Account Executive

New York, New York - Posted on: Tuesday 02/10/15


Fenton is searching for an account executive in its New York office. Fenton is a leading public interest communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. We develop and execute strategic media campaigns across a wide range of causes that include global warming, publichealth, violence prevention, and women’s rights. We are extremely proud to enhance the effectiveness of innovative and meaningful social change initiatives. Our group of like-minded progressive professionals work as hard at advancing social change as we do at keeping it fun in the office. The Fenton office culture in all three of our offices is one of community and achievement.

The account executive position at Fenton runs pieces of larger accounts and sometimes serves as the lead on smaller accounts. Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and executing intermediate PR and campaign tactics, such as:
  • Conducting research on account-related issues and funding sources
  • Client relations and management on on specific tasks such as budgets, work plans and campaign timelines
  • Writing projects that include media materials, messaging and high-level campaign recommendations to meeting notes and brainstorm reports
  • Media relations activities including pitching mid to high level reporters, including wire services, major regional papers, editors, producers, columnists, production of media lists and media summaries
  • Organizing and staffing press events and editorial board visits
  • Writing press releases and advisories, pitch memos, fact sheets, op-eds, etc.
  • Delegating tasks where appropriate
  • Participating in new business pitches as assigned



Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, advertising, political science or other applicable field
  • Awareness of and interest in current events and public affairs issues
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in communications, ideally public interest or public affairs but all backgrounds welcome
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to pitch clients and secure placements
  • Familiarity with print and electronic news media and a growing base of reporter contacts
  • Experience with standards, principles and techniques of public relations and social activism
  • Involvement in advocacy or campaigns
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Sense of humor with an advanced appreciation of sarcasm
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Ability to remain calm while juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, contractors and media
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

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For more information, or to apply, visit Fenton Fellowships' career page