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Senior Account Executive, Social Impact

Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis

New York, NY 04-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
We have an immediate opening for a Senior Account Executive with an understanding and previous experience working with media to promote social impact issues and non-profit organizations.

For this role, you understand how local or global trends contribute to positive social and sustainable change. You have a passion for doing good and making an impact. You are aware of the current aid climate and have a point of view. You can align stakeholders and organizations' missions under a strategic communication plan and message it effectively across various media outlets. You have professional experience in community engagement, international aid or development, private sector, human development or nonprofit leading pitching, messaging, media moments and storytelling. We are looking for someone who wakes up every day checking everything from Devex, to POLITICO, to the Washington Post, to the Los Angeles Times.

Responsibilities Include:
• Pitching compelling and smart stories on behalf of our clients.
• Drafting, developing, and executing comprehensive communications strategies.
• Conducting thorough research on various topics, flagging relevant news updates for teams/clients.
• Drafting, editing and proofreading materials including press releases, blog content, pitches, fact sheets, FAQs, briefing notes, and client correspondence.
• Planning and executing media-specific moments including influencer events and press conferences. Support includes developing invite lists, managing RSVPs, wrangling media on-site, drafting and distributing post-event releases, etc.
• Partnering with senior managers on achieving deliverables for a full roster of clients (average of 4 – 6).
• Developing an impactful and trusting relationship with clients
• Managing media contact lists to build relationships with new publications and media contacts.
• Participating in new business meetings, creating proposals as needed.
• Regularly bringing new opportunities for clients – media meetings, key introductions, etc.
• Proactively mentor and teach junior team members on account teams.
• Working with senior management to respond to client requests and ensure requests are taken care of in an efficient manner.

You Should Apply If:
• You have 4+ years of experience in communications, politics, public relations, integrated media relations, etc.
• You enjoy pitching media.
• You are eager and understand all aspects of integrated communications (media relations, social media, creative, brand integration, talent integration)
• You are passionate about progressive causes and campaigns
• You are a strong writer – persuasive, concise, creative, and quick!
• You have a growing list of relationships with media across a variety of verticals and know how to leverage those relationships to bring real opportunities to clients.
• You are a strategic thinker, bring new ideas to the table, and love a good brainstorm.
• You have strong decision-making abilities and accountability; this is an important role, own it!
• You have an innate curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit
• You are incredibly organized and able to excel at managing multiple projects simultaneously.
• You're willing to work select evenings/weekends and travel when necessary
• You enjoy overdelivering rather than meeting expectations and take genuine pride in being part of something good.
• You have experience working with social causes or have been part of a social good campaign.
• You have a track record of success with placing cause stories in national or regional outlets.

$67,500 - $75,000 a year

Salary commensurate with experience plus bonus eligibility & benefits

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb03zx-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $67,500 to $75,000 Per Year ($ USD)