The Account Executive/Publicist will play an active role on a fast-paced media relations team. They will work on 5-7 client accounts, executing media campaigns, building client and press relationships, and providing crucial administrative organization. This position will be a good fit for someone with 2-4 years of PR agency experience in the luxury, art, web3, or fashion fields. A strong personal interest in the fine arts is a must.
A primary aspect of this job will be developing and implementing media outreach strategies, drafting compelling pitches to secure placements across online, print, and broadcast media. The AE/Publicist will also be required to maintain schedules for press and client meetings, prepare agendas and re-caps of meetings, and create weekly, monthly, and final activity and media reports for clients. The AE/Publicist will update our CRM database, oversee frequent emailing of press releases, and help plan and execute media events. This role is meant to be collaborative, and therefore strong, positive, teamwork skills—both with senior managers and the interns the AE will supervise—are as important as the ability to work quickly, meticulously, and independently.
- B.A. Degree
- 2-4 years of experience in public relations, communications, and/or fine arts
- Agency or PR experience preferred
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and multi-task
- Literacy in digital marketing and social media
- Technical skills: Mac-savy, MS Office Suite, Outlook, Muck Rack
- Experience with Photoshop, Hubspot, Mailchimp, and time tracking platforms a plus
- Fluency in a foreign language a plus
Work is performed in FITZ & CO’s New York office. We are currently in office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and optionally in office Tuesdays and Fridays. (Schedule subject to change at the CEO’s discretion.) Because we work across time zones, the Account Executive/Publicist is sometimes required to be available before and after normal office hours (M-F, 10-6) and occasionally on weekends. Every member of the FITZ & CO team must adopt and make daily use of office systems such as time tracking (Harvest) and the CRM (HubSpot).
$60,000-$67,000 annualized salary, plus benefits.
About FITZ & CO:
FITZ & CO is a global PR and strategy agency with a focus in art, culture, tech, and luxury brands. For 25+ years, our agency has provided exceptional service to a wide range of clients including current clients Art Basel (since 1996), BMW Group Culture, Storm King Art Center, Faena Art, Xavier Hufkens, and Kiaf (Korea International Art Fair) among many others. As the landscape evolves, we strive to remain at the forefront of our field, providing our clients with creative and customized campaigns inclusive of public relations, digital marketing, social media, bespoke VIP events, and opinion leader engagement. FITZ & CO has repeatedly been named by The Observer as one of the “50 Most Powerful PR Firms” and has been on PR Net’s 100 three years in a row.
FITZ & CO is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our team is our greatest asset and FITZ & CO works to honor each person’s dignity and celebrate the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and talents in our midst. We strive to foster relationships rooted in genuine care, authentic connect, just treatment, and the celebration of difference.
We offer a competitive benefits package including generous paid time off, an additional week of paid time between Christmas and New Years, Summer Fridays, substantial employer contributions to medical, dental, and vision plans, a 401K after one year of service, and ample opportunities for mentorship and growth.
Send cover letter and resume with “Account Executive/Publicist” in the subject line to [email protected].