Award- Winning PR Agency seeking Stellar PR Account Executive

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Compensation based on experience
Posted
Oct 10, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

This position will provide support to the account team on various accounts, with a growing level of media expertise. The ideal candidate will have worked within the agency setting and demonstrate a passion for creativity, strong writing and a team-player attitude.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prioritize own work, meet deadlines, and actively communicate progress and deliverables.
  • Demonstrate a network of traditional and online media contacts.
  • Create targeted media lists for broadcast, online, and print outlets, as well as digital influencers.
  • Draft pitches and conduct proactive outreach to media outlets.
  • Draft press materials, ensuring quality and consistency such as press releases, media alerts, fact sheets, bios, and case studies.
  • Daily client interaction to update report on and discuss media relations.
  • Responsible (in conjunction with the AAE) for daily account management activities, such as agendas, recaps, activity reports, media monitoring and coordination of all necessary materials for client accounts.
  • Attend and facilitate media interviews/editor desk side appointments; network with reporters and editors.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients and new business opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to develop and implement successful PR campaigns.
  • Supervise and manage junior staff on respective accounts on account management, research, projects and more.
  • Complete individual tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Serve as an active member of the team and demonstrate team-player attitude.

BENEFITS

  • Compensation based on experience
  • Competitive benefits (health, 401k, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field
  • At least 2 to 3 years of PR agency, in-house or media/editorial experience
  • Ability to think critically and to provide strategic insight and analysis to solve problems
  • Ability to multi-task and excel in a collaborative environment
  • Experience and understanding of PR databases/tools – i.e. Cision, PR Newswire, etc.
  • Flexible, driven, creative and passionate about the communications industry
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

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