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
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

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