Location: New York, NY
Field: PR/Communications
Min. Experience: 8+ year(s)
Basis: Full-time

Description:

We have an immediate opening for an Account Director in our New York office on our Talent & Influencer Integration Team. The ideal person for this role is someone who has developed deep relationships with talent/influencer publicists, managers and agencies. You have a creative and inventive voice and an opinion that matters (and you’re not afraid to voice it). “You have a pulse on the latest talent and influener trends” – (everyone says this but it’s true). This is a role for someone who has experience operating scaled influencer campaigns and can speak multi-dimensional and multi-platform influencer programs. You’re able to see the forest beyond the trees to develop truly integrated campaigns and manage a truly integrated team. You consider yourself an expert in both social media and talent/influencer relationships and you stay up late reading your feeds because you just can’t help yourself. 

Responsibilities Include:

-Leading talent and influencer strategy and outreach on various client (brand and non-profit) teams

-Assisting in developing and executing comprehensive communications strategies.

-Considered a thought-leader of sorts, for the agency and clients.

-Partnering with our Digital/Social team on strategic positioning and content for posts.

-Training and mentoring junior staff on the inner workings and executions of talent/influencer integration, PR, media relations, social campaigns, and overall work approach. This is incredibly important to us!

-Managing and building on existing network of talent/influencer reps and entertainment/fashion/sports/tech industry contacts

-Planning, managing and executing talent/influencer moments such as large-scale launch events, influencer dinners, photo/PSA shoots and more.

-Achieving deliverables for a full roster of clients (average of 6 – 8).

-Participating in and/or leading new business meetings, creating proposals as needed.

-Regularly bringing new opportunities for clients – media meetings, key introductions, etc.Working with senior management to respond to client requests and ensure requests are taken care of in an efficient manner.

-Support administration of accounts including developing agendas, meeting recaps, activity reports, client status reports and budget trackers.

Requirements:

You should apply if:

-You have at least 8 years of talent/influencer integration experience with demonstrated success in the following areas: securing top-tier talent and influencers for paid/unpaid opportunities, developing and executing strategic talent/influencer plans, creating out-of-the-norm media moments, and managing staff.

-You’ve managed a team with direct oversight for at least 3 years (of those 8 mentioned above).

-You have a genuine interest in developing junior talent and empowering them to be A performers!

-You have a strong value and understanding of the rapid pace of consumer behavior and the influencer landscape.

-You are a strong writer – persuasive, concise, creative, and quick!

-You have a growing list of relationships with talent/influencer representatives across a variety of verticals and know how to leverage those relationships to secure impactful talent.

-You are a strategic thinker, bring new ideas to the table, and love a good brainstorm.

-You have strong decision-making abilities and accountability; this is an important role, own it!

-You have an innate curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit…have a suggestion on making something better? We encourage you to do it!

-You are incredibly organized, detailoriented (see what I did there?), and able to excel at managing multiple projects simultaneously.

-You’re willing to work select evenings/weekends and travel when necessary – our clients often need us to GO, GO, GO!

-You enjoy overdelivering rather than meeting expectations and take genuine pride in being part of something good.

-You make friends wherever you go. I mean, your co-workers are basically your roommates…don’t be uncool 😉 

You don’t HAVE to have this, but it sure would be nice:

-Previous experience working with & managing teams in multiple locations

-Experience serving as a project manager on integrated communications teams (overseeing talent integration, media relations, social media, creative, brand integration)

-Interests beyond influencer – we never like to stay in our lanes here and particularly like to combine entertainment and social good.

-Previous experience using influencer research tools like Celebrity Intelligence, IMDb Pro, HYPR. 



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