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Account Executive - Zeno Group

New York, NY


About the Job

We are currently looking for an Account Executive to join our Consumer team in New York City. You will succeed at Zeno if you are fearless, media-savvy, resourceful, tenacious, and can drive great programs and results while building strong, productive relationships with your clients and your team.


Specifically, you will:

  • Build strong relationships with client and vendor contacts and proactively manage correspondence
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously meeting deadlines and budgets
    Develop and manage media relations programs spanning consumer, trade, business and vertical press including but not limited to food/beverage, lifestyle, technology, etc.
  • Craft thoughtful pitches and build/maintain media lists for accounts (Experience with Cision and/or Muckrack preferred)
  • Plan and implement press conferences, seminars, speakers’ bureau, and other special events.
  • Compile media results for clients (Experience with managing coverage trackers for your teams preferred)
  • Support social media efforts
  • Research, interview, write, and edit media materials such as: news releases, fact sheets, pitches, message maps and other media materials as needed
  • Assist in research, development and writing of program plans
  • Understand key client information including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services offered, key customers and competitors in the marketplace
  • Understand general principles of business and marketing and the role of PR in communications
  • Communicate with your account team to keep them abreast of timelines and deadlines
  • Actively participate in brainstorms
  • Practice effective project management while working with other team members and show an understanding of the “big picture” of client programs
  • Coach AAEs and interns and demonstrate ability to supervise and delegate tasks as necessary
  • Assist with new business proposals and attend new business pitches and meetings as necessary


About You
You will succeed at Zeno if you are fearless, resourceful, tenacious, have an understanding of traditional and non-traditional PR tactics and the media landscape, and drive great results for clients while building great relationships with your clients and your team.
We’re looking for someone with the below preferred experience & background: 
  • You have earned a Bachelor’s degree
  • PR is your passion and you possess 2-3 years of experience in consumer or brand PR; agency experience a plus
  • You love media relations and building strong relationships with reporters in the Consumer/Lifestyle/Travel vertical
  • You’re digitally savvy, personally and professionally. You understand that any client program should be rounded out with social elements in today’s world
  • People recognize your collaborative spirit, and the way you thrive in close team environment
  • Your writing skills are exceptional
  • You’re driven and detail-oriented, and you possess the ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully meet deadlines
  • You’re organized, and you manage time effectively
  • You have demonstrated the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and the ability to “think on your feet” and respond quickly as business factors shift
  • You are in the know about what’s happening in pop culture 

About Our Benefits 

Zeno Group offers a creative and differentiating benefits package including a variety of medical and dental choices, vacation, optional and sick time. We also offer a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a prescription drug benefit plan, a vision plan, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance and programs that support flexibility and promote work/life balance.  In addition, our unique ZenoFit wellness program offers financial support to pursue the wellness activity of your choice.

Zeno Group's culture is innovative and energetic. If you thrive on a creative challenge and are looking for an opportunity that offers plenty of growth potential and career development, then we are looking for you!

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About Us 

Zeno Group is a global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. The award winning agency is committed to work that delivers true business value for clients across consumer, corporate, health and technology industries. Zeno was named 2019 Agency of the Year by PRWeek and received high commendation as 2018 PRWeek US Midsize Agency of the Year and 2017 International Agency of the Year. Additionally, Zeno was named a Best Place to Work by PRWeek in 2016 and 2017. The agency also received the 2017 Platinum Award for ‘Best in Show’ at the SABRE Awards North America. The agency was recognized at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2018, winning a Bronze PR Cannes Lion, and in 2016, winning a Gold Cannes Lion and a Bronze PR Cannes Lion. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company. For more information, visit us at

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