PR Account Executive - Home/Food/Arts

New York
Apr 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
Ms. Hiring Manager
Full Time
We seek an account executive with 2-3+ years experience in public relations, a polished, professional demeanor, and the maturity and ambition to work independently and provide exceptional client service. The position requires savvy intelligence, excellent communications and organizational skills with the genuine desire to work in all aspects of luxury consumer/lifestyle public relations.

This person will be an integral part of day-to-day account management with responsibilities such as:

- Communicate directly, and work in close collaboration, with clients
- Manage account operations, including client contact, meetings, conference calls, account activity reporting
- Develop and maintain relationships with editors, consistently placing clients in front of target media
- Develop and pitch story ideas relevant to news cycle, trends, holidays, etc.
- Attend occasional meetings with editors to showcase new products/launches
- Track and report media coverage
- Proactively and reactively respond to media
- Administrative duties, including answering phones, sending out product requests, etc.

- College degree required
- Public relations experience required
- 2-3 or more years experience in prestige/luxury sectors, ideally home, arts/nonprofit, food, or publishing
- Excellent writing skills
- Genuine passion for PR and prestige/luxury consumer goods
- Knowledge and interest in media, including traditional and emerging media (blogs, Internet sites, newspapers, magazines, TV, etc.)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Mature, pleasant demeanor
- Willingness to work independently and grow quickly; a natural self-starter!
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through

To apply, please provide resume and cover letter. Only applicants we are interested in interviewing will be contacted. Thank you.

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