JConnelly

Account Executive

US-NJ-Parsippany | US-NY-New York
2 years ago(1/25/2016 2:57 PM)
ID
2015-1013
# of Openings
3
Category
Public Relations

Overview

JConnelly – formally JCPR – is a communications and marketing agency that has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the past six consecutive years. We are looking for creative, committed and collaborative talent – individuals with sharp minds, big ideas and a willingness to work hard to achieve extraordinary results. In exchange, we offer freedom from mediocrity, bureaucracy and office politics. We are seeking individuals who want to grow, hone their natural talents and be rewarded for their efforts.

Responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive who will be responsible for supporting the Public Relations Department by providing the following services:

  • Functions as a general point of contact (for clients and internally) for public relations initiatives.
  • Assists in the development of strategic PR plans and campaign development -- utilizing traditional, broadcast, social and digital media. Executes strategic priorities for clients.
  • Identifies and secures an array of high-level media placements for clients.
  • Participates in with new-client onboarding; including developing agendas for discovery and analysis meetings, taking notes of meetings and/or conference calls, coordinating media trainings, coordinating with content to deliver messaging and communicating account details to other departments (media analysis, operations, etc.).
  • Develops unique story angles and timely pitches to generate consistent client exposure. Monitors, identifies and secures appropriate editorial calendar opportunities for clients.
  • Develops/builds/expands effective business relationships with key media members.
  • Assists internal team members and staff with other client, business development, and Company projects.
  • Notifies the media analysis team of scheduled interviews and client submissions (bylines, Q&As, etc.).
  • Acts as a steward of the JConnelly brand, consistently representing and reflecting the Company’s core values, approach and high standards of excellence in all client, media and public interactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate has the following skills and experience:

  • 1-3 years of agency experience
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Computer literacy, specifically MS Office
  • Experience managing multiple deadlines and a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Experience with Meltwater, Cision, Vocus, and/or other public relations software a plus

 

In addition, we are seeking professionals who possess the following characteristics:

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Proactive mindset
  • Collaborative nature
  • Results driven
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong work ethic 

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