Senior Account Executive

New York
Mar 26, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Harrison Wise
Full Time
We are currently looking for one exceptional individual, for either NYC or SF office, who is passionate about technology, innovation, business and being directly involved in the growth of a reputable PR firm with wind in its sails.

The right candidate is extremely motivated, hungry, a creator, team player, aspiring leader and hustler who can thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing team environment.

The right candidate should be a seasoned tech PR professional with agency experience and a proven track record of producing business-building results, and a passion for working with entrepreneurs. The selected candidate will be joining a dynamic, enthusiastic, high-energy but small team and should be prepared for a distinctive entrepreneurial culture that sees team building and creative collaboration as essential parts of each day. You will possess between 4-7 years of public relations agency experience. You will serves as a primary client contact and internal team point person, handling the management and execution of the tactical and strategic elements of client public relations campaigns, reporting directly to the VP of Media Relations and the agency’s founder.

You should have demonstrated leadership skills, media relationships, strong writing capabilities, a clear understanding of how to implement and execute a tactical public relations campaign and will work alongside senior leadership to grow his or her strategic capabilities.

- Execute development of press materials, pitches, and other communication tools
- Manage PR campaigns from inception to completion including: handling media inquiries, coordinating with press, scheduling with client, drafting briefing materials, etc.
- Draft and edit materials (e.g. pitch letters, news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, bylines/op-eds, etc.)
- Maintain clear and consistent communication between the Client(s) and account team
- Continually look to create and identify opportunities for clients
- Keep abreast of each client’s industry; competition and coverage
- Manage multiple accounts/projects from conception to completion, by anticipating challenges and ensuring deadline adherence and meeting program goals
- Build relationships with clients, colleague and media at all levels
- Work with agency and client partners on news announcements and media opportunities as appropriate
- Provide ongoing and pro-active input and suggestions to provide added value to accounts

Desired Skills & Experience:
- 4-7 years public relations agency experience
- Creative thinker
- Detail-oriented and organized
- Media relations prowess via all forms of communications
- Possess verified media relationships/contacts
- Social media experience including the use of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and influencer/blogger outreach, etc.
- Polished written and verbal communications skills are a must
- Pitch/story angle development
- Capable of managing multiple assignments/accounts
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Creation of client update memos & management of miscellaneous administrative tasks
- Industry specific knowledge in the following fields are preferred: entertainment technology, mobile communications, enterprise technology and consumer tech
- Knowledge of Cision, ProfNet, Vocus, Marketwire Resonate

This is not a cubicle environment. This is an opportunity to work closely with seasoned, highly experienced professionals in a fast-paced, fun, non-corporate environment. We take pride in transcending the typical public relations business model.

For us, securing consistent, high-level coverage for our clients is paramount. Earned media will drive your day-to-day, and we’ll look to you to bring your thinking cap and creative lens wherever you go. We’ll expect you to know the key media players and influencers in tech, advertising, business,. Networked individuals will steal a distinct advantage in being invited to become a member of the team. Demonstrated knowledge of the local, national and technology media landscape is a complete must.

We anticipate your creative thinking to be your “thing” and that you’ll be a rockstar at leading and executing innovative, forward-thinking PR pitches and campaigns. The fruits of your labor should set the agency’s diverse client base apart from competitors and should raise brand profiles in target markets with ease.

Applicants must include cover letter and salary requirements.

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