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Senior Account Executive

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY (New York, San Francisco)

Senior Account Executives are the hub of all activity on their accounts. They have day-to-day responsibility for keeping things running smoothly, ensuring deadlines are met and overseeing junior team members.

This position reports to a Performance Manager and P&L Manager (PLM).  

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Visibility into every program on several tech accounts, including ownership and deliverables
  • Solid media relations skills and the ability to deliver high-visibility wins for your clients – activities that include pitching and securing media opportunities, writing (media pitches, press releases and speaker submissions) as well as coordinating tours and campaigns
  • Strong strategic skills and ability to interact effectively with client executives, consistently demonstrating understanding of client business, market and competitive situation
  • Knowledge of major industry trends affecting clients, the events driving news cycles and ability to proactively exploit them on behalf of clients
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and work both up and down within teams
  • Contribute to new business pitches through research, brainstorming and program creation
  • Effectively present at new business meetings and pitches
  • Actively manage productivity and find ways to make tangible agency contributions
  • Track non-billable and client billable time daily

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • 3-4 years of professional experience in public relations or communications-related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, English or communications-related field
  • Solid relationships with press, and a proven track record of great coverage
  • Ability to multi-task and manage projects from start to finish
  • Creative and a self-starter 
  • Strong writing skills – able to develop great pitches, press releases, PR plans, etc., and be able to deliver client ready material