Account Coordinator / Account Executive
Job Description: Award-winning independent New York public relations agency, CooperKatz & Company, seeks high-energy individuals for Account Coordinator or Account Executive positions. The Account Coordinator position requires prior public relations internship or 1 year of agency / in-house experience. The Account Executive position requires approximately 2 years of agency / in-house experience. Both positions involve playing a key role on a range of engaging business-to-business and consumer client accounts. We offer competitive compensation, a collaborative culture and work environment, and tremendous opportunity for growth. (Ranked #11 on The Holmes Report 2011 list of “Best North American Agencies to Work For”) Responsibilities: • Writing materials to support the execution of client programs, including media pitches, press releases, backgrounders, fact sheets and copy for collateral materials. • Developing comprehensive mainstream and social media target lists, connecting with a broad range of outlet types and contacts, pitching story concepts and news, arranging client interviews, brainstorming creative news angles, etc. • Supporting the execution of other elements of client programs such as special events, video productions and promotions. • Participating in the development of and driving social media strategy for client accounts, working across a wide range of digital channels and platforms • Performing administrative tasks such as compiling coverage reports, writing correspondence, organizing mailings, maintaining databases, doing research, tracking budgets, etc. • Contributing to all aspects of account planning and strategy – including participating in client and / or internal team meetings, brainstorms, etc. • Participating in research regarding new business prospects and pitches; contributing to new business brainstorms • Additionally, Account Executives are responsible for the guidance and oversight of the work of more junior team members.
Desired Skills & Experiences: • Bachelor’s degree plus public relations internship or 1 year of agency / in-house experience for Account Coordinator position • Bachelor’s degree plus approximately 2 years agency / in-house experience for Account Executive position • Strong interest in working in a generalist agency environment across multiple industry sectors • Ability to quickly research and ramp-up on new subject matter, including a willingness to invest the time it takes to gain a deep understanding of each client’s business • Strong media relations skills including a demonstrated ability to get meaningful results for clients • Confidence in speaking up in both client and internal agency settings • Strong writing skills, with interest in developing effective public relations written materials (e.g., press releases, media pitches, memorandums, client reports, etc.) • Familiarity with digital / social media tools, strategy and execution; demonstrated interest in understanding key digital technologies and platforms, and how they impact the work of PR • Comfort working in team environment, including being an active listener, sharing workloads and treating others with caring and respect • Ability to respond positively to feedback and constructive criticism • High level of comfort with core business tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
About CooperKatz & Company, Inc.: We are an award-winning independent and results-driven public relations firm with strong strategic, digital and creative credentials. Our industry reputation exceeds our size. We place a significant focus on our culture and it is our talent that sets us apart – which is just one reason why many team members remain with us for years. We are a true ‘generalist’ firm. Based in our headquarters in midtown Manhattan, we offer a full-service public relations capability to a national client base across a broad range of industry sectors, including: consumer products / services; financial services; technology; telecommunications; healthcare; professional services; business-to-business; government; and non-profit / higher education organizations. In addition, we offer a unique, fully integrated mix of marketing, creative services and digital / social media capabilities. Learn more about CooperKatz & Company on the Web (www.cooperkatz.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/cooperkatz), Twitter (https://twitter.com/cooperkatzpr) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/cooperkatzandco). To Apply: Email qualifications and resume to Dorothy Sonnenburg, CFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
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