Hiring! Paid PR Interns & Entry Level AAE at Porter Novelli


Porter Novelli, a global top-ten public relations agency, is seeking a strong Assistant Account Executive for the expanding Corporate Communications group of our flagship New York office. AAE will work on corporate and B2B accounts and on new business opportunities, with a dynamic and highly-motivated team. The AAE plays an active role in coordinating and implementing daily account activity on behalf of the client under the direct supervision of a Senior Account Executive or a higher level supervisor. Offices are located downtown at 7 World Trade Center, with sweeping 360 degree views of New York City and surrounding boroughs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Requires understanding of corporate and internal communications.
  • Execute client activities in a proactive, timely and efficient manner.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage up and down.
  • Exhibit a deep understanding of clients and accounts.
  • Liaise with client and produce high quality communications content both internally and externally.
  • Conduct daily activities for clients in a way that exceeds their expectations.
  • Write press materials, correspondence, conference/activity reports and other documents.
  • Conduct research as appropriate (e.g., media outlets, competitive activities, market trends).
  • Assist with planning and executing media activities and special events.
  • Participate in team, division and brainstorming sessions.
  • Track publicity results and other measurements.
  • Develop relationships with media and manage media lists.
  • Brings trends/media coverage/ideas to attention of supervisor.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates aptitude for the basics of public relations and media relations.
  • Understands uses of PR tools: news releases, media kits, media tours and media relations.
  • Understands the client’s industry, business and needs.
  • Demonstrates appropriate sense of urgency when responding to client issues and requests.
  • Prioritizes assignments and organizes multiple tasks and responsibilities effectively.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation, problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Exhibits creativity and sensitivity to matters of style in writing, brainstorming and troubleshooting.
  • Is detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work well with others and demonstrates a positive, flexible attitude that will lend itself to productive relationships with supply vendors, internal service departments, and great client service.
  • Efficiency in database management, on-line research, and summarizing/presenting findings to manager, team or client.


Education and Work experience:

  • One to two years of experience required, agency background preferred.
  • BA degree preferably in Communications, Journalism, English or PR related discipline.
Visit Porter Novelli’s web site, click on CAREERS for details and to apply! http://www.porternovelli.com/

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