Account Executive

Location
New York
Posted
Jun 11, 2014
Closes
Jul 11, 2014
Contact
Emily Tidswell
Duration
Full Time
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Simultaneously work on 5-8 accounts at any given time, being the main media point person. You will be the person in charge of securing the majority of press placements for your accounts and we, as well as our clients, have a high expectation for continual top media placements.
- Write, edit and proofread press materials ensuring quality and consistency with appropriate writing styles.
- Demonstrate understanding of and implement public engagement and social media tools. Work with our social media team on ongoing initiatives and campaigns that pertain to your accounts.
- Actively participate in client and new business meetings/presentations as it pertains to public relations.
-Managing all aspects of the accounts you are responsible for, including writing press materials for a plethora of media outlets, interfacing with clients and editors, assisting with event production and media outreach.
-Compile monthly media reports for each account you are responsible for.


Desired Skills & Experience
-Direct PR agency experience required.
-Candidates must have a 4-year college degree and strong contacts with NY and LA media.
- Have 3-5 years of demonstrated experience pitching media and garnering top results for clients, as well as managing accounts.
- Results oriented professional who can think out of the box and come up with innovative pitch angles.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.
- The ability to multi-task and driven to consistently meet deadlines.
- Assist with management of junior staff and interns.
- Energetic, with a positive, can-do attitude.
- An ability and willingness to work flexible hours in a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment with occasional evening events and travel.
- Self-starter capable of thriving in a fast-paced, constantly evolving small business environment.
-Must be proficient in Cision.
-Knowledge of PhotoShop and InDesign is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience.