Public Relations Senior Account Executive (Tech + Consumer)

Location
Flatiron, New York City
Salary
Competitive annual salary + bonus, health, dental, vision, unlimited PTO, and 401k
Posted
Oct 16, 2017
Closes
Nov 15, 2017
Ref
SAE
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Boutique PR agency representing tech startups across 3D printing, AI technology, enterprise software, e-commerce, and consumer apps/devices industries is looking for a Senior Account Executive with 4-6 years of agency or in-house experience to join its fast-growing team in New York City. Ideal candidate works well in a fast-paced environment, has impeccable organizational and leadership skills, and is passionate about all things technology. The Senior Account Executive will manage a small team of Account Executives and Account Coordinators, report directly to the CEO, and assist with running point on accounts assigned.  

Responsibilities

  • Strategy & Planning
  • Writing & Editing
  • Media Relations
  • Event Planning & Organization
  • Client Relations
  • Team Management

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4-6 years public relations and communications experience (preferably in an agency or in-house setting)
  • College graduate, preferably with a bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism
  • Strong interest in technology, demonstrate a clear understanding or passion to learn about how things work and the impact it can have on our lives and the way we do business
  • Ability to perform well under pressure, meet tight deadlines and lead a team of AE’s and AC’s
  • Strong relationships with editors, bloggers, reporters, producers and conference organizers
  • Macro-level thinking and ability to adapt to different industries
  • Track record for programming clients at conferences and securing press coverage on behalf of clients
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills for client and partner relations
  • Strong work ethic
  • Professional conduct within and outside office while conducting agency business

Skills

  • Writing – news-writing (including Associated Press style format); copy (including newsletters, presentations, proposals, etc.); press material (releases, one-sheets)
  • Computer – Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Research & surveying
  • Management – time, team and project management
  • Communications – general knowledge of all tools used to  support communications and branding campaigns (i.e., media relations, social media, Cision, advertising, collateral, events, Internet, grassroots, etc.)
  • Creativity and ability to think outside of the box

Responsibilities

  • Simultaneously manage and coordinate multiple campaigns/initiatives
  • Lead client accounts and manage team to ensure quality of work and that projects are completed on-time
  • Generate new press opportunities for clients and growing their share of voice in industry conversations
  • Develop creative ideas and strategies across online and in real environments to further drive the impact of client campaigns
  • Oversee accounts and take a proactive approach in finding new opportunities for clients
  • Mentor and train junior team members to support the overall growth of the company
  • Work independently to execute campaigns/initiatives from beginning to end
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of the technology industry and how clients would fit into the landscape at a macro-level
  • Participate in client meetings/calls and bring new ideas backed by logic, solid research and reasoning
  • Prepare and run point on client presentations, reports, recaps and meeting agendas