Associate (Account Executive) Consumer Brands

Employer
Location
Los Angeles
Posted
May 23, 2013
Closes
Jun 22, 2013
Contact
Leah Kissel
Duration
Full Time
The Los Angeles office is seeking an Associate for its award-winning Consumer Marketing Practice. This person will assist a senior Catalyst in overseeing the day-to-day PR responsibilities on food, lifestyle, consumer packaged goods, and agricultural accounts.

The Catalyst team at GolinHarris manages the flow of work and information to account teams and evaluates and edits work product. The Associate will assist senior members in their client development, team management, client management, event management and account operations functions.

Specific Job Duties Include:

•Ensure team members are kept updated on client developments
•Assist on event research and planning
•Participate in client and account team interaction, assist in creating client meeting and call reports, activity reports, status documents, and results reports
•Provide basic client counsel on tactical matters with supervision and develop activity reports, weekly status update documents and month-ahead plans
•Attend client meetings, observe client and account team interaction, assist in creating client meeting and call reports, activity reports, status documents, and results reports
•Manage vendors
•Develop client correspondence and reports based on monitoring of trends, media/social media coverage, etc.
•Have a strong eye for detail and quality control of ideas, client and team correspondence and plans, and media materials
•Understand digital and social media solutions and position them with clients in collaboration with subject matter experts
•Demonstrate strong editing skills, working collaboratively with our writers on communications documents
•Anticipate client and team needs and requests and provide proactive solutions
•Work with senior management, clients and legal to secure approvals/client edits on all materials
•Develop time lines, budgets and staffing plans for all projects and ensure team adheres to them
•Assist as needed with new business, often with research and vendor requests

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of related professional experience and a college degree in business, English, journalism, public relations, communications or related field. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; have the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines under pressure and work independently; possess strong writing skills; and have a collaborative style.

GolinHarris is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA.M/F/D/V.


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