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For job listing pricing information and submission specifications, contact Joan Bosisio, PRSA NJ Digital Chair (joan@sternassociates.com).

Senior Account Executive – Cedar Knolls, NJ

Brushfire seeks a Senior Account Executive for the Public Relations practice of a full service marketing communications firm in Cedar Knolls, NJ. The ideal candidate has 5-7 years public relations agency experience, including solid media relations skills, and is a strong relationship builder and a digitally savvy project manager and writer.
Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a day-to-day point of contact with clients
  • Collaborate in development and execution of annual public relations plans for national and regional clients
  • Conduct media outreach campaigns targeted to print, broadcast and online media, including bloggers
  • Establish strong professional rapport with client contacts through quality writing and project execution, expectation management and adherence to budget and timelines
  • Work closely with agency’s advertising account, creative, production and studio teams on integrated marketing campaigns
  • Understand clients’ brands and competitive sets well enough to anticipate needs
  • Manage clients’ social media communities, developing content and editorial calendars and posting content on behalf of clients using platforms that may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube
  • Write monthly client e-newsletters
  • Act as day-to-day project management liaison to internal resources and external partners, vendors and freelancers

Requirements:

  • Five to seven years of experience in public relations, with a  proven track record of securing media placements in top national and regional consumer, trade and business-to-business media
  • Possesses outstanding skills in writing, editing and proofreading all media relations and brand communications materials quickly and efficiently
  • Has a strong understanding of digital and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube, and their application by brands to influence sales and increase consumer engagement with the brand
  • Strategic thinker with solid written and oral presentation skills
  • Participate in new business proposals and presentations
  • Shows ability to exercise common sense and good judgment
  • Demonstrates initiative, assertiveness and is ready to take ownership of assignments and can lead a project through from start to finish, working independently or as part of a team
  • Has maturity and depth to build strong professional and diplomatic rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, vendors and clients
  • Home Improvement/ DIY and consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience a plus

Contact: Michelle Goldstein, Vice President, Management Supervisor - 973-871-1715 or mgoldstein@brushfireinc.com

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