Account Executive, Sports

Account Executive, Sports

JONESWORKS, strategy-driven communications, marketing, and management agency, is seeking a driven, creative, and highly organized Account Executive to join our Sports team in our New York office.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of industry best practices, a passion for public relations, a strong work ethic, and previous experience developing ideas that build audiences, increase awareness, and engage consumers across every touchpoint of new and traditional media.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of creative, innovative, results-driven communications strategies and programs to support client objectives
  • Drafts, edits and is responsible for finalizing necessary media and client-facing materials, including client communications, pitches, press releases, agendas, etc.
  • Keeping your finger on the pulse of the latest industry and media trends and translating them to actionable insights and recommendations
  • Creates and qualifies target media and influencer lists with minimal review or directive needed
  • Execution of earned media calendar, developing story ideas and creative pitches for targeted media, aggressively pursuing new angles and opportunities
  • Proven ability to place features, trend round-ups and items in quality media outlets to strategically position consumer and lifestyle clients
  • Actively networks with media across entertainment, lifestyle, business, trade, and consumer outlets and maintains strong relationships
  • Vet inbound opportunities for clients and help evaluate opportunities against client objectives
  • Staff client activations/events such as interviews, press tours, red carpets, photo and content shoots, media days, etc.
  • Maintain sound judgment and discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information


  • 3 years of relevant PR experience preferably in an agency setting
  • BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or related field
  • Deep knowledge and passion for sports, especially NFL and NBA, with the ability to stay up-to-date with industry trends and topics
  • Strong media relations
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, and able to execute multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to take and apply direction from supervisors
  • Effectively manages time, meets deadlines and works with supervisors to manage priorities


  • JONESWORKS offers medical, dental, vision and 401(K), unlimited Paid Time Off, Summer Fridays, Extended PTO for December/January holiday, bonus incentives and other perks!
  • Salary: $57.5-70K

***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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