Location: New York, NY
Field: PR/Communications
Min. Experience: 1-2 year(s)
Basis: Full-time


Account Executive Core Job Description:

Mission is a global integrated communications agency specialising in brand experiences, marketing strategy and public relations. For more information, visit: www.thisismission.com. Mission are on the hunt for an Account Executive to join their dynamic and multi-skilled campaign team to work across a roster of exciting clients ranging from lifestyle and beauty to health/pharmaceuticals and F&B. The successful candidate will have a mature disposition relative to client interaction, professional communication skills both written and verbal, a dedicated work ethic, and a collaborative attitude. Previous experience within a PR agency or in-house team and an understanding of the working dynamics of the client/agency relationship required.

Key Responsibilities:

- Expand knowledgeable on a delivery vehicles for successful communications plans, including broadcast, print, media, social and digital platforms

- Rigorous adherence to deadlines, editorial agendas and general etiquette of handling all media

- Develop and maintain and expand the database of key contacts on domestic and international media, driving relationship

- Responsible for written and verbal ‘selling-in’ of stories to domestic and global media for primary clients

- Exhibits quality writing of PR materials for primary clients, including press releases, promotions/competition copy, fact sheets etc

- Ensures that all administrative actions are adhered to - including preparation of contact reports, agendas and status reports

- Exhibits impeccable attention to detail in all dealings with the client – particularly with regards to communication, both written and verbal

- Approaches all projects with openness, a willingness to learn and excellent listening skills

- Invests in understanding the nature of a client’s business activities and market realities

- Records and shares appropriately with the team, all contact notes from all client meetings

- Supports the team on-site at events for primary clients

- Reviews and proofs all documents to ensure immaculate layout and presentation before showing it to your line manager

- Demonstrate creativity, initiative and proactivity in suggesting media/other promotional opportunities for clients to your direct manager and fellow team members


- 1-2+ year’s experience in PR agency and/or client services business

- Strong ability to manage many production elements on varying timelines simultaneously

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail, and interpersonal skills

- Demonstrated project management skills, including facility in managing and prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and ability to work under pressure

- Ability to work independently, under supervision, and in a team-based and goal-oriented environment

- Quick thinker, able problem-solver

- Passionate, curious, proactive, and creative

- Self-starter, entrepreneurial, willing to try things he/she hasn't done before

- Detail oriented

- Ability to actively participate in the logistical and operational tasks of the actual event, as well as pre- and post-event activities

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