New Arrival at PAN: Jimin Lee, SAE in San Francisco

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Jimin Lee - Senior Account Executive at the San Francisco Office

1. Tell us three fun facts about yourself  

  1. I am a huge proponent of empathy and human kindness and live by the philosophy “Kill them with kindness.”
  2. I enjoy classic films (pop culture in general), but my all-time favorite is Gone with the Wind. It’s just everything. I watch the 4 hour film at least 2-4 times a year (I agree, it’s a bit much).
  3. My personality fluctuates between INFP (the mediator) and ENFJ (the protagonist).

San Francisco PR marketing2. What made you go into PR, and what do you love most about it?

I was interning at OpenTable under its digital customer acquisition team in marketing and found it unexciting. So, I ventured out and networked with different people in the team and found the PR director’s job really fascinating and important - either she was chatting up a storm with the CEO or was on the phone / traveling. But what truly sold me on this career path was her honest enjoyment and passion for the job. In hindsight, I aspired to have an exciting career like hers – to be fulfilled in my job all the while having fun and feeling important in the process, in addition to the traveling. This desire led me to getting a PR internship once I returned to college the following semester.

Now a bit more seasoned, I love both the creativity I get to exercise and the contingencies that makes us pivot and think on our feet. I’m a bit risk-averse (a.k.a., worry-wart), so sometimes working in an agency seems contradictory, but I think the pressure is what motivates me to think and work harder. There’s never a dull moment working in this industry, and that’s what I love personally!

3. What made you select PAN? Initial impressions so far?

PAN is absolute about certain philosophies I believe in wholeheartedly – one of them being about its people. Ninety-nine percent of agencies – and even other work places - treat employees like replaceable pawns in a game. Here, they really care and advocate for your success and provide practical tips on how to make the most of your job and career. I think HR / people operations wise, PAN has it down to the T.

In addition, I think the work-life balance at PAN is amazing. To be a productive person, we all need to smell the roses and do things that inspire us outside of work, and PAN is a huge advocate of that.

So, with all this said, I am thrilled to be here!

4. Where can we find you on the weekends?

Weekends for me are a fine balance between rest, personal errands, exploration, and/or family and friend obligations. These days, I find the mundane things so exciting and great – like having wine with my homecooked meals, cleaning the kitchen, or kicking back and reading or watching a movie. So, in short, you can find me at home.

5. Fill in the blanks – My favorite animal is orangutans!

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