MWW

  • Account Executive, Corporate Communications

    Location US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2934
  • Overview

    We are looking to hire a new member to join our Corporate Communications/B2B team to play a key role on several diverse pieces of business. The ideal candidate is proactive and incredibly organized, with a proven track record of managing up and down on a complex line of business. A real self-starter and someone looking for an opportunity to grow. Experience working with clients in the automotive and/or financial services industries a plus.

     

    Are you a PR professional who is a true “business news junkie” and can visualize clients in the headlines? Do you love brainstorming big, creative ideas for clients and seeing them come to fruition? Are you a multi-tasker that is smart and meticulous? Do you prefer a team where everyone has an opportunity to speak-up, and take action? If so, MWW PR is looking for you!

    Responsibilities

    • Proactively generate new ideas and opportunities to ensure client program success; participate actively in account team strategy sessions and brainstorms
    • Serve as the lynchpin of a client relationship team, liaising between clients, vendors, and agency departments to keep teams and deliverables organized
    • Own media relations for your teams, from drafting materials that will secure proactive coverage for your clients to cultivating relationships with journalists and influencers
    • Conduct media monitoring to identify client-relevant media coverage, including competitive market and industry information, and perform analysis on these stories for your clients
    • Proofread internal and client documents for accuracy and quality
    • Develop a thorough understanding of the digital landscape and provide hands-on social and digital support, including content development and digital strategy for clients across multiple digital platforms. Whenever possible, utilize MWWPR’s research & insights and paid media offerings to enhance every earned media program

    Qualifications

    What you have to have:

    • 2-3 years of experience serving in a full-time role either in a public relations agency or the communications department of a company in a relevant industry 
    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, a related field or in the liberal arts
    • Experience working with or a passion for automotive brands is a plus! 
    • Superior oral and written communication skills; strong proofreading and editing ability 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in media writing and media relations (story pitching to traditional media and bloggers, writing releases and bylines, ability to find creative angles and create highly targeted media strategies and pitches) 
    • Maintain a professional, client-ready demeanor and presence; keep a high standard of etiquette in all communications and interactions 
    • A demonstrated understanding of and affinity for digital tools and media platforms (including social media)

    Success Factors of the role:

    • Track record of cultivating strong relationships with journalists and influencers; proactively pitch media daily and secure publicity for clients (local, regional, national) 
    • Maintain knowledge and understanding of industry publications, nationals, broadcast media 
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of clients’ businesses and industries, and the industry issues that directly and indirectly affect the client 
    • Ability to “get smart quickly”- understand and learn different business sectors swiftly
    • Great communicator and media relations skills
    • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and manage time in an organized manner while ensuring deadlines are met
    • Strong track record of generating targeted impactful earned coverage
    • Proven ability to think strategically, creatively and proactively; exhibit a facility for problem solving and close attention to detail
    • Takes pride in their work and helping team members and the client succeed
    • Demonstrates motivation and a “can-do” attitude; a self-starter
    • Desire to pursue knowledge and professional development
    • Actively participate in agency development by working collaboratively across all practice areas and assisting with new business whenever possible
    • Team oriented with the proven ability to work in partnership with others as well as independently
    • Cultivate and exhibit strong presentation and interpersonal skills
    • Consistently strive for personal excellence with both client deliverables and within your team, enabling MWW to maintain competitive advantage by providing exceptional value and service

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