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Assistant Account Executive, Healthcare Public Relations

Assistant Account Executive, Healthcare Public Relations

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Ogilvy Public Relations seeks an Assistant Account Executive to join our Healthcare practice. Our ideal candidate must have a strong interest in public relations, with previous working/internship experience within an agency environment. Our Assistant Account executive will work closely with more senior level team members to develop a broad understanding of the business by performing a range of well-defined assignments across writing, editing, media relations, event coordination, pitch development, and message development.


  • Actively contributes in group and team meetings, as well as in brainstorming, developing and researching client programs. 
  • Develops daily monitoring reports that require minimal editing from supervisors, and are free of typographical and grammatical errors. 
  • Can spot errors in media coverage of the brand/client based on their understanding of the product/study outcome. 
  • Evaluates and analyzes information and data, including development of succinct, accurate summaries and analyses of research. 
  • Drafts news releases, pitch letters, case histories, by-liners, op-eds, etc.
  • Able to develop fact sheet/backgrounders, first draft of pitch letter Develops media lists and other reports (e.g., competitor, consumer, legislative or interest group analyses) completely and accurately. 
  • Affirmatively works to enhance skills and comfort at conducting media outreach. 
  • Conducts editorial outreach and is gaining understanding of the dynamics of media relations. 
  • Able to develop editorial calendars, and pitch trade and appropriate consumer media. 
  • Arranges meetings and events, including press conferences, analyst meetings, medical meetings, annual meetings and other special events. 
  • Coordinate with vendors, help to prepare competitive intelligence charts, develop briefing books 
  • Develops and proposes storylines and other tactical program elements that further clients’ objectives.
  • Identify vendors for specific program projects, secure price quotes, help team decision-making.
  • Develops and applies understanding of billing and budgeting processes.
  • Keeping track of invoices and processing them, and ensuring they are included on proformas in timely manner
  • Participates in development of programs and new business pitches, for new and existing clients, as assigned
  • Researches and identifies potential new business opportunities as directed.
  • Routinely contributes informed opinions and suggestions, as well as creative and effective answers to client issues and needs.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities for getting involved and contributing to the account, team and agency.


  • Bachelors Degree and internship experience in public relations required. Agency experience and/or demonstrated interest in the Healthcare field preferred.
  • Is familiar with, and supports achievement of, the company’s vision and exemplifies the company’s values.
  • Ability to operate with independence, but knows when to rely on own judgment and when to seek advice of supervisor and other team members..
  • Displays work ethic and values of the firm in day-to-day. 
  • Takes initiative in setting her/his career path and learning her/his professional strengths and weaknesses. 
  • A working understanding of Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Exhibits a sense of curiosity about client work and seeks more information and knowledge in response.