Account Executive – consumer

Public relations
Brooklyn, NY - Full Time

Our client is a global integrated communications agency specializing in brand experiences, marketing strategy and public relations. We are on the hunt for an Account Executive to join their dynamic and multi-skilled campaign team to work across a roster of exciting clients ranging from lifestyle and beauty to health/pharmaceuticals and F&B.

The successful candidate will have a mature disposition relative to client interaction, professional communication skills both written and verbal, a dedicated work ethic, and a collaborative attitude. Previous experience within a PR agency or in-house team and an understanding of the working dynamics of the client/agency relationship are required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Expand knowledge on delivery vehicles for successful communications plans, including broadcast, print, media, social and digital platforms
  • Rigorous adherence to deadlines, editorial agendas and general etiquette of handling all media
  • Develop and maintain and expand the database of key contacts in domestic and international media, driving relationship
  • Responsible for written and verbal ‘selling-in’ of stories to domestic and global media for primary clients
  • Exhibits quality writing of PR materials for primary clients, including press releases, promotions/competition copy, fact sheets, etc.
  • Ensures that all administrative actions are adhered to – including preparation of contact reports, agendas, and status reports
  • Exhibits impeccable attention to detail in all dealings with the client – particularly with regards to communication, both written and verbal
  • Approaches all projects with openness, a willingness to learn, and excellent listening skills
  • Invests in understanding the nature of a client’s business activities and market realities
  • Records and shares appropriately with the team, all contact notes from all client meetings
  • Supports the team on-site at events for primary clients
  • Reviews and proofs all documents to ensure immaculate layout and presentation before showing it to your line manager
  • Demonstrate creativity, initiative, and proactivity in suggesting media/other promotional opportunities for clients to your direct manager and fellow team members

 

Key Experience:

  • 1-2+ year’s experience in PR agency and/or client services business
  • Strong ability to manage many production elements on varying timelines simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including facility in managing and prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision, and in a team-based and goal-oriented environment
  • Quick thinker, able problem-solver
  • Passionate, curious, proactive, and creative
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial, willing to try things he/she hasn’t done before
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to actively participate in the logistical and operational tasks of the actual event, as well as pre- and post-event activities

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