Lifestyle Account Manager

New York City, New York (US)
Competitive salary plus benefits
Jan 03, 2018
Feb 02, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The Communications Store is looking for a Lifestyle Account Manager with the ability to think creatively and push boundaries. Our ideal candidates will be adept at building client confidence in creative thought and encouraging it within their team. We seek individuals who have a confident and positive persona with both clients and colleagues alike and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.  We are a growing team looking for responsible, passionate, thoughtful and smart candidates to join us.  

The Ideal Candidate is:

  • Experienced Account Manager with solid 5-7 years public relations experience and understanding of luxury and lifestyle market
  • Passion and experience within food, wine, spirits industries; tech public relations experience a plus
  • Proven track record of securing press placements and nurturing press relations within the luxury lifestyle sector (print and digital), especially within the food and beverage, luxury goods, travel and general lifestyle media
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; self-starter
  • Strategic thinker who is passionate about creativity and offers ability to generate ideas
  • Confident and upbeat persona both with colleagues and clients
  • Experience managing and motivating team members
  • Experience in organizing press trips, media lunches / dinners, national media tours and desk-sides.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day running of multiple client programs  and act as a daily point of contact for clients
  • Cultivate and maintain editorial media contacts to drive coverage levels for clients
  • Proactively pitch to media coverage-generating ideas that will include and support agency clients
  • Prepare budget quotations and monitor expenditures against the budget
  • Produce media and project evaluations for clients which clearly correspond to campaign objectives
  • Respond appropriately to client request, give sound client counsel and escalate to senior team members where necessary
  • Work closely with senior team members on development of client proposals, new business responses, and pitches

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