Travel PR Assistant Account Executive

Location
New York
Posted
Aug 01, 2013
Closes
Aug 31, 2013
Contact
Lauren Kaufman
Duration
Full Time
Seeking big fish to feed in small pond (i.e., well respected, boutique public relations agency). We have exciting clients and a great staff comprised of dynamic, focused and creative people who bring diverse talents to the table. We’re looking to add a highly motivated, self-assured team player with 1-2 years full-time experience to the travel PR fold to assist with day-to-day account work on resort, destination and tour operator clients.

This is a very hands-on job where the right candidate can truly learn and engage in all aspects of the PR business. We encourage and foster growth and welcome proactivity across all platforms. Duties will include but are not limited to: story research, drafting press releases and media pitches, creating/updating media lists, aiding in the planning and activation of client events and press trips, monitoring resulting media coverage and industry news.

A portion of the AAE’s time will also be spent as Community Manager, helping create, manage and grow the online presence of select clients through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and other strategically relevant social media platforms.

No micro managing, just a results-oriented focus on the “big picture.” We offer the chance to make a visible difference with your valued contributions, and bagels and cream cheese every Friday morning.

Requirements:
1-2+ years full-time public relations agency experience (not including internships). Travel expertise preferred.
•Excellent social media skills with experience across all major platforms
•A starter Rolodex of travel media contacts
•Sharp pitching skills
•Proficient writer
•Self-starter
•Organized
•Superior people skills
•Problem solver
•Savvy client counsel
•Has social media experience
•Fluent in Spanish not required, but a plus
•Good sense of humor and a love for travel a must!


REQUIRED: 1-2+ years full-time PR/communications experience. This is NOT an entry level position.

Please include a cover letter outlining your interest in this position. No phone calls.

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