Account Executive (Public Relations)

Job ID
2017-9216
Miami

Overview

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H&S is an integrated communications firm known for fresh thinking and flawless execution. We specialize in building brands in the lifestyle sector, including the spirits, technology, fashion, entertainment, hospitality and real estate industries. Our national footprint, which consists of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, allows us to combine breadth with seamless continuity in order to achieve nationally focused, 360 communications campaigns.

As compelling storytellers, we deliver smart and strategic integrated campaigns that heighten consumer awareness across a multichannel spectrum, with earned media at the core. We believe in connecting brands – to contemporary culture, to tastemakers and decision-makers, to media, to other like-minded brands and ultimately, to the consumer.

 

H&S prides ourselves on our status as one of the only ‘corptique’ firms in the industry. As a boutique firm with an entrepreneurial spirit, H&S is able to provide its clients with personal attention and customized services. Additionally, as part of the Omnicom Group, the largest communications company in the world, H&S has access to a global network of sister companies, enabling us to meet even the most far-reaching client needs.

H&S has an immediate opportunity for an Account Executive to join our Miami office, a team working across several lifestyle brands including a leading hotel, jewelry and hospitality client.  This is an exciting growth opportunity for a driven, self-starter with strong media relations skills, a fluency in the social and digital landscape, a passion for inspiring culture, and excellent communication and organization skills.

 

About the Job

  • Draft media alerts, press releases, pitches, and other press materials
  • Work with team members to respond to client requests and ensure requests are taken care of in an efficient manner
  • Develop relationships with media and pro-actively pursue press coverage for brands/products, events, brand executives, etc.
  • Work with social influencers, bloggers and celebrities on programming initiatives
  • Track clients’ coverage in the press; secure clips and create press reports in timely manner to share with clients
  • Ensure all projects are completed thoroughly and presented to the team in a “client-ready” manner
  • Monitor, read and keep up to date with magazines, newspapers, trade journals and other publications relevant to clients - create and edit/maintain media lists
  • Stay informed and help keep team members and the overall agency aware about relevant industry news and on clients’ competitors
  • Create and updating agendas for weekly team/client status meetings
  • Help to create and generate news with existing client program and product for seasonal pitches; identify opportunistic media angles as they come up in current events, etc.
  • Secure event/entertainment press for client event or celebrity news as applicable
  • Assist with building and designing PowerPoint presentations for client proposals, event recaps, etc.
  • Vet media and event opportunities for clients
  • Use social media and digital platforms to drive brand awareness

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, English, marketing or a related field
  • Two to four years of experience in public relations or similar position in a non-agency setting
  • Comfort and familiarity in social and online media a must
  • Demonstrable engagement with popular culture and understanding of influencer and blogger landscape
  • Strong media pitching and writing skills a must
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented with proven ability to multitask to manage priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint and Excel
  • Results driven with a focus on delivering excellent client service
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates flexibility when priorities shift
  • Past experience within the travel industry highly preferred

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