PR Account Director

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
$80,000-90,000 + benefits
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

We are a fast paced, high energy public relations agency specializing in the beauty and lifestyle arena and we're looking for a self-motivated, pro-active Account Director to join our dynamic team.  The Account Director will work on several well-known beauty brands and report directly to the team’s Vice President. You must have experience working in the beauty industry and at an agency to be considered for this job. If you do not please do not apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with clients to uncover and identify business needs and objectives
  • Crafting appropriate strategies, timelines, budgets and implementation plans
  • Anticipating client needs and identifying issues/concerns in order to proactively develop solutions
  • Developing broad industry expertise with a regional and national scope
  • Building trust, credibility, and client referrals.
  • Initiating regular contact with client contacts to review priorities, share counsel and garner feedback
  • Tracking results for clients and then determining media targets and goals
  • Reviewing press materials, proposals, agendas, weekly client reports
  • Leveraging  strong relationships with senior editors to  generate results and develop strategic opportunities
  • Advising and mentoring team members on appropriate media strategy
  • Attending media tours and managing event planning
  • Overall program and budget management for clients and each campaign
  • Helping with new business including generating leads, research, developing proposals, attending new business meetings and presenting ideas

Ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 7 years of experience pitching consumer beauty and lifestyle product accounts
  • Have strong media contacts with beauty editors at the top national consumer publications
  • Be creative, resourceful and have a keen attention to detail
  • Be able to contribute to a team atmosphere and work well with others
  • Do whatever it takes to provide the ultimate service to both clients and the media
  • Have a sense of humor, a sense of loyalty and be able to think outside of the box
  • Be able to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast paced atmosphere
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and prioritize a team’s workload, keeping Vice President informed of all developments relating to client work
  • Pitch and secure placements for our clients in national consumer print and broadcast media outlets
  • Oversee performance of AE and SAE
  • Draft and edit press releases, invitations, background information sheets, status reports
  • Develop a greater, more detailed understanding of client business, markets and issues affecting them


In exchange, we offer full health insurance benefits, retirement plan, vacation time and a fun work environment. Please cut and paste your resume with salary requirements. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA.

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