Public Relations Account Executive (Tech)

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
AE
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Tech PR agency is looking for an Account Executive with 2-3 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 communications and interpersonal skills, demonstrate strong writing and editing capabilities, has a presence in the digital world and is passionate about all things technology. The Account Executive report directly to the Senior Account Executive, and assist with the day-to-day of client accounts.  

Responsibilities

  • Drafting messaging documents, press releases, pitches, and media briefing documents
  • Establish frequent communication with press to develop new story ideas and features for clients
  • Researching information, summarizing findings and organizing media target lists, keeping track of conversations with press
  • Preparing materials for client meetings (agendas, recaps)
  • Support senior team members in event coordination and logistics  
  • Attending client meetings, participating in client brainstorming  sessions, compiling monthly client status reports, developing/maintaining  timelines
  • Managing client trackers, tracking client press coverage and ensuring that all information is up to date
  • Attending staff meetings, assisting with office support,  participating in professional social networking and team-building exercises

Qualifications

  • Experience – Minimum of 2-3 years PR 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 support senior team members
  • Existing relationships with editors, bloggers, and reporters
  • Track record of securing press coverage on behalf of clients
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for client and media 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