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Senior Account Executive

Company name
Aspectus

Location
New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Pr, Journalism, Media

Posted on
May 16,2019

Profile

Our New York office is currently searching for bright, ambitious  professionals that not only want to make a name for themselves, but also want to play a direct part in expanding our US business. Aspectus New York offers the entrepreneurial culture and tight-knit atmosphere of a startup with the backing of a long established, internationally recognized communications firm.

What are we looking for?

  • An abundance of proactivity, commitment and initiative
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • A desire to learn and a thirst for knowledge of the financial and tech industries
  • A passion for the business of communications, enthusiasm for the practice of media relations, and news junkies with interest in current affairs and the markets.
  • Extreme attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure

Job Purpose 

The Senior Account Executive plays a lead role on his/her accounts. In addition to supporting the Account Manager in the delivery of PR Plans, individuals are expected to demonstrate superior media relations skills, contribute to content development, manage multiple projects and mentor junior staff members. Senior Account Executives are encouraged to be entrepreneurial in their work, building their network with media and required to support new business activity where appropriate.

This position resides within Aspectus’ financial services practice. While not required, a working knowledge of the financial services sector (capital markets & wealth managment) and the media outlets that covers it, is a key asset to bring to the role.

Account Management Responsibilities  

  • Possess detailed understanding of your client’s business, industry, related verticals and competitors
  • Thoroughly understand financial market developments and regulations and their impact on your clients
  • Working with the Account Manager and AVP to help with the implementation of PR strategy and lead the team on pre-determined aspects of client campaigns
  • Produce high-quality written content and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of writing – reporting, press releases, media pitches, blogs, briefing documents, etc.
  • Actively engage with clients on a daily basis and effectively inspire their confidence and trust by developing solid relationships and producing strong results
  • Ensure all work is completed in a timely manner to the highest possible standard
  • Oversee junior staff to track features, awards, events, and speaking opportunities for clients, as outlined within the PR plan

Media Relations Responsibilities

  • Serve the media to the highest professional standards, nurturing strong relationships with journalists, and securing coverage for clients
  • Make time to stay on top of industry news and developments, reading all relevant publications and resources to spot and create opportunities for clients  
  • Proactively identify coverage opportunities for clients in top trade press, Tier 1 publications, newswires, television and radio
  • Expand coverage abilities to include regulatory and breaking news opportunities
  • Thoroughly vet, prep and facilitate all interview opportunities including: preparing clients for interviews through briefing documents, talking points and prep calls; Facilitate the interview and conduct appropriate follow up.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking when developing pitches and content for clients
  • Take an avid interest in, and keep up-to-date with all relevant media – including key contacts, titles, audience and circulation
  • Strengthen existing relationships and cultivate new relationships throughout the year
  • Conduct at least 10 in-person, non-client meetings with the press per year
  • Keep abreast of current affairs to ensure client media pitches and storylines are topical and relevant in a wider context

Aspectus Career Development and Culture

  • Be an active Aspectus brand ambassador and member of the Aspectus team
  • Regularly contribute to the Aspectus blog and social media accounts
  • Work collaboratively with Aspectus’ international affiliates in London
  • Contribute to Aspectus’ ongoing learning culture through active participation in internal knowledge sessions and idea meetings

Business Development Responsibilities

  • Heavy involvement in new business presentation research and development
  • Attend new business pitches as required

Professional Background

  • 3 years of experience, prior agency experience required
  • B.S. in Public Relations, Communications or related field
  • Strong interest in financial services, professional services, technology and/or B2B communications
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Office, Powerpoint, etc), Gorkana, Factiva, etc.

Skill Requirements

  • An abundance of proactivity, commitment and initiative
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Team player mindset and willingness to work collaboratively
  • A desire to learn and a thirst for knowledge of the financial services and tech industries
  • A passion for the communications industry, especially enthusiasm for media relations and pitching to journalists
  • News junkie with interest in current affairs in our clients’ markets, and ability to come up with compelling story ideas
  • Extreme attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in B2B public relations and/or other related communications-focused field. Prior agency experience required.

Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and employee assistance plan
  • 401k retirement plan with up to a 3% annual employer match
  • Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) plan that provides up to 20 days off in year one, with incremental increases every year. Additional PTO day granted on employee birthdays.
  • Opportunity to work from home one day per month
  • Summer Fridays that run from Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Winter Break: The office is closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day
  • Up to $100 per month in cellphone reimbursement
  • Monthly pre-tax transit check program

Company info

Aspectus
Website : https://www.aspectusgroup.com

Company Profile
Do you want to be a part of a revolution that is changing the very way the global financial system operates? We’re financial communications agency Aspectus Group, a global firm with offices in New York and London. We represent some of the most transformative players in fintech and financial services -- from the first electronic trading platforms to nascent startups that continue to challenge the norm. Our clients ignite the capital markets in diverse sectors like crypto & blockchain, regtech, insuretech, alternative investments, impact investing, AI and more.   At Aspectus, we create and execute smart communications programs across traditional PR and digital marketing channels. We pride ourselves on telling stories for our clients that haven’t been told before. We make our clients famous for what they do through compelling content, critical thought leadership, stand out social media campaigns, and earning the kind of media coverage that simply can’t be duplicated.

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