Assistant Executive -BJ Tech
Edelman – Corporate - Technology /
The assistant account executive is responsible for supporting the team in day-to-day activities. These responsibilities include, but not limited to: Client Servicing -Solid understanding of basic principles of PR -Familiarity with key client contacts and clear understanding of clients’ organizational structure -General account service administration -Trafficking jobs and project coordination -Preparation of client status reports -Compilation of media coverage to client Media Relations -Read and identify media clips from clipping services and on-line resources -Reactive and proactive media relations -Press tour pitching, scheduling, and logistics -Prepare press kits for distribution -Schedule booth appointments at trade shows and ensure appropriate follow-up Understand clients’ top-tier media and be able to identify appropriate trade and business editors for upcoming pitches. -Support product reviews process -Initial speakers bureau research and coordination -Call downs to Media for pitching -Assist in writing press release or press kit pieces (fact sheet, tip sheet, bios, etc) -Participate in brainstorms Product and Capability Development Writing and Editing -Knowledge of press release writing -Write memos to vendors -Write creative and accurate news releases and headlines -Research, outline, write and edit media advisories, bios, conference reports -pitch letters and/or email pitches and product fact sheets Relevant Market Knowledge -Basic understanding of key client information, including general businessstrategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace -Research brand information -Understand research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.) Qualifications This is an entry-level client service position. An assistant account executive must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to work effectively with a variety of client servicing staff within a specific set of clients. S/he must have excellent organizational skills, the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines and solid knowledge of MS Office Suite. S/he must pass a writing test and demonstrate the ability to become a strong writer. The assistant account executive is expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field and have interest in pursing a career in public relations. Previous internship experience in the communications field is desirable.
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