Senior Account Executive or Account Director
Senior Account Executive or Account Director position available in a young, hip, high-energy boutique public relations/consulting firm representing restaurants, hospitality, spirits, beauty and lifestyle accounts. Must be highly motivated, organized and able to juggle multiple tasks. Ability to communicate clearly, close attention to details and strong writing skills are a must. Must be comfortable pitching, writing and editing. Love and true knowledge of food absolutely necessary and experience securing lifestyle coverage a plus. Must have knowledge of graphics programs and be able to spearhead social media campaigns. Looking for candidates with 3-5 years relative experience and media connections necessary for position. In addition, applicants must have a proven track record of feature story placements and excellent media contacts. (examples required)Additional requirements include:Love and proper knowledge of food necessary Strong writing skills including experience with press releases, pitch letters and emails, company profiles, fact sheets, bios and monthly reports (writing samples required)Solid media relationships (lifestyle and beauty a plus) and rolodexGood team player and ability to lead accounts and oversee junior staffProfessional appearance and demeanor Proactive nature, self motivated and enthusiasm toward account work and new business opportunitiesExtremely detail oriented with excellent follow throughMust be proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, etc. as well as social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.Experience implementing strategic PR plans and proposals to execute client goals Ability to seek out consistent press opportunities for clients in the form of feature stories and business profilesWilling to work occasional nights or weekends for press dinners and events. Travel a possibility. Responsibilities:Help promote leading restaurants, chefs, spirits and lifestyle brands through a steady stream of media placements in print, online, broadcast, etc.Pitch ongoing news from our clients and also be able to help create angles and ideas that are newsworthy Book chefs and lifestyle clients on both local and national TVWork closely with editors to develop long lead stories and maintain close relationships with key outletsHelp manage media dinners and events including compiling lists, invitations, rsvps, and on-site managementAssist with tastings at various clients and draft tasting reportsBoth lead and offer support on accountsOversee and provide leadership for junior level staff members Send cover letter and resume (as attachment) with salary requirementsSend cover letter and resume (as attachment) with salary requirements. Examples of writing and press placements a plus.