Senior Account Executive

Cooney Waters Unlimited
New York City, New York (US)
Commensurate with experience
Nov 21, 2017
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Senior Account Executive – New York City About Cooney Waters Unlimited

Founded in 1992, Cooney Waters Unlimited is mid-sized firm headquartered in New York City that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to health care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world.

Consistently ranked among the top independent health care agencies in the U.S., more than 45+ health care communications professionals are focused exclusively in health and science across many therapeutic areas and health industries. All clients, regardless of size, are provided direct involvement of a long-tenured senior team. Cooney Waters Unlimited has a culture of honesty, hard work, collegiality and respect.

The SAE position is responsible for implementing, and overseeing junior staff on, day-to-day activities for high-profile, fast-paced pharmaceutical accounts that encompass a broad spectrum of PR activities, including patient/caregiver un-branded awareness initiatives, issues management and product support. Previous experience in infectious diseases is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support supervisor(s) in effective management of agency account activities from project planning to tactical execution, details and account administration.
  • Develop a range of audience-appropriate written materials.
  • Direct junior account staff and vendor relationships in execution of account projects
  • Contribute to creative brainstorming on tactics to meet client challenges.


Ideal Candidate

Qualified candidates will have 4+ years of public relations agency or combination of agency plus in-house or non-profit healthcare communications experience. Ideal candidates will have experience with social media marketing on multiple platforms including Facebook and Twitter, as well as with traditional media campaigns; skilled at juggling multiple projects on deadline (including comprehensive research, media list development and social/traditional media monitoring) with guidance from senior team members. Candidates should have experience with key product milestones (approval, launch) and disease awareness campaigns. Qualified candidates must be fast learner and motivated for success and growth of self, team and accounts; possess an ability to manage and direct individual activities, plus support junior staff, seek guidance from senior managers and keep everyone informed.

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