Account Executive, Future of Work Public Relations
Location: New York , New York
Type: Full Time
ABOUT THE TECH TEAM
BerlinRosen’s burgeoning Technology and Innovation practice applies our advocacy-focused, mission driven approach to some of the biggest new ideas and technologies shaping the way we live, work, and learn. Our clients represent some of the biggest newsmakers defining the future of education, technology, finance and urban innovation. Our clients include Barnard, General Assembly, Per Scholas, CornellTech, Samsung, Sidewalk Labs, Bloomberg Media, Intersection, and LinkNYC, to name a few.
With a team of over 30 communications professionals, we bring a unique campaign-style approach to strategic communications for clients in the technology sector, combining expert strategy and nimble execution with the creativity and speed of a startup.
We are news junkies, publicists, former campaigners, journalists, and expert communications professionals obsessed with compelling storytelling.
ABOUT THIS ROLE BerlinRosen is seeking an Account Executive to join our rapidly growing Tech PR team to work with account teams within our expanding Future of Work vertical. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with 2-3 years of communications experience who enjoys working with enterprise companies to develop thought leadership and drive day to day media coverage. This person will have the opportunity to work with major global brands defining the future of work - everything from how individuals can access the skills they need for a 21st century career to how employers are managing remote workers on an international scale.
In addition to being a savvy media strategist and active pitcher, this person will have the opportunity to work directly with senior staff to shape strategy and present large scale campaigns to clients. Our Account Executives provide support across 3-5 accounts and influence client communications that produce major wins.
Our clients work at the forefront of national conversations around the shifting nature of work, job accessibility, and diversity and access in education. The right candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate around sensitive social issues.
Note: This position is available for a remote location within the United States, or within one of our offices (Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C.).
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS As an Account Executive on the Technology team, you will:
Conceptualize and drive new story angles and other media opportunities for clients: such as landing feature stories for clients even when there is no news to announce, or drafting a persuasive and compelling pitch on behalf of a client for a high-profile interview, award, or conference
Place numerous stories through persistence and creativity: identifying new targets and trying new approaches until the story is landed
Be an active participant on client calls: you will contribute to brainstorming, flagging concerns, and problem-solving during weekly check-ins with executive members of our client teams
Write high-quality client deliverables without any typos or mistakes, including talking points, op-eds, and media plans
Drive day-to-day execution with little guidance and stay on track of client deliverables
Develop insights-driven media research and analysis that can be quickly used to inform key client strategies and presentations
At least 2-3 years of experience in communications: in-house for tech companies or nonprofits, media or journalism covering tech; PR agency experience preferred
Strong storytelling: must be able to provide examples of op-eds, pitches, and other materials that clearly demonstrate these skills
Versatile writer: comfortable and well versed in writing in both formal and informal, conversational tones
Demonstrated savviness and creativity in media relations and pitching: knows how to identify new targets and thoughtful angles until the story is landed
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and with confidence, both verbally and in writing, with varying levels of staff, clients, the media, and is comfortable thinking on their feet
Organized and used to a fast-paced environment: proven ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Proven ability to become a savvy and nimble student of the “news” and quickly identify new media opportunities and narratives to insert our clients’ voices into the news cycle
WORKING AT BERLINROSEN
BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role, including:
A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement committed to helping all staff develop and grow
A competitive salary based on leading market rates
100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
Company-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
401K with a 4% employer match with no vesting period
Generous paid time off in which we encourage staff to take sufficient time for self-care
Named one of America's best PR agencies by Forbes, BerlinRosen is a leading national public relations and strategic communications firm. BerlinRosen takes a message-first, results-focused approach to communications challenges, delivering high impact media, digital strategy and advertising to top organizations and companies across a variety of industries and sectors.
People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.