Account Executive, Entertainment + Talent Division – New York

JONESWORKS, a full-service marketing, communications and management agency is seeking a passionate, creative, and highly organized Account Executive for our New York office.

Ideal candidate is:

  • An incredible storyteller
  • Experienced in working with high level talent
  • So passionate about their work and results that they don’t get star-struck!
  • People-oriented – enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Always early and always responsive to team and clients
  • Adaptable/flexible – enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented – Understands the importance of detail in their work
  • Achievement-oriented – enjoys taking on challenges
  • Innovative – prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • Someone who thrives in a high-pressure environment and has a high stress tolerance
  • Someone who can read a room and social cues and knows when to jump in and be assertive and also when to take a step back
  • Successful in managing multiple short- and long-term projects simultaneously
  • Bold enough to pick up the phone to a high-level client, a CEO or national journalist and confidently provide strategic point-of-view

Account Executive Duties:

  • Develop creative, results-driven public relations programs to support client objectives, partnerships, launches and activations
  • Develop story ideas and creative pitches for targeted media
  • Vet inbound press, marketing and partnership opportunities for clients
  • Serve as daily client contact and address client issues thoughtfully and effectively
  • Work closely with PR and Marketing partners on behalf of client
  • Manage and help mentor Junior Account Executives, Account Coordinators and Interns with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Support and collaborate with Senior Executive team
  • Staff client events such as press tours, red carpets, photo and content shoots, media days, etc.
  • Oversee and manage materials for team and client meetings/calls
  • Draft and manage press-facing and client-facing materials
  • Monitor media coverage and report results to team and clients
  • Actively network and engage with media across entertainment, lifestyle, business, trade, and consumer outlets

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must have 2-4 years public relations experience working with talent. Agency experience preferred.
  • Strong media relationships – broadcast, long lead and digital as well as a strong portfolio which demonstrates results
  • Ability to work well with others and take direction as well as mentor and manage junior level executives and interns
  • Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Proficient in working with Muck Rack, Cision, and other entertainment research-based programs
  • Creative and energetic personality
  • Professional, yet friendly people skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Extremely strong and responsive written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to see around corners, anticipate needs and be resourceful
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • B.S/B.A in public relations, journalism, business communications or equivalent work experience

Benefits:

Jonesworks offers medical, dental, vision and 401(K), generous Paid Time Off packages, Summer Fridays, Extended PTO for December/January holiday, bonus incentives and other perks!

***We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.***

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