Account Manager

New York New York
January 8, 2019

Organization: Blue Medium Inc.

Location: New York, NY

Country: USA

Sector: Communications / PR / Marketing

Position Level: Senior

Education: 4-year degree

Position type: Full Time Permanent

Public relations firm specializing in design, architecture and visual arts is seeking a full-time Account Manager for its architecture and design team. 

We are looking for a bright, organized, experienced and detail oriented public relations professional. The applicant must be able to multi-task and have the ability to take initiative and problem solve. He/she must be media savvy, have impeccable phone manner and people skills, experience working in a team, and the ability to prioritize and take direction.

Candidate should be knowledgeable about architecture and design and have strong contacts and knowledge of design media.  Also required are outstanding writing skills, flair for social media, and polished interpersonal skills.  The ability to multi-task and work effectively in a small-team environment is essential. 

We value stability and long-term business relationships and seek candidates whose professional goals align naturally with the agency and its clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including company-paid health and dental coverage, vacation and personal days, a retirement plan and bonuses subject to revenue and performance.

Candidates must be able to think creatively and quickly, have the ability to adapt to different kinds of clients and contexts, and be comfortable in social environments. Foreign language skills a plus.

3-5 years agency experience focused in design or an in-house position at an architecture or design firm is required. Please direct all resumes with a brief cover letter to careers@bluemedium.com.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating and executing strategic communication plans/timelines
  • Acting as day-to-day contact for clients and media
  • Fielding media inquiries and arranging client interviews
  • Compiling and reviewing targeted media lists
  • Actively pitching media outlets
  • Developing and editing press materials including press releases, pitch letters, media alerts, fact sheets, images, remarks, and presentations
  • Planning special events, such as press previews and press trips
  • Preparing agendas, recaps and media updates for weekly client calls
  • Lead weekly client calls with VP
  • Media tracking
  • Monitoring of weekly team schedule (alerting VPs about upcoming meetings and calls)
  • Reports production (weekly reports, etc.)
  • Implementing social media strategies for clients
  • Database supervision (collectively with other AM’s under the supervision of VP and with AC and interns support)
  • Representing Blue Medium at design world events
  • Intern supervision
  • Account Manager reports into Vice President

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Communications or Journalism
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • An energetic team player
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong media relations skills and contacts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Filemaker, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Solid understanding of social media tools and channels
  • Solid knowledge of publications covering design, lifestyle and culture
  • Availability to attend client events after hours as required