Account Director

20036, Washington D.C.
Competitive salary, generous benefits package, company-paid health insurance, wellness allowance
Jun 09, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

About Us:

Polished Pig Media is a national public relations firm serving up the best in media management for the food, travel, lifestyle, and hospitality industries.  Relationship-based and results-oriented, our diverse team works to create synergistic and revenue-generating PR strategies for our clients.

With office locations in New York, Charleston, Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., our team of well-connected and passionate individuals works to maintain longstanding and trusted relationships within the broadcast, print, and online media sectors from coast to coast.

About You:

PPM is seeking a self-motivated professional with 6+ years of experience in successfully managing teams and leading accounts to serve as Account Director. The candidate should be a versatile, nimble problem-solver who cultivates team member relationships with the same careful attention as relationships with media and industry influencers.  He or she should possess expertise in media relations, account management and client servicing, development of strategy and team execution, and be knowledgeable about PPM’s practice areas and industries.

About the Position:

The Account Director serves as a liaison and primary point of contact between the client and the account teams. He or she is responsible for driving campaigns from inception to execution of overall strategy and ensuring the client voice and message is carried across all platforms. The Account Director leverages his or her industry/category knowledge and best practices to foster team performance, deliver results, and foresee potential issues and solutions. A balance of drive and a meticulous eye for detail makes him or her a valued member of the PPM family. Account Director responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and participate in the development of PR strategies, pitches, and client creative material
  • Adept at creating and tailoring PR plans and pitches
  • Build partnerships and relationships with top-tier media contacts, influencers, and industry leaders on a local, regional, and national level
  • Guide account team to deliver integrated solutions from strategy to execution
  • Build, nurture, and maintain relationships with key media contacts and influencers on local, regional, and national levels
  • Cultivate new business opportunities and prospective new clients
  • Anticipate potential issues or challenges and exercise strong judgment in critical client situations
  • Evaluate and analyze situations for the clients; present thoughtful and innovative solutions
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • In-depth understanding of all aspects of PR, from strategy and development to execution
  • Ensure overall quality of work by managing client deliverables, expectations, goals, and timelines
  • Inspire, motivate, and mentor team members while working closely with the Executive Team to foster company culture
  • Passionate about mentoring, as well as fostering, learning, and sharing among team members
  • Experienced at driving goals and holding team members accountable
  • Extensive knowledge of current trends and industries (food, travel, hospitality, lifestyle, etc.), as well as digital and new media
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable to changing situations

The Perks:

  • Generous number of vacation/personal/sick days per calendar year
  • Work remotely in some locations
  • Team outings and retreats
  • Wellness stipend
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Flexible parental leave
  • Professional development fund
  • Health & dental insurance

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