SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR - NY
Ballantines PR is an award-winning boutique-style luxury and lifestyle public relations agency based in Los Angeles and New York City. Clients range across the hospitality, entertainment, design, health & wellness and events sectors, from Moxy Hotels to Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills to Amazon Studios and many more.
We are seeking a Senior Account Director (SAD) in NYC with a minimum of 5-7 years of professional PR experience to support travel & hospitality accounts and join our growing family of passionate PR pros. The ideal candidate is creative-minded, solution-driven, a natural people-person, an excellent writer and presenter, and a media relations guru!
Our non-negotiable qualifications we are looking for in a candidate include:
Creative-minded with the ability to think outside of the box in order to deliver unique campaign concepts to clients
Exceptional writer/creative storyteller with a keen eye for detail
Excellent presentation skills
Intuitive and great with people; ability to effectively engage with clients and identify their needs
Thrives under pressure and is able to juggle multiple projects, is results-driven and solution-minded
Natural-born leader who enjoys guiding and mentoring a team
Possess a firm understanding of the media landscape, including Paid, Earned, Shared and Owned, and able to spot emerging trends within each discipline
Willingness to go the extra mile and pursue excellence with every assignment or challenge
Loves to travel!
The SAD will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the account work, including:
Manage projects from conception to execution on time and within budget
Able to bring innovative and creative marketing/press ideas to the table that are on brand, i.e. feature story ideas, collaborations, event concepts
Work with team and clients to develop materials, briefings, on-site support and coordinate events and press trips or meetings
Thoughtfully counsel clients based on broad communications landscape and business goals; take immediate action on client feedback
Supervise staff by mentoring, motivating, coaching, and consistently providing feedback in order to oversee their professional development
Copywriting (including press releases, pitches, PR plans, PowerPoint presentations)
Meet/speak with clients regularly and present concepts and results
A relevant undergraduate degree such as Communications, Marketing/PR, Journalism or English is required. 5-7 years of professional experience working in-house or at a PR agency in the hospitality and/or entertainment sector.
Competitive salary with opportunity for growth, medical packages, flexible hours with work from home days, excellent vacation package with extended time off during Dec/Jan holidays, dog/baby-friendly work environment and opportunity for personal and professional growth with like-minded motivated employees.