliverables, support and lead junior staff and conceptualize strategies, pitches and media placements. You will work closely with client leads and internal staff, delegating to peers and junior staff and develop and advance strategy with senior leaders. In this role you will advance game changing sports and development projects and initiatives, while also supporting crisis communications, across different markets and verticals. This is a great opportunity for someone who is well-plugged in the world of media, has a passion for the business of sports and its relationship with cities and the built environment and wants to take the lead on client initiatives and work.

Role location: This role is based in our Washington, D.C. office on a hybrid basis. The Sports Business team is in-office 2-3 per week.


As an Account Supervisor on the Sports Business team you will…

  • Develop and implement strategy and campaign planning for multiple high-profile client accounts
  • Manage clients daily
  • Engage with key reporters
  • Write and edit persuasive external and internal documents such as press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, talking points, editorial board memos and communications strategies
  • Participate in business development opportunities
  • Manage internal client teams and mentor junior staff
  • Travel and staff client events or in-person meetings as needed

Essential skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in communications: in-house for sports companies, media or journalism; PR agency experience preferred
  • Familiarity and interest in professional sports
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated relationships with reporters and strong news sense
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with varying levels of staff, clients, the media, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
  • Proficient in Google and Microsoft software suites

Note: Interested in this role but it’s not quite the right match? Applicants who meet some but not all or exceed the above criteria are still encouraged to apply! We are eager to speak with candidates with diverse backgrounds and can assess role leveling on an individual basis.


Compensation philosophy: BerlinRosen offers competitive industry rate salary bands with the goal of retaining and growing talented individuals. We regularly review and adjust our compensation structure as needed to ensure equity across teams and levels.

Salary range (commensurate with experience and skills): $95,000-$110,000


  • 100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account Savings Plan (HSA-SP) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Mental health assistance with company-sponsored memberships to Talkspace and Calm
  • 401K with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
    • 20 vacation days, 10 wellness days, 1 day for your birthday, collective PTO between Christmas and New Year’s Day, plus 11 holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Mobile phone reimbursement for data and minutes
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • Discounted annual bikeshare membership
  • Corporate discounts through Tickets at Work


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