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Berk Communications has an opportunity for a Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor specializing in food, beverage and travel out of our New York office. This role is a day-to-day client contact and media relations wiz, who ensures that communications programs are carried out with perfection. A true self-starter and someone looking for an opportunity to grow. 

 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Strategic account management, including the planning and execution of media programs 
  • Serve as a primary, day-to-day, client contact and provide strong client counsel on tactical matters linked to strategic plans; anticipate client needs and prepare in advance 
  • Interact with senior level colleagues and clients and troubleshoot clients’ problems as they arise 
  • Drive media results for clients across your portfolio and rally the team to take action 
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply public relations techniques beyond media relations in response to client briefs 
  • Maintain a thorough, demonstrated understanding of clients’ businesses and industries; actively follow and understand emerging issues, trends and news impacting your clients’ business, and proactively advise the team and client regarding how best to leverage or address these developments 
  • Proactively generate new ideas and opportunities to support client objectives and stories; ensure client program success; participate actively in account team strategy sessions and brainstorms 
  • Moderate media interviews; assist with media training for clients; initiate implementation of media events such as press conferences, briefings and media tours; serve as the senior on-site agency contact for clients’ events 
  • Facilitate teamwork and learning opportunities by delegating and involving junior staff whenever possible; review materials drafted by junior staffers; supervise media reporting and monitoring; ensure that each member of the team understands their role and how they fit together as part of the overall plan; evaluate the team’s effort collectively and individually by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback 
  • Report to senior management on progress of team members and accounts; serve as the liaison between senior management and staff 
  • Manage up to your supervisors and account leads regarding progress on deliverables, media outreach processes, and actively offer solutions to pivot where needed or enhance the project 

 

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • At least 5 years of experience working in communications, preferably food, beverage and travel at a public relations agency  
  • Experience working with or a passion for food, beverage and travel industries  
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; strong proofreading and editing ability  
  • Demonstrated proficiency in media relations (story pitching to traditional media and digital influencers, writing releases and bylined articles, 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  
  • Experience in providing guidance to entry level staffers; strong team building and mentorship aptitude  
  • Maintain knowledge and a demonstrated understanding of industry publications, national top tier and business press, broadcast media 

 

Success Factors / Other Details (Travel Requirements) 

  • Success in achieving project management goals and client media relations 
  • Travel is required  

 

EEO & Diversity Statement 

Berk Communications is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D. 



Job country: United States

City: New York

Category: Public Relations and Communications

Location: New York, NY, United States

Job posted 2022-05-22

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