Account Executive

San Francisco, California
Salary commensurate w/experience. Benefits: bonus, 401K, prof. development, health insurance, & more
Jan 18, 2019
Metro Area
San Francisco
Full Time

An Account Executive with Colangelo & Partners will be a core member of our growing San Francisco team and be a crucial part of client strategy and management. You will work closely with our Senior Account Executives and Account Director to help further establish Colangelo & Partners in California by enhancing our services, finding strategic partners for creative services, and building our network with top media, influencers and trade in the NorCal market.

AE's participate in all aspects of the integrated public relations campaigns, from media and client relations, to brainstorming sessions and social media execution. You will primarily be proactively pitching media while providing ideas and input to the NY-based social media team for growing account business. AE's will work directly with clients, most of whom are based in California wine country. There are multiple opportunities for travel, both to our NY office and abroad for press trips and agreed client meetings.

An AE at Colangelo & Partners is a proactive, top-notch problem solver and can think quickly on their feet. They pay attention to detail in every-aspect of their job, from reviewing media lists and press releases to editing social media copy and new business proposals. They are strong writers, who value and embody the PR fundamentals of establishing genuine relationships with media, crafting the most intriguing and relevant stories and ultimately keeping our clients in the news on a consistent basis. In return, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most important brands in the wine and spirits industry, gain access to C&P’s unrivaled network of wine and spirits professionals including top sommeliers and bartenders across the country, and join a dynamic, passionate team of wine and spirits communications specialists.  


  • 2-3+ years of wine/spirits hospitality and/or lifestyle/business/tech/travel PR experience, preferably with agency vs. in-house with a proven track record of results

  • A PR Junkie with a thorough understanding of public relations fundamentals including media list development, developing talking points for spokespersons, pitching across print/media/broadcast outlets

  • Adept in Cision and Microsoft office tools (Excel, PPT, Word)

  • Can work strategically across multiple accounts at once – and handle and field requests from clients, media and managers alike

  • Extreme attention to detail – from your calendar to your to-do lists, you must have a proven system for organization for your own work as well as the work and responsibilities of your team

  • Showcases professionalism, respect and humility in every aspect of their job

  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment that can change from minute to minute and includes off-site events and client meetings

  • Ability to think creatively, contribute to team brainstorms and develop innovative communications campaigns for clients

What We Offer

  • We encourage you to help us grow: new business bonuses, employee referral program.

  • We want you to continue to learn: Education and training programs whether they be part of our in-house curriculum or subsidizing courses at accredited institutions

  • We not only want to know our client’s communications goals, we want to understand their product from the glass as well! This means weekly happy hours, group outings to wineries and wine bars and more.

  • We provide excellent benefits to our employees, including medical and dental insurance, 401K contribution matching, flexibility with Summer hours, and a paid leave policy including PTO for service, personal time and Summer Fridays. Benefits also extend to company-paid training programs, performance-based incentives, and the opportunity to work between the New York and San Francisco offices.

  • We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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