Assistant Account Executive – Stern Strategy Group (Iselin, NJ)

At Stern Strategy Group, we give voice and access to ideas, institutions and individuals impacting the world. Our public relations, advisory and speakers services build thought leadership and business.

An Assistant Account Executive supports account and/or project teams and must efficiently service them. This entry-level position is focused on developing the necessary skill set to become a successful communications practitioner. Assistant Account Executives perform fundamental tasks such as monitoring/assisting in the production of content and materials and communications outreach. Understanding of clients’ businesses and the marketplace to which they sell is necessary. Client contact in this position is determined as deemed necessary and appropriate by the account leader.



  • Conduct media outreach and follow-up, and support results generation of assigned account teams by:
    • Demonstrating knowledge of and familiarity with media pitching and interview scheduling
    • Understanding clients’ media targets and identifying target editors and reporters
    • Researching and maintaining conference and editorial opportunities and calendars
    • Monitoring media outlets and digital platforms for coverage of client news and competitor developments
    • Generating client-related story angles and content ideas
    • Beginning to build relationships with journalists and conference planners, as appropriate
    • Providing assistance with the logistics of events as necessary (e.g.:, desk side briefings, editor events, tradeshows, etc.)
    • Coordinating content distribution (kits, newswires, galleys/books, newsletters, etc.)

Writing and Content

  • Develop compelling content to support program implementation
    • Compose client reports and memos for internal review
    • Draft news releases, pitch letters, briefing documents, byline articles, bios, profiles, press kit materials, etc. for internal review
    • Contribute to content development: newsletters, blogs, infographics, listicles, slideshares, social, videos, etc.


  • Prepare client meeting reports, status reports, clips reports, etc.
  • Monitor publications and platforms (media, social, websites, newsletters, etc.) for clients and share appropriate stories and items about clients, industry and competitors with team
  • Manage client supplies, publications, resources and materials
  • Participate in preparation for client meetings and presentations

Team Participation

  • Communicate frequently and appropriately with managers on each account/project
  • Balance workload between clients/projects within established deadlines
  • Regularly and proactively contribute new ideas for both account teams and the agency
  • Attend agency training meetings and group meetings

Administrative Support

  • Track/enter time in a precise and timely manner
  • Conduct research for client and new business plan development
  • Research vendor costs for budget development
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree

Success Factors

  • Understanding of Stern’s service offerings, competencies and thought leadership approach
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Fosters open communication and acts as a role model for how to treat others
  • Builds working relationships that foster teamwork, works well with others and inspires great work
  • Exhibits upbeat, can-do attitude and displays willingness to handle all tasks
  • Demonstrates potential to interact with clients
  • Completes projects within set parameters
  • Develops personal leadership, is learning focused, adaptable to change and proactive
  • Excellent judgment when working with team members and vendors
  • Demonstrates integrity in all actions
  • Desire to pursue learning and self development; participates in required and voluntary professional development programs
  • Consistently meets deadlines
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Suggests solutions to problems that may arise
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet, social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc., Cision, etc.
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time in a consistent manner
  • Keeps workspace neat and organized
  • Has reliable transportation to attend off-site meetings, as appropriate


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