Senior Account executive

Cone, a Porter Novelli company, is a Global Purpose Communications Consultancy that inspires companies, organizations and brands to make a positive societal impact. We believe Purpose is more than a mission statement or a commitment of values. Purpose defines an organization’s authentic role and value in society and allows it to simultaneously grow its business and positively impact the world. At Cone, you will find a passionate and diverse group of professionals that values fierce collaboration, embracing imagination, standing up for the right idea and liberating greatness in our colleagues and clients. 

The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to help plan and implement strategic programs on behalf of our purpose, consumer and lifestyle brand clients. This role will be responsible for developing press materials and digital content, pitching media, coordinating event logistics, managing third-party spokespersons, leading client projects, among other duties. The successful candidate will also contribute to the growth and development of the team by mentoring junior staff and providing support to senior staff members.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute client programs in a timely, efficient and high-quality manner under the direction of an Account Manager or higher-level supervisor

  • Attend in-person, client meetings and planning sessions, provide post meeting deliverables and facilitate brainstorms with internal team and client

  • Develop and edit written materials including press releases, digital content and general client correspondence

  • Lead media relations efforts including media target development, creative pitch ideation, outreach, and relationship building

  • Assess industry trends and identify/evaluate opportunities that amplify client priorities

  • Coordinating all aspects of event execution, including media relations efforts, vendor coordination, and staffing

  • Managing third-party spokespersons from contract negotiations to program implementation

  • Generate ideas for programs that map to client objectives and conduct relevant research

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years professional communications experience required

  • Experience working with B2C clients on the agency side preferred

  • Media relations experience required

  • Solid client relationship skills and a solution-oriented approach to work

  • Demonstrates proficiency in developing digital content

  • Strong written and verbal skills, confident style in communicating with clients, and a proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks

  • Exhibit independence with respect to their responsibilities and a deep understanding of the clients, accounts, and industry.

  • Ability to work well within a team environment, motivate staff and be effective under pressure

  • Positive, professional and flexible attitude

  • Passion for lifestyle brands and awareness of industry trends

  • Relevant background working with consumer and lifestyle brand clients and media preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree required

    • Preferred in: Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or English

About Porter Novelli: 

As the agency that pioneered communications for behavior change, Porter Novelli has origins that are distinctive from any other major player in public relations. Over forty years ago, Jack Porter and Bill Novelli realized that classic marketing disciplines could be reapplied to public relations communications to make a positive social impact on the world. 

Porter Novelli exists to inspire companies, organizations and brands to make a positive impact by creating a collaborative, diverse and inclusive environment designed to drive innovation and liberate greatness in our people, clients and partners. 

Our ambition is simple – to become the most passionately recommended consultancy in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter Novelli—Join Us. 

Please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@conecomm.com