Senior Account Executive or Account Director

New York
Feb 06, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
Kylene Sullivan
Full Time
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 rolodex

Good team player and ability to lead accounts and oversee junior staff

Professional appearance and demeanor

Proactive nature, self motivated and enthusiasm toward account work and new business opportunities

Extremely detail oriented with excellent follow through

Must 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 profiles

Willing to work occasional nights or weekends for press dinners and events. Travel a possibility.


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 TV

Work closely with editors to develop long lead stories and maintain close relationships with key outlets

Help manage media dinners and events including compiling lists, invitations, rsvps, and on-site management

Assist with tastings at various clients and draft tasting reports

Both lead and offer support on accounts

Oversee and provide leadership for junior level staff members

Send cover letter and resume (as attachment) with salary requirements

Send cover letter and resume (as attachment) with salary requirements. Examples of writing and press placements a plus.

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