Location: New York, NY
Field: PR/Communications
Min. Experience: 5-6 year(s)
Basis: Full-time

Description:

Reports to: Executive Vice President

Opportunity to play an integral role on the media relations team at one of the art world’s most recognized strategic communications and marketing firms

PRIMARY FUNCTION/POSITION SUMMARY:The Senior Account Executive executes and supports media relations campaigns for FITZ & CO’s wide network of international art-world clients. The Senior Account Executive is to implement FITZ & CO’s systems and processes for all aspects of his/her work.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Duties include but are not limited to the following):Lead and execute media relations campaigns for major international art world clientsImplement campaign strategySuccessfully interact with and manage high-profile clients on a daily basis and help to ensure that client expectations are being metPitch features, reviews, and news stories to newspapers, magazines, online media, and broadcast media, in local, national, and international marketsWrite media releases and other media materials, including but not limited to Q&A’s, briefing documents, and fact sheets

Proofread media releases and other PR materials

Organize media events and work onsite at these events

Demonstrate crisis communications experience

Update database and mailing lists of media and art world contacts.

Research new media contacts in order to grow relationships between FITZ & CO and key media

Contribute to the growth and development of FITZ & CO as an agency both through supporting internal systems as well as offering ideas for new business leads and contacts

Assist with administrative tasks, including tracking and reporting media coverage, as needed

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:FITZ & CO’s Media Relations Team as well as the Social Media and Marketing teams

Current clients: reporting, communicating, arranging meetings, and attending client meetings

Media: Editors, critics and writers of major magazines, newspapers, and online media. Producers and hosts of broadcast TV and radio. All media covering arts, culture, fashion, lifestyle, business, finance, and general news.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:Trains new members of teamLeads accounts

Supervises interns along with Account Coordinators on staff

WORKING CONDITIONS:Work is performed primarily in the FITZ & CO New York office, though periodically the position requires domestic and international travel, working across time zones, and on occasion servicing clients’ crisis communications needs outside of regular working hours

Requirements:

College graduate with 5-7 years of professional experience in public relations, communications, and fine arts, at a PR agency

Proven track record of delivering print, broadcast and online media results

Independent self-starter; ambitious hard-worker

In-depth knowledge of and relationships with the media, specifically art-world and cultural media and key writers, editors, and producers

Existing art-world media contacts

Ability to think strategically and be a good problem solver

Leadership skills and experience in managing and mentoring junior staff.

Strong written and verbal communications skills

Excellent organizational skillsMac-savvy

Technical skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, Powerpoint, experience with Salesforce and Harvest a plus

Knowledge and interest in social media

Foreign language skills a plusSend cover letter and resume to careers@fitzandco.art No phone calls please.



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