Account Director, Leading Lifestyle PR Agency

New York City
Job Information

Our client is a leading boutique PR agency with a strong focus in restaurants, spirits, travel, hotels, and hospitality. They are currently seeking a seasoned PR candidate with experience in the lifestyle, hospitality, real estate and/or travel space. He or she will act as one of the most senior team members and will report directly into the agency’s Managing Director and Partner and be responsible for guiding, supervising, and implementing account work for several leading clients. This is a great opportunity for a talented, creative and passionate individual who is seeking a senior level position within a growing and highly successful PR agency. The successful candidate should have innovative thinking capabilities and possess the ability to thrive in a creative and entrepreneurial environment. He/she should hold an entrepreneurial mindset, yet also have the skillset required to successfully mentor junior staff members when needed.


  • Provide senior strategic counsel to clients and account team
  • Manage the execution of public relations programs as well as assume direct responsibility for quality of work
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with media, influencers, and pitch clients in a proactive and ongoing manner
  • Anticipate clients’ strategic needs, both long and short term
  • Retain and develop current accounts to increase revenue
  • Generate media results on a consistent basis and think outside-of-the-box
  • Motivate, mentor, and guide professional development of junior staff


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of public relations experience
  • Prior experience working with travel, hospitality, spirits, or real estate brands is preferred
  • Self-sufficient, driven, creative, and invested in a long term career opportunity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and results oriented
  • Ability to spot trends and integrate into PR efforts to keep clients current in the media

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