Public relations firm specializing in visual arts, architecture and design is seeking a full-time Account Manager for its visual arts team.
We are looking for an experienced, extremely well-organized, and detail-oriented public relations professional. The applicant must be able to multi-task and have the ability to take initiative and help problem solve. They must be media savvy, have an impeccable phone manner, experience working in a team, and the ability to prioritize and take direction.
Candidate should be knowledgeable about contemporary art and art history and have active contacts in the visual arts media including art market writers and critics. Also required are outstanding writing skills, flair for social media content, and polished interpersonal skills. The ability to multi-task and work effectively in a small-team environment is essential.
We value stability and long-term work relationships and seek candidates whose professional goals align naturally with the agency and its clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 100% company-paid health and dental insurance coverage, generous vacation and personal days, a retirement plan and bonuses subject to revenue and performance.
Candidates must be able to think creatively and quickly, have the ability to adapt to different kinds of clients and contexts, and be comfortable in social environments. Foreign language skills are a plus.
Minimum of 3 years of agency or in house experience focusing on art, culture and lifestyle media.
The Account Manager reports to the Director of Visual Arts.
Blue Medium is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Helping to develop PR strategies for projects
Compiling and reviewing targeted media lists
Actively pitching media outlets
Developing and editing press materials including press releases, pitch letters, media alerts, fact sheets, images, talking points, and presentations
Planning special events, such as press previews and press trips
Reviewing agendas and media updates for weekly client calls
Lead weekly client calls
Implementing social media strategies for clients
Representing Blue Medium at art world events
Manage a team account coordinator and an intern
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Communications or Journalism
Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
An energetic team player and self-starter
Ability to multitask and prioritize
Strong media relations skills and contacts
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Airtable, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Solid understanding of social media tools and channels
Solid knowledge of publications covering design, lifestyle and culture
Availability to attend client events after hours as required
Willingness to work both from our office and from home (hybrid)
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by December 6th, 5pm ET to : careers (at) bluemedium (dot) com