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


Karla Otto is a renowned public relations and communications agency with offices across 14 locations in the UK, EMEA, US and Asia. Established in 1982 by Karla Otto herself, the agency has since grown to become a global leader in luxury brand PR and events.

With offices in major fashion capitals such as Milan, London, New York, and Los Angeles, Karla Otto represents some of the most prestigious fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands in the industry.

In 2017, Karla Otto and K2 merged to form The Independents, a global group of agencies for industry leaders across luxury and lifestyle. Currently this group comprises of Bureau Betak & Bureau Future, Karla Otto, K2, The Qode, Lefty, Prodject and CTZA, Atelier LUM, INCA Productions and Atelier Athem, Kennedy and Sunshine.

Our network of expert strategists, designers, planners and publicists work tirelessly to deliver exceptional results and establish long-term partnerships with our clients. We are passionate about the world of fashion, beauty, and luxury, with everyone bringing their unique expertise and insights to the table. We are driven by a shared commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the ever-evolving industry landscape.

Karla Otto New York is looking for an enthusiastic Account Manager for our Fashion Comms division. The individual will be a self-starter as well as a team player with the ability to lead and motivate others. An individual in this role will possess substantive industry knowledge and have strong relationships with fashion media (consumer, trade and digital). The candidate must have an understanding of the fashion trends, luxury culture and ideally also with jewelry brands. A true team player and committed mentor, this individual will be collaborative and eager to share ideas and information with all Karla Otto teams.


Work closely with clients to execute compelling PR programs that drive brand awareness and purchase behavior.

Proactively pitch long lead, short lead and digital media

Secure media coverage, features, and news items

Assist in the drafting of PR materials

Compile monthly status reports that include brands’ progress comparing each month’s performances

Prepare agendas and media updates for client calls

Partner with Karla Otto events team and outside vendors to ensure seamless execution of brand vision and deliverables.

Pitch and manage accounts and execute profile stories and editorial coverage

Oversee the management of sample ordering and replenishment and manage product send outs.

Able to lead, encourage, mentor, and develop junior staff members



Minimum 5 years of experience preferably handling multiple luxury labels

Outstanding interpersonal communication and writing skills

Be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Generates novel and useful ideas and solutions to everyday problems and challenges

Sets goals, monitors and reviews plans, and prioritizes tasks effectively

Accomplishes tasks accurately and thoroughly with strong follow-up skills

Confidence to train and direct the work of junior team members

Strong computer skills including Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Fashion GPS preferred.

What We Offer...

Medical, Dental, and Vision plans

401K Employer Match program

Commuter Benefits

Paid Time Off including Vacation Days, Personal Days, Sick Days, and additional Comp Days

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At Karla Otto, we are always looking for personalities with positive charisma who are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and have a keen sense of aesthetics.

Karla Otto embraces and celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Karla Otto provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our team!

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