• Account Executive, Media Relations

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/24/2018 11:24 AM)
    Requisition ID
    US-NY-New York
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    Ogilvy PR is currently hiring for an Account Executive to join our Media Influence team. Our new account executive should be a capable communications and public relations professional able to handle a broad variety of tasks with increasing independence and sound judgment. We are seeking a PR professional who has the ability and experience to play a primary implementation role in client work.  He/she must have basic public relations, writing, media, organizational, research and production skills, be able to handle direct client contact and have the potential to become a good program developer, presenter and counselor.  


    • Performs day-to-day account work which may include: drafting a wide range of written materials, coordinating events, maintaining client and media contact, managing projects performed with and by others and supervising more junior staff.
    • Is fully familiar with group’s communications plans for accounts and understands and tracks clients’ businesses. 
    • Has developed a basic understanding of the brand/therapeutic category, including the science and trial data associated with the brand and its competitors
    • Acts as a liaison between client, outside suppliers (graphic designers, photographers, A/V houses, etc.) and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (e.g., employees, media, interest groups).
    • Interfaces with client contacts and others in a professional, positive and appropriate manner.
    • Is gaining knowledge of the full range of resources, available throughout the company.
    • Is generally familiar with work of other account teams, other offices and operating units. 
    • Pursues opportunities for enhancing involvement and contributions to the account, team and agency.


    • 2-3 years agency public relations/media relations experience.
    • Drafts sound, credible documents such as client memos, news releases, case histories, byliners, backgrounders, op-ed pieces, brochures and collateral materials.
    • Can write/own the first draft of  a press release, factsheet or similar document 
    • Knows how to accurately reference documents as per the client requirements
    • Can monitor with minimal supervision- this includes daily monitoring, monitoring at conferences, and around breaking issues
    • Can spot errors in media coverage of the brand/client based on their understanding of the product/study outcomes
    • Can write/own first draft of a media results deck/document
    • Has demonstrated basic PowerPoint skills by writing first draft of a deck
    • Implements events such as press conferences, media briefings, analyst meetings, media tours third party advocacy, etc.
    • Has been involved in preparing for at least one such event
    • Demonstrates competence at using internal and external research capabilities and in preparing in-depth analyses.
    • Has sound working knowledge of graphics, production and printing, video and broadcast, IT and emerging media.
    • Is building presentation skills. 
    • Contributes during team meetings and has a point of view based on his/her understanding of the program, the brand and its competitors
    • Proactively works to increase presentation skills- when speaking to clients and at team meetings 
    • Contributes to presentations using internal or external resources. 
    • Balances work load and tasks, communicating effectively with team members to reliably implement assignments on budget and on deadline.
    • Exemplifies solid teamwork capabilities while beginning to build supervisory skills.


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