Junior Account Executive

New York City
Competitive annual salary, bonus, health insurance, dental insurance and 401K
Nov 29, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The Junior Account Executive (JAE) at The TASC Group plays a critical role on client accounts, supporting all day-to-day client activities, projects and teams at a tactical level with direction from senior leadership.

The JAE candidate will display an understanding of media relations and storytelling and possess effective written and verbal communication and time management skills. They will have the ability to work adeptly on multiple projects.

A successful JAE candidate will ensure efficiency and productivity on client accounts. They will work with supervision and direction from senior leadership, while growing their own skillset and expertise in PR.

General Skills Required:

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Display ability to work as a self-starter
  • Offer ideas and take initiative
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time in a consistent manner
  • Maintain a positive attitude and have a sense of humor
  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers
  • Ability to work well on a small team
  • Display passion for social justice and advocacy causes

Core Responsibilities/Duties:

Media Relations

  • Have a good understanding of media relations and best practices re: media management
  • Support account executives/SAEs and senior management on execution of strategic outreach plans for client campaigns or events
  • Conduct thorough media research and create customized media lists for client campaigns
  • Craft effective pitches
  • Secure quality media placements with guidance and strategic direction from senior staff
  • Develop and grow media contact network
  • Prepare press materials such as press releases & media kits

Client Relations

  • Play a critical supporting role on 3 – 5 client accounts
  • Work under AEs/SAEs or senior management to liaise with clients when appropriate via email and in phone or in-person meetings
  • Attend client meetings and take effective notes
  • Develop client weekly agendas and recaps and media reports with senior supervision

Social Media

  • Monitor and track social media for TASC
  • Provide tactical support on TASC social media accounts

Basic Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in public relations, communications or a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • A strategic and tactical understanding of social media
  • Background experience in:
    • Public relations and communications experience in the nonprofit industry or with an advocacy organization
    • Background and experience working on a political campaign or organization
    • PR/communications agency experience

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