Senior Account Executive — Zeno Group | Holmes Report Jobs Board
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Senior Account Executive — Zeno Group

New York, NY


We are seeking an experienced Senior Account Executive to support Consumer clients.  You will collaborate within the team, provide sound counsel and recommendations to clients, and drive results inclusive of traditional and emerging public relations tactics. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of your accounts – their business, products, markets, and industry influencers; and will convey this knowledge credibly to members of your account team and to the media, driving media relations results. You’ll also be expected to mentor junior level team members assigned to your accounts.

Specific duties/requirements include:

  • Extensive media relations experience across multiple consumer industries (F&B, travel, lifestyle, tech, etc.)
  • Maintaining strong relationships with national top tier and local media
  • Crafting thoughtful pitches and compelling stories
  • Outlining comprehensive media strategies for clients that will provide winning results
  • Staying on top of the media landscape (what’s being covered in the news, who is covering it, etc.)
  • Being a resource for the agency in terms of a media expert POV
  • Counseling junior staff to effectively work with media
  • Building and maintaining current media lists (familiarity with Cision, MuckRack is a must)
  • Securing top media coverage for accounts across the consumer division (and possibly for other client divisions) 
  • Having prior experience in managing and maintaining media trackers
  • Having excellent communications skills, writing, pitching, creative thinking and organizational skills
  • Building strong relationships with client and vendor contacts & proactively manage correspondence
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously, completing them on time and on budget
  • Developing and managing media relations programs including maintaining relationships with key travel & tourism contacts:
  • Prior account experience with travel clients is required (e.g. hotels, destinations, airlines, tourism boards, etc) - this includes coordinating press trips, managing clients requests with travel vendors, etc.
  • Having a strong understanding of the US travel media landscape (Canada is a plus) and solid media relationships with travel and consumer lifestyle reporters is required
  • Planning and implementing press conferences, seminars, speakers’ bureau, and other special events including press trips and media stays
  • Researching, interviewing, writing and editing news releases as well as media materials such as fact sheets, key messages and others as needed
  • Practicing effective project management while working with other team members and understanding the “big picture” of the client program
  • Coaching junior employees and demonstrate ability to supervise & delegate tasks appropriately
  • Assisting with new business as necessary

About You

You have an understanding of traditional and non-traditional PR tactics and the converged media landscape. You are resourceful and tenacious when it comes to delivering results for clients and your team. Building strong relationships is in your DNA and you are a true partner to both clients and your team.

  • You have earned a Bachelor’s degree
  • PR is your passion, and you have 3-5 years of experience; agency experience preferred
  • People recognize your excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • You have earned media placements by crafting newsworthy pitches, releases, contributed articles in the travel space and landed travel clients in consumer lifestyle outlets outside of the travel beat
  • You have coordinated or help coordinate a press trips with 3-4+ reporters
  • A “Can do” attitude and a collaborative spirit is what you’re all about
  • You have organizational skills that keep everything humming along
  • You’re collaborative in spirit, and results driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines
  • The ability to think strategically, creatively and holistically about client programs is something that inspires you
  • You have the courage to be fearless in presenting a point of view in brainstorms


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. We bring together the best talent to help clients across industries and sectors navigate complex business and brand challenges brought on by an increasingly digital, always-on world. We are committed to producing work that delivers true business value for clients. We excel at helping clients recalibrate their brands, reframe their positions and – most importantly – connect and engage with people.
Two-time winner of PRWeek’s Best Place to Work, Zeno was named 2017 Mid-Size Agency of the Year and 2016 Creative Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report. Zeno also received high commendation in 2017 as International Agency of the Year. The agency was recognized at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2016, winning a Gold Cannes Lion and a Bronze PR Cannes Lion. Zeno is also the unprecedented three-time winner of PRWeek's US Mid-Size Agency of the Year award. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.

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