Account Executive, Media Influence

Overview

Ogilvy PR is currently hiring for an Account Executive to join our Media Influence team. Our new account executive should be a capable communications and public relations professional able to handle a broad variety of tasks with increasing independence and sound judgment. We are seeking a PR professional who has the ability and experience to play a primary implementation role in client work. He/she must have basic public relations, writing, media, organizational, research and production skills, be able to handle direct client contact and have the potential to become a good program developer, presenter and counselor.

Responsibilities

  • Performs day-to-day account work which may include: drafting a wide range of written materials, coordinating events, maintaining client and media contact, managing projects performed with and by others and supervising more junior staff.
  • Is fully familiar with group's communications plans for accounts and understands and tracks clients' businesses.
  • Has developed a basic understanding of the brand/therapeutic category, including the science and trial data associated with the brand and its competitors
  • Acts as a liaison between client, outside suppliers (graphic designers, photographers, A/V houses, etc.) and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (e.g., employees, media, interest groups).
  • Interfaces with client contacts and others in a professional, positive and appropriate manner.
  • Is gaining knowledge of the full range of resources, available throughout the company.
  • Is generally familiar with work of other account teams, other offices and operating units.
  • Pursues opportunities for enhancing involvement and contributions to the account, team and agency.

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years agency public relations/media relations experience.
  • Drafts sound, credible documents such as client memos, news releases, case histories, byliners, backgrounders, op-ed pieces, brochures and collateral materials.
  • Can write/own the first draft of a press release, factsheet or similar document
  • Knows how to accurately reference documents as per the client requirements
  • Can monitor with minimal supervision- this includes daily monitoring, monitoring at conferences, and around breaking issues
  • Can spot errors in media coverage of the brand/client based on their understanding of the product/study outcomes
  • Can write/own first draft of a media results deck/document
  • Has demonstrated basic PowerPoint skills by writing first draft of a deck
  • Implements events such as press conferences, media briefings, analyst meetings, media tours third party advocacy, etc.
  • Has been involved in preparing for at least one such event
  • Demonstrates competence at using internal and external research capabilities and in preparing in-depth analyses.
  • Has sound working knowledge of graphics, production and printing, video and broadcast, IT and emerging media.
  • Is building presentation skills.
  • Contributes during team meetings and has a point of view based on his/her understanding of the program, the brand and its competitors
  • Proactively works to increase presentation skills- when speaking to clients and at team meetings
  • Contributes to presentations using internal or external resources.
  • Balances work load and tasks, communicating effectively with team members to reliably implement assignments on budget and on deadline.
  • Exemplifies solid teamwork capabilities while beginning to build supervisory skills.

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