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Account Director

Publication or Company  Michelle Lehmann Communications
Industry  Public Relations
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Job Description:
MLC is looking for a smart, strategic, creative, hard-working and dynamic PR Account Director with excellent leadership skills to join our talented and fun team, managing the accounts for our fantastic roster of food and lifestyle clients.

Qualifications:
7-10 years experience in PR, ideally with food/hospitality/lifestyle background. Strategic thinker, great at managing a team, excellent leadership abilities, excellent writer and communicator, strong relationships with media, great at managing relationships with clients, multi-tasker, organized, strong work ethic, creative, positive and warm attitude, enthusiastic, interest in food and lifestyle brands, passionate about his/her work, works well with others, independent and self-motivated, wants to have fun at their job every day.

Job Responsibilities:
- Build/manage relationships with clients and media
- Develop strategic plans for clients
- Develop creative pr ideas for clients
-Manage and mentor Account Executives
- Brand positioning
- Messaging
- Write press materials
- Manage press requests, photo shoots and media interviews
- Prepare spokespeople for interviews
- Edit/Approve press/status reports prepared by Account Executives
- Social media management
- Develop event ideas
- Conceive partnerships with like-minded brands
- Build/maintain key industry relationships

Please visit www.mlc-pr.com for more details about MLC.
About Our Company Based in New York City, MLC is a boutique PR and marketing firm with a focus on food, wine, health/wellness, and other lifestyle brands. MLC’s services include communications strategy, publicity, social media, branding, online marketing, promotions, marketing collateral, events, partnerships, and more. We are passionate about what we do, and take great care in doing the highest quality work for our clients. Current clients include sweetgreen, Counter Culture Coffee, Mouth, Eli Zabar’s, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, il Buco and il Buco Alimentari, Bubby’s, Melvin’s Juice Box, Miss Lily’s, Bronwyn and TW Food in Boston, Sustain, Edible Schoolyard and reCrib. Our team has developed excellent, close relationships with the media, and has a great understanding for how the media works, as well as a keen ability for how to tell stories. MLC was founded in 2011 by Michelle Lehmann, who was formerly the Director of PR and Marketing of Danny Meyer's restaurant group, Union Square Hospitality Group, and, before that, the PR Director for Zagat. We are located in a great loft space in the West Village.