Account Director – Independent PR Agency – New York City

New York City
Job Information

Our client is a fast growing elite PR agency with offices nationwide. The agency specializes in multiple categories within consumer, including an array of liquor and retail accounts. It possesses a great working culture and team player mentality, which makes for a positive work environment.

They are currently seeking an Account Director to help manage their growing New York City office and to serve as a client lead on their current consumer lifestyle accounts. This is a great opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic mindset to help grow their NYC business during this exciting time. Their goal is to make the NYC office their largest one in the near future and therefore they are looking to hire an experienced leader who is both hands on and looking to grow along with the agency. As a result, great growth potential exists for the right candidate.


  • Mentor and develop junior team members
  • Participate in building strong working relationships with clients, serving as the day-to-day contact
  • Drive the day-to-day execution of PR, social media and integrated communications programs, working within the account teams to ensure client objectives are achieved and agency business goals are met
  • Develop and execute national and local market PR events
  • Manage and secure client spokespeople and strategic partnerships
  • Assist with and manage media outreach including proactive and reactive media pitching
  • Manage news and media coverage monitoring and analysis, providing weekly updates and monthly PR coverage and measurement report
  • Oversee client budgets
  • Participate in new business development, including research & presentation development
  • Demonstrate a desire to work in a fast-paced, creative agency environment where all team members roll up their sleeves and pitch in
  • Understand and implement the agency’s dedication to client service
  • Write and edit marketing materials across multiple mediums


  • A minimum of seven years of PR agency experience is required
  • A forward-thinking self-starter who is driven to provide results and solve problems is desired
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing large scale consumer PR campaigns
  • Excellent planning and project management skills, including delegation of tasks to appropriate staff
  • Expertise working on a variety of different projects on behalf of different clients while meeting all individual deadlines and deliverables
  • Have a proven track record of successful media outreach to national and local media outlets
  • Excellent communication and client relation skills
  • Superior writing skills
  • Detail oriented, reliable and flexible – doesn’t sweat the small stuff
  • Special event logistics and planning experience (media events, conferences and meetings)
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and on a team
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • The desire and ability to travel to client meetings and events; total travel is approximately 20%

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