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Senior Account Associate, Social Impact

Chicago, Illinois, United States

About Golin

We are a global public relations agency with one mission: to make the best work of our lives and to create change that matters. We have redefined the role of public relations with a focus on earning attention for some of the world’s most iconic and beloved brands through brave ideas, bold insights and maximum impact for the profoundly diverse marketplace. To learn more about Golin visit:

Why Work for Us?

We are 1,600 bright and eager individuals collaborating in more than 40 cities around the globe. Some in offices, some working remotely. Regardless of our geographies, our passion for collaboration is the #1 reason clients and colleagues enjoy working with us.

Collaboration isn’t new for us…it started 60 years ago when our founder insisted that personal egos be set aside for the greater good of the agency. He knew great work starts with inspired teamwork. And inspired teamwork is how we get clients and colleagues to join us and stay for decades, and how we launch brands, build careers, win awards like PR Week’s Global Agency of the Year – three years running - all while creating everlasting friendships.

At Golin, we Go All In. We are ready to Go All In for you…

Because we promise that together, we will make the best work of our lives and create change that matters. If this mission sounds like something you could wake up to every morning, then read on.


We’re looking for a Senior Account Associate to become a key member of the agency’s Social Impact + Inclusion practice – a team of subject experts who lead Golin’s work in sustainability, social impact and inclusive/DEI communications. You will support two of Golin top social impact and sustainability accounts to create and execute social good strategies centered in thought leadership and reputation management. You’ll work with a top team of specialists across digital, creative, strategy, analytics and earned media to manage the business of the account and execute campaigns for these clients.

You are high energy, have an utter commitment to quality, love managing the details, are always a step ahead in what needs to be done, and have a zeal for making the world a better place.

This role is hybrid, with the expectation of 2 days a week in the office working with Golin colleagues, and a 3rd day spent onsite with clients as needed. 

 You will:

  • Participate in client and account team interaction, assist in creating client meeting and call reports, activity reports, status documents, and results reports for agency team
  • Manage day-to-day activities across several work streams, owning trackers and workback documents to ensure the team is on track, on time, and delivers against objectives
  • Demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills, working collaboratively with our writers and designers on communications documents
  • Research and vet major events and conferences, and shape recommendations for clients to help drive their thought leadership plans
  • Scour sustainability and social impact news and newsletters to shape weekly digests for clients on trends leading their industries
  • Provide basic client counsel on tactical matters with supervision and develop client-facing activity reports and weekly status update documents
  • Attend client meetings, observe client and account team interaction
  • Manage vendors and purchasing process
  • Have a strong eye for detail and quality control of ideas, client and team correspondence and plans, and media materials
  • Develop timelines, budgets and staffing plans for all projects and ensure team adheres to them
  • Support the development and execution of integrated communications campaigns including events and experiential activities for media and influencers
  • Develop campaign wrap reports that celebrate our successes and results
  • Produce a variety of client reports, conduct competitive analysis and develop research briefs


In this role, you will have direct access to seasoned professionals who - will not only inspire your work - but who will partner with you to grow your career at Golin for the long term. One thing you’ll learn about Golin is people stay for both the people and the agency’s willingness to help you explore your passions. This role provides the exciting opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to award-winning work across the agency
  • Work inside a growing practice dedicated to helping clients be changemakers for a better world
  • Learn the nuance of social impact, sustainability, and how to help brands create programming that addresses some of the most critical social issues in culture
  • Obtain more autonomy to manage projects from start to finish
  • Get more face time with clients


  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on public relations, communications, marketing, advertising, or journalism
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong communicator both written and verbal with the ability to draft reports and materials
  • Ability to manage multiple competing demands and deadlines
  • Outstanding initiative and obsession with logistics and details to deliver against client goals
  • Ability to ‘manage up’ to keep senior leaders apprised of progress, deadlines and help to foresee potential roadblocks
  • Basic understanding of, and interest in, social impact, DEI communications or social impact
  • Experience integrating teams and bringing together different skill sets to achieve a common goal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A collaborative style
  • Optimistic energy and willingness to go above and beyond in a team environment


Trying to create the best work of our lives and change that matters can be both physically and mentally draining, which is why Golin offers the following perks we strongly urge our employees to utilize:

  • Flexible paid time off
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Monthly tech stipend
  • Work from home flexibility
  • Extended Leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K matching program
  • Training and career pathing
  • Community service opportunities

Golin has included the base salary range or hourly rate for this role. Actual compensation offered within the range will depend upon, among other factors: a candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience; actual ranges for current or former employees in the role; and market considerations. 

Salary range: $50,000-$70,000

Any request to schedule an interview and any legitimate offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of Golin. We will never require an applicant to provide sensitive personally identifiable information in order to conduct an interview.

Golin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. 



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