Job Title: PR Senior Account Executive, Corporate

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Are you interested in doing PR the right way? In taking time to craft and lead the communications strategies for some of the best technology companies in the world? Would you like to be part of a tight-knit, highly-effective team built on values of positivity, transparency and mutual trust? If so, we're in search of a Senior Account Executive to provide experienced leadership on multiple client accounts and support our growing practice as a top PR firm in New York.

Location: Manhattan, NY - remote through approx. April 2021
Comp range: $70-$85K
Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits
  • Wellness (Citi Bike Membership)
  • Ancillary (Commuter Benefits)
  • The best colleagues you could ask for

Our mission: By engaging with the news media, we work to effectively communicate the missions, progress, and impact of the best technology companies in the world. https://www.haymaker.co/

Why this role exists: The Senior Account Executive will report directly to Haymaker's Vice President, with a mission to provide experienced leadership on multiple client accounts and support our growing practice.

What’s in it for me? If you're seeking impact, ownership, and the space to do high-quality work without burning out, this role is for you. Haymaker is a tightly-knit team of eight, but we outperform firms more than 20 times our size and work with some of the best names in technology. We enjoy meaningful, long-term relationships with our clients, a highly-selective client selection process, and a supportive, collaborative internal culture. As Senior Account Executive, you will play an outsized role in working directly with media and client executives, managing the junior team, and helping to shape the direction of the company. This role provides significant opportunities for leadership, creativity, and the ability to grow and advance at an accelerated pace.

Required Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • 4-6 years of agency or in-house communications experience
  • Significant experience with B2B public relations, account leadership, and high-level PR strategy
  • Demonstrated network of media relationships

Objective Outcomes:

  • You will lead several client accounts by managing day-to-day communication, junior staff, and the development and execution of media strategy
  • You will secure client coverage by expertly engaging with the news media, and by systematically deepening and broadening a set of real media relationships
  • You will actively contribute to internal company discussions to shape the direction and trajectory of the firm
  • You will receive mentorship and interact closely with Senior Leadership on a daily basis
  • You will have the opportunity to develop strategies and drive forward exciting initiatives alongside our clients’ C-Suite
  • This is a traditional tech and business PR role with the opportunity to pinch-hit on new consumer accounts

Core Competencies / Hard Skills:

  • A knack for non-transactional networking
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent management and leadership skills; natural inclination toward building client relationships
  • Ability to act as the primary manager and strategist at client meetings
  • A deep understanding of the communications goals, priorities and motivating factors of fast-paced technology companies

Personal Attributes / Soft Skills:

  • Driven, but easy-going
  • Proactive
  • Adaptable
  • Team mentality
  • Growth mindset

Other Responsibilities: This candidate should possess a team mentality, where they are willing to pull their weight on accounts outside of their responsibility (wherever possible) and be willing to proactively think about new ways to facilitate overall company growth.

As this is a mid-level role, this candidate should also be comfortable leading junior team members and managing responsibilities accordingly.