Account Executive - Public Relations with a Focus on Food, Wine & Spirits

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Overview

The opportunity with EVINS SCT is in the Account Executive (AE) role within the EVINS food, wine & spirits division.  This role is highly involved in both client engagements and media relations, working within a growing team of passionate PR professionals who love what they do, and love the industry’s we represent. If you are an enthusiastic, collaborative and media-relations experienced candidate, this opportunity will provide you with the chance to do what you love. 

 

Responsibilities

AE responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

-Day-to-day client correspondence
-Assist in the development of strategic PR initiatives / plans
-Proactively pitch media with tailored pitch angles to target specific outlets / journalists
-Develop and maintain solid media relationships
-Secure quality media placements (online, print, broadcast, etc.)
-Execute client events
-Daily monitoring of media for client placements
-Manage media clippings and do write-ups for clients
-Maintain and organize client files and documents
-Perform in-depth research and analysis (audits) for various client initiatives / opportunities
-Manage and prepare monthly status reports for clients
-Draft press releases, press kit materials, pitches, media alerts, etc., and distribute them accordingly
-Coordinate desk sides for client market visits
-Compile briefing books for client market visits / road shows
-Coordinate travel arrangements for both clients and press
-Identify and forge relationships with select strategic partners
-Collect and maintain editorial calendars
-Build, update and maintain media lists / contact databases
-Prepare meeting agendas, notes, call recaps, etc.
-Manage interns
-Demonstrate knowledge of current industry news and trends by sharing insights both internally and with clients resulting from regularly reading industry outlets and attending industry events

 

Requirements:

-Minimum 2 years of public relations experience at an agency, preferably working on multiple clients
-Solid track record of media placements across mixed media
-Strong writing skills
-Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task
-Outgoing personality, networking ability and desire to work as part of a team
-Ability to communicate effectively in all written and verbal reports
-Social media savvy
-Passion for food, wine & spirits

 

About EVINS

EVINS is an award-winning branding, marketing and communications agency, specializing in the development of integrated multi-platform programs and campaigns for icon, legacy and luxury brands.  Founded in 1987, EVINS has been consistently recognized for its creative excellence, strategic planning and tactical execution. By forging long-term client partnerships, EVINS makes a measurable, meaningful and consequential contribution to the growth and success of its clients' businesses. For additional information, please visit our website (EVINS.com), or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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