Job Openings Account Coordinator, Public Relations

About the job Account Coordinator, Public Relations

Boutique Public Relations agency specializing in lifestyle/health and wellness has an immediate opportunity for a dynamic Account Coordinator to join their team. This entry-level role is ideal if you are a self-starter, able to multi-task several moving parts and can prioritize multiple projects. If you have a desire to grow your communications career, I want to hear from you. This role is based in New York City.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as liaison between clients, vendors, and agency departments to coordinate efficient and timely processing of materials
  • Conduct media monitoring and analysis and prepare reports for distribution to clients
  • Develop and maintain media/press contact lists and databases, updating regularly and mining for new contacts
  • Research and maintain speaking/editorial opportunities lists and calendars
  • Begin to build relationships with relevant journalists and influencers
  • Draft press releases, pitch letters, etc.
  • Conduct background research and prepare briefing memos/documents for client interviews/media opportunities
  • Participate in logistical operations of special events planning and coordination
  • Coordinate and distribute press materials, press kits and mass mailings for clients and teams
  • Perform ad hoc account administrative tasks as assigned


SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or related field
  • PR agency or in-house internship experience desired
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; proofreading and editing ability
  • Entry level understanding of media writing and media relations (story pitching, writing releases and bylines, ability to find creative angles)
  • Maintain a professional, client-ready demeanor and presence
  • Avid consumer of consumer lifestyle news and media
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and affinity for digital tools and platforms (including social media)
  • Creative and energetic personality
  • Strong time management skills
  • Exhibit a facility for problem solving and close attention to detail