Sharp Think: Seeking PR Assistant Account Executive

With Who:  Sharp Think

Location:  New York, NY

Type of Employment:  Full-Time

Position Description:  We are seeking a PR Assistant Account Executive to join our dynamic lifestyle team. Clients span verticals including health and wellness, food and beverage, technology, and more. High levels of creativity, initiative and a passion for media will help set our ideal candidate apart.


  • Prioritize own work, meet deadlines, and actively communicate progress and deliverables.
  • Perform ongoing client media monitoring and summary reports/emails.
  • Create targeted media lists for broadcast, web, and print outlets as well as digital influencers.
  • Write and edit media materials such as pitches, media alerts, fact sheets, bios, and case studies.
  • Responsible for daily account management activities, such as agendas, recaps, activity reports, media monitoring and coordination of all necessary materials for client accounts.
  • Assist in the research of new business opportunities, client work, etc.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with category specific writers and media outlets.
  • Support execution of account plans.
  • Begin conducting media relations, working closely with account team to learn the craft of pitching to secure media coverage.
  • Assist in coordination of social influencer programs – i.e. facilitating invoices, mailings, product requests, etc.
  • Coordinate and support media mailings and sampling opportunities.
  • Help team prepare for client meetings—i.e. set-up, scheduling, catering, etc.
  • Manage daily intern responsibilities.
  • Complete individual tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Serve as an active member of the team and demonstrate team-player attitude.


  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field
  • This is an entry-level account position
  • Ability to think critically and to provide strategic insight and analysis to solve problems
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Familiar and/or have experience with PR databases/tools – i.e. Cision, PR Newswire, etc.
  • Flexible, driven, creative and passionate about the communications industry
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

Notes:  Telecommuting is allowed.

Apply (or request more information): See the CofC Alumni Careers site.

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