A fast-growing, dynamic New York-based Communications, PR, and Marketing firm seeks an Account Director to join a team overseeing luxury fashion and accessories accounts, including fine jewelry. The position reports into a Vice President, with exposure to the firm’s founding partners, Hamilton South and Lynn Tesoro.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Execute communication strategies and conduct press outreach to appropriately position luxury accessories, jewelry and fashion brands in the marketplace
- Secure editorial features and news items, develop story angles, and write press releases
- Manage 1-2 person staff of account coordinators and managers, overseeing daily product placement and media tracking
- Secure top-tier media opportunities, including speaking engagements, sponsorship opportunities, award submissions, etc.
- Manage targeted press events to support seasonal launches, collections, and other brand introductions
- Interface with client executives as relevant to pursue press opportunities and event logistics
- Report to Vice President, interacting with firm’s senior executives (including Partners and other Vice Presidents) to solicit brand- and industry-specific expertise
- Minimum 5-6 years experience in fashion and accessories PR & communications, on either brand or agency side
- Experience in successfully managing a team
- Relationships with accessories, fashion and lifestyle media (specifically market/ features editors and directors) on both a national and regional level
- Exceptional interpersonal, networking, and verbal/written communications skills
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
- Willing and able to travel internationally 2-3 times a year (ex: Paris Couture shows, BaselWorld, etc.)
- Experience working in fashion show front and back of house management preferred, but not required
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Cision, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Proficient in Fashion GPS is preferred, but not required
To apply, please send your resume to Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org.