Account Director or Senior Account Director

New York, NY 10010

Post Date: 05/08/2018 Job ID: 95644 Job Category: Public Relations

Title:   Account Director or Senior Account Director - Wine & Spirits 

Company: Luxury Lifestyle PR Agency

Location: New York, New York

Responsibilities: this  position will  lead several key accounts within the Food, Wine & Spirits division:
  • Provide senior strategic counsel to clients and account team
  • Manage the execution of public relations programs as well as assume direct responsibility for quality of work
  • Develop key relationships with media, influencers, and pitch clients in a proactive and ongoing manner
  • Anticipate clients’ strategic needs, both long and short term
  • Consistently offer value and add counsel
  • Plan and run strategic client meetings
  • Retain and develop current accounts to increase revenue
  • Function as a main contact for client accounts OR Communicate with clients at the senior level to build and maintain relationships.
  • Supervise account staff in their daily activities, provide structure and instruction for balancing their workloads
  • Motivate, mentor, and guide professional development of staff
  • Assume fiscal responsibility for division, accounts, and team
  • Actively participate and guide the operations and future course of division and agency

  • BA/BS Degree in Public Relations, Communications, or related field
  • 8-10 years minimum experience in public relations with expertise managing Wine, Spirits or Lifestyle accounts
  • Prior agency experience is a must
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and results oriented
  • Ability to spot trends and integrate into PR efforts to keep accounts current in the media
  • Working knowledge of social networks and ability to assist clients in developing strategies and monitoring share of voice

Salary: commensurate with experience 

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