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Public Relations Account Executive – Food/Beverage/Wellness PR- NY,NY

Location: New York, NY

Public Relations Account Executive – Food/Beverage/Wellness PR – NY,NY

LOCATION: This job is in the New York, NY FINN Partners office in our RKPR department.  We seek qualified current NYC metropolitan area residents who will work a hybrid schedule of one weekday in-office/remaining weekdays work from home.  The schedule is based on client and team needs.  If you are applying and do not currently live in the metro NYC area, then you must state the date of your planned self-relocation to NYC at the top of your Cover Letter.  (This is not a 100% remote work position.)

We are looking for an outstanding Public Relations Account Executive with 2-3 years of progressive PR agency-based client account public relations work experience within the healthy food/healthy beverage/wellness lifestyle client sector. This PR AE will report to the Account Supervisor and Partner.  We are seeking an individual with the hunger, hustle, and enthusiasm to effectively administer PR client accounts. 

RKPR is a department within FINN Partners specializing in public relations and social/digital campaigns for consumer products and services. We have an exciting client roster of premier national brands in the food & beverage, health & wellness, home, and lifestyle spaces. The Public Relations Account Executives in our team focus on daily PR client account management and client relations, developing and executing savvy communications strategies, delivering outstanding measurable results in earned and social media, influencer management, thought leadership, and content creation. This role requires excellent strategic thinking, writing skills, editing skills, media relations savvy, client relations skills, knowledge of social media, and a passion for clients in the better-for-you food/beverage, and wellness consumer sector.  We enjoy our jobs, and bring creativity, humor, and positive energy to our work.  We work hard, have lots of fun, and are excited to grow our careers within this award-winning, strategic, high-growth PR agency!

FINN Partners is the fastest growing integrated marketing agency in the United States. We offer a collaborative, non-hierarchical environment, and an opportunity to grow, learn and contribute. What are our values?  As our CEO Peter Finn says, “We work hard- play nice!”.  Kindness is a key value at FINN Partners.  We also value creativity, dedication to our clients, collaboration, respect, diversity and inclusion, mentoring, teaming, and work-life balance.  We were recently named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies!  We offer an opportunity to expand your public relations career, continue to grow and learn, and to contribute.  Come check us out – you’ll love what you see!
This full-time, direct hire position has terrific benefits & perks:

  • Generous vacation, personal, holiday, and sick days off.  In addition, up to 5 Winter Break paid days off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and in addition to that up to paid 5 Summer Days Off
  • Company travel and consumer discounts (from rental cars to cell phones and more)
  • Commuter subsidy
  • Wellness subsidy
  • 401K Plan
  • Outstanding insurance/benefits package
  • Career mentorship from some of the best PR pros in the business
  • Professional growth opportunities within our award-winning global PR agency

Now that we’ve (hopefully) sold you on us, let’s talk more about this role:

Responsibilities:

  • Execute communications campaigns achieving client goals and driving business results.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative PR programs; pitch ideas/event concepts.
  • Maintain clear and consistent communications; provide smart direction and counsel; and offer problem-solving solutions to clients.  
  • Execute the department’s communications media and influencer strategy for our clients.
  • Maintain high level client, media, and influencer relationships.
  • Utilize strong pitch skills and excellent contacts to secure consistent media coverage for clients; be able to build a media list and fill a room.
  • Maintain state of art knowledge of your clients’ industries and the media landscape; establish new media and influencer contacts across multi channels.
  • Participate in the department’s thought leadership, content creation, social media management initiatives.
  • Participate in researching data to prepare the department leadership for new business presentations and pitches. Participate as needed, in development of RFPs that showcase our unique capabilities and proven results.

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of prior public relations agency experience executing communications programs and creative campaigns for our consumer industry clients.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Degree in PR, Communications, Marketing preferred. 
  • Proven history of driving results via earned owned and shared media channels.
  • Experienced in successful earned media relations programs with top-tier national and trade outlets; proven history of media placements and established contacts.
  • Crafts compelling messages that drive business goals and elevate client programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously meeting all deadlines and budget parameters utilizing strong communications skills, project management capabilities and proven problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (familiar with AP style); Generates grammatically sound, client-ready communication as a skilled writer and editor.
  • Utilizes enthusiastic big-picture thinking; course-corrects and pivots when needed in order to achieve effective and decisive action.
  • Advises and drives results that effectively meet internal and external needs and exceeds client expectations. Has ability to provide counsel to leadership and clients, even when it might be uncomfortable.
  • Effectively work as part of a team, share information freely and support the common goals of the group; be a true team player.
  • Enthusiastic, detail-oriented, organized, hardworking, flexible, thorough.

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Anticipated Salary: $62K – $67K.  Commensurate with experience and depending upon workplace.

To Apply:
Please upload your resume and cover letter, as well as indicate your desired salary in $US Dollars that falls within the above stated budget range for this position.  While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, we will only respond to those with whom we have a greater interest.

About FINN Partners and our RKPR Practice:
Our Rachel Kay PR Practice has two locations: in our NY, NY Office and in our San Diego, CA Office.  This public relations practice focuses on innovative brands in the food & beverage, health & wellness, home, and lifestyle sectors. RKPR is a PR practice/department within FINN Partners. 

FINN Partners was launched in 2011 to realize Peter Finn’s vision to create a leading communications agency dedicated to shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the brand. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of communications services, including digital and social media. Practice areas include arts, consumer lifestyle & sports, corporate social responsibility, education, health, manufacturing, technology, travel, and public affairs.  We are entrepreneurial-minded, global, and focused on integrated programs that bring to life the world-changing technologies, products, and services of our client partners.  Our company culture celebrates delighting our clients with innovative and creative campaigns and programs, and we provide opportunities for our employees to conduct career-meaningful work in a creative, fast-paced, collaborative, and fun environment. We work hard and play nice.

Headquartered in New York City, the agency has 1,300+ employees with offices in 32 cities around the world: Atlanta, Bangalore, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Frankfurt, Fort Lauderdale, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jerusalem, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Madison (Wisc.), Manila, Mumbai, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland (Ore.), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tamuning (Guam), Vancouver (Wash.) and Washington D.C.