Account Manager - top Consumer brands
RF|Binder has an excellent opportunity for a Manager level public relations professional to work on large, prestigious consumer brands. This person should have a high level of experience in food PR and know key media contacts in both the consumer and business media. The ideal candidate has a vast knowledge and interest in food trends and issues. This person should have experience managing multiple projects, product launches and new brand extensions. Primary responsibilities: •Develop and cultivate relationships with clients and external audiences.•Supervise day-to-day client projects and events to insure the quality of work meets client’s needs and objectives. •Oversee all aspects of major events for clients.•Review materials (press releases, pitch letters…) prepared by Senior Associates and Associates. •Develop and place appropriate stories by and about the client in business, and consumer media as needed. •Maintain clear and consistent communication between the client and RF|Binder. •Provide strategic insights and suggestions to senior colleagues and team members. •Work with senior management to develop complete communications plan for the client.•Work closely with a Senior Director / Managing Director on medium pieces of business. •Develop budgeting skills through organization of sub-projects on the account.•Supervise several Senior Associates and Associates.Skills required: •Strong oral, editing and written communication skills•Excellent interpersonal skills•Excellent organizational skills•Ability to think creatively and suggest ideas•Ability to plan strategically•Business presentation skills, including their development •Ability to budget programs and understand the financial aspects of the client relationship•Proficient in computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Qualifications:•3-5 years PR agency experience working on food/wellness/lifestyle •BA or BS degree; graduate degree in specialist area is a plus.