Job Openings Public Relations Account Director

About the job Public Relations Account Director

Account Director (generalist/lifestyle) with solid media contacts. The position requires a minimum of six years experience at an agency or similar company. Someone in this role must have a proven track record of managing accounts, highly motivated, have a professional manner, a sharp attention to detail, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and collaborate with team members, provide mentorship, and oversee junior team members, and demonstrate an ability to manage accounts with minimal supervision. The role is responsible for leading and directing the creation of strategic public relations initiatives for a client. Account Directors are evaluated on overall new business contributions, client service management, and media relations ability on both an individual and team basis. Position will start as work from home until we return to an office. There may be times that after-hours support may be needed for virtual, in-market and sometimes on-site at various locations (some travel may be involved).

Day-to-day activities include:

  • Media Relations: Actively pitch clients and secure regular media placements on behalf of clients, including features, articles, etc. Has developed longstanding relationships with top tier press and influencers.
  • Media Outreach: Build and nurture relationships with top press business, tech, and trade media.
  • Strategic Planning: They direct and lead a team to meet client goals and provide strategic counsel to their clients, as well as ensure campaign goals are delivered and service level agreements are met. Work in tandem with teams in both the NY and LA offices to actively pitch media, solidify communication plans, and liaise with client.
  • Written Communications: Originate and disseminate compelling and creative documents (e.g., pitches, press releases, interview requests/schedules, media strategies). Stimulates ideas for new materials and improvements.
  • Client Relations: Actively leads and engages with client to develop ideas and partnerships that achieve their goals.
  • Client Workload: Managing an extended portfolio of clients and ensuring consistency of service is delivered in line with company policy.