Account Director

We are currently seeking an Account Director in our New York Office. The ideal candidate will be ambitious and highly organized, with strong writing skills,  and a passion for public relations, social media, and current events. This is a fast-paced role for a creative PR practitioner who delegates effectively, manages projects and time well, demonstrates strong strategic aptitude, sound tactical skills, and senior management potential.

What You’ll Get

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Invaluable experience
  • A dedicated, fun and supportive group of colleagues
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits

Responsibilities

As directed by a supervisor, a Director will:

  • Develop, plan, and execute communications strategies that meet and exceed client goals
  • Serve as account lead for multiple clients across media, lifestyle, and entertainment brands, including setting public relations goals, spearheading execution, and managing staff
  • Create and draft consumer-facing communications materials, including press releases, media alerts, backgrounders, event invites, pitches and other documents; edit writing of junior staff
  • Manage multiple projects from ideation to execution
  • Supervise junior team members to ensure they have a balanced workload and the information they need to complete tasks on deadline – Edit and approve press lists, status reports, agendas, etc.
  • Provide strategic counsel to clients, including during crisis situations
  • Write talking points and prep executives for press interviews and speaking engagements
  • Research and brainstorm editorial opportunities for clients
  • Coordinate logistics of on-air bookings and interviews; serve as liaison between clients and the press
  • Establish relationships with print and online reporters, and national and local broadcast producers
  • Pitch press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists across print, broadcast and online outlets
  • Represent clients at industry events, trade shows, vendor meetings, and other external opportunities as needed

 

To apply send cover letter and resume to: careers@high10media.com