Senior Account Executive, Luxury Cosmetics Brand – Fashion PR Agency

New York City
Job Information

Our client is a highly regarded and independent NYC PR Agency that specializes in globally recognized skincare, fragrance and cosmetics brands. The agency is currently seeking a beauty PR professional to work on a leading luxury cosmetic account. The successful candidate should have solid beauty PR experience, working on established color cosmetic brands. He or she should have specific experience in backstage/fashion week grooming, as this is essential. In addition, this role will focus on idea and strategy building for a luxury color cosmetics brand at a global level. This person will need to be able to craft content for PR use, but will not necessarily be responsible for pitching the stories. The successful candidate should also possess a strong background in event planning and celebrity initiatives. Any experience with international press trips is a definite plus. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is really looking to take their career in PR to the next level, working on an elite and globally recognized cosmetic brand.


  • Responsible for a high volume of media placement for the brand
  • Supervise junior staff members (2-5 junior staff members)
  • Oversee daily contact with high-energy, highly involved clients in the US and in Europe
  • Responsible for successfully managing client relations and expectations
  • Position is responsible for media relations within all genres (including print, broadcast and online outlets) as well as event planning (including press previews, media interviews, special events, etc.)
  • Independently create media outreach plans for global beauty brands, collaborating with Senior Vice President on strategy formulations
  • Help to create strategies that will be used on a global consumption basis, for deployments to additional markets/countries/affiliates worldwide


  • Approximately 4 years of beauty public relations experience; color cosmetic experience is integral
  • Bachelor’s degree required; ideally in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Experience working with celebrities is a must
  • Background in big brand beauty names is a must
  • Experience working with large scale budgets and launches
  • High level of success in garnering coverage in print, broadcast TV and online mediums
  • Well established relationships with beauty focused editorial contacts
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively articulate ideas to clients, agency principals and colleagues
  • Must be detail oriented and have ability to thrive in a fast paced, high-energy environment
  • Possess a CAN DO attitude
  • Should be proficient in all social media networks, Powerpoint, Excel and Word
  • Ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial spirit with an appreciation and understanding of big brand/corporate expectations and structure.
  • Must have high level of interest, proficiency and experience in the New Media landscape, and experience with outlets including blogs, communities and networks
  • Should have experience in publicizing advertising campaigns and working with A-list brand ambassadors/celebs from a brand-contracted POV
  • MUST have experience in press event planning with big brand/big budget experience a plus
  • Consumer/stunt/flash mob planning experience is a plus

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