The Account Manager assumes leadership for most of his/her client accounts, delivers solid results and manages budgets and resources to profitability. Additionally, the Account Manager will oversee account teams and supervise at least one direct report.
This position reports to a Performance Manager (Director or Managing Director).
Provide organizational leadership across accounts by managing resources, budgets, and running programs that deliver results
Perform insightful market assessments, develop communications and PR strategies, structure and grow budgets, and write thoughtful, organized PR plans
Interact with all levels of client contacts from day-to-day marketing contacts to the CEO
Manage junior staff on a project basis and provide day-to-day mentoring, as well as long-term professional development
Track team resources and budgeting for specific accounts
Help identify and lead new business opportunities and participate in developing proposals and learn how to lead pitches from start to finish
4-5 years of professional experience in public relations or communications-related field
Solid media relationships and a proven track record of great media results
Strong planning and project management skills – we need someone who can run accounts with little hand holding
Creative and a self-starter
Strong writing skills – able to develop great pitches, press releases, PR plans, etc., and be able to deliver client ready material
Experience leading teams and supervising direct reports is a plus