Public Relations Account Executive – 1-2 yrs experience req’d

29 Oct, 2022


Public Relations Account Executive – 1-2 yrs experience req’d

New York, NY/Parsippany, NJ

About JConnelly

JConnelly is a pioneer in the evolution of how companies and individuals communicate, connect and engage. We build, grow and protect premier brands, mitigate and manage crisis, and influence change. Our clients value our expertise, access, and most importantly, our passion for service and results.

Our work and firm have been recognized by AVA Digital Awards, Telly Awards, Gramercy Institute, PRSA Pyramid Awards, Bulldog Stars of PR, MarCom Awards and more.

Our people make JConnelly great. We provide a work environment that encourages collaboration, creative thinking, and the ability for individuals to do their best work while enjoying and prioritizing other aspects of their lives. It’s why we’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work since 2011.

JConnelly has been a hybrid workforce for nearly 20 years. We love the flexibility of working from home and we love to collaborate together in person! Most teams work from the office about 3 days per week.

Here’s What You’ll Be Doing

Account Executives collaborate with senior public relations team members to execute objectives and strategies outlined in the client’s PR Plan. This role is focused on media relations services and supports client relations and administrative duties where needed. Under the supervision of the AVP, the Account Executive will be responsible for managing 1-2 small accounts or projects. Must be able to work in a team-oriented, collaborative, fast paced, deadline driven environment.

The teams that are currently seeking Account Executives have clients in financial technology, wealth management, and digital asset industries.

Here are the specifics

  • Identifies and secures an array of media placement for clients
  • Develops and maintains relationships with all media outlets including trades, broadcast and national media
  • Supports 2-4 accounts as a lead media pitcher
  • Assists in the development of portions of strategic PR plans and campaign development
  • Monitors, identifies and secures appropriate editorial calendar opportunities for clients
  • Develops unique story angles and timely pitches to generate consistent client exposure
  • Drafts press releases, award nominations, social media posts and other client related materials
  • Monitors, identifies and secures appropriate editorial calendar opportunities for clients
  • Reviews and/or develops media analysis reports and distributes client media mentions
  • Maintains call notes, agendas, project trackers and client update communications

What you should have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or Communications
  • At least 2 years experience in PR specifically pitching and media relations
  • Must have a passion for PR
  • Demonstrated ability to organize/prioritize work, handle details accurately, follow up with minimum supervision, and complete tasks within specified deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and customer service skills
  • Experience in PR related software

What We Offer Employees

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous health and welfare benefits
  • Flexible work environment – Teams generally work from the Parsippany office 3 days per week
  • Retirement Plan options
  • Paid Time Off, Sick Days, Volunteer day off and 12 paid holidays
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Training at every level
  • Fun work environment

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Job posted: 2022-10-29