HIRING: Economic Development and Travel Public Relations Entry Level

Assistant Account Executive, Economic Development Division Development Counsellors International

New York, NY


Development Counsellors International (DCI) is the leader in marketing places. Since 1960, we have worked with more than 400 cities, regions, states and countries helping them attract both investors and visitors. Based in New York City with 45 professionals nationwide, our firm creates award-winning economic development and tourism marketing campaigns.

Job Description:

DCI is currently seeking an Assistant Account Executive for our Economic Development Division with 1-2 years of PR, communications, marketing and/or economics experience. The candidate must have a “passion for places” with a strong interest in economic development, economic news and trends, and have exceptionally strong writing and communications skills. We are looking for a creative, high-achieving individual, who has an interest in national and international business, news, and their impacts on communities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the PR & marketing campaigns of each community your team represents through research and brainstorming
  • Pitch national media and trade outlets on storylines crossing multiple industries
  • Contribute to client digital and social media marketing efforts
  • Report on and track the progress of PR & marketing campaigns
  • If not already knowledgeable about the industry, quickly learn about the field of economic development


  • MUST be an extremely strong writer and communicator
  • Impeccable organization and eagerness to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Confidence and previous experience pitching media
  • Experience in use of social media platforms in a professional setting
  • A strong interest in places and business marketing
  • A degree in public relations, English, Economics, International/American Studies, marketing or journalism is strongly preferred
  • A goal-oriented, “can do” attitude and creative problem-solving abilities
  • A self-starter who is independently-motivated and has the discipline to meet deadlines
  • Must have prior PR agency or newsroom experience or have worked with a chamber of commerce or economic development organization in a marketing capacity

DCI Offers

  • Competitive salary, with goal-oriented incentive program
  • Unique “open book” management system with performance-based incentive program
  • Flexible start times and summer hours program
  • Health/dental coverage and 401-K plan
  • Positive work environment that values both teamwork and individual growth
  • Strong opportunities for professional advancement

To Apply:

Send a cover letter explaining your “passion for places” and specific reason for interest in the position, and resume to Susannah Callahan at Susannah.Callahan@aboutdci.com with “AAE Position” in the subject line.


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