Senior Account Supervisor, Media Relations

New York City, NY
Full Time
Public Relations
Experienced

Who are we?

J/PR is a global agency specializing in Travel and Lifestyle, telling the unique and inspiring stories of some of the most coveted brands in the world. We specialize in public relations, social media, content creation and brand collaborations, ultimately connecting our clients to top media and the consumers they want to reach.

Our brands are some of the best of the best in the world including Relais & Chateaux, Dorchester Collection, Vail Resorts Hospitality, and Virgin Limited Edition to name a few. You can see our current client list here. Being a part of this international powerhouse agency will connect you to a roster of distinguished hotels, resorts, restaurants, real estate projects, and destinations across the globe, elevating your career (and your frequent flier status). We’re passionate, professional, and purpose-driven. We're dedicated to our work, the agency, our clients, and each other.

Forbes said “These are the Women Dictating Where You’re Traveling,” and Inc. Magazine featured J/PR in an article titled, “How Two Millennial-ish Women Built a PR Powerhouse.” This is in addition to numerous awards like PR News Best Places to Work, New York Observer PR Power List, The PR Net 100, Forbes and Crain’s Best Places to Work (to name a few). 

At J/PR, we’re incredibly intentional about our company culture, and we wholeheartedly believe in a work-life blend, where you'll be empowered to continue learning and growing through travel, mentorship, training, and retreats, along with a connected company culture.
 

Who are you?

You are a PR powerhouse with extensive experience and success working with media, influencers, and luxury brands  – and you have the clips and campaigns to show for it. You live and breathe the latest trends and the hottest brands, and know and love New York City. You firmly believe in a personalized approach and your rolodex is a list of A-list brands and media.

The Role

The Senior Account Supervisor, Media Relations is the heartbeat of any campaign and account. Your trusted relationships with the right people, media, and brands garner A-list media and influencer placements, noteworthy collaborations, and connections with your clients' target audiences. Your clients view you as a trusted resource and partner, and the media sees you as a go-to for story ideas and trends. You can plan an event, host a press trip, oversee media missions, garner feature coverage, and orchestrate a brand collaboration – all of this is your profession and your passion. 

You’ll lead smaller accounts, managing internal delegation, while also starting to step into account strategy alongside J/PR leadership. You’ll participate in new business meetings, sharing your knowledge and expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Media Relations

  • You have a solid, trusted network of A+ media relationships whom you can tap on a moment’s notice 
  • You are sourcing new and deeper relationships to deliver headline and feature news across Broadcast, Podcasts, major news titles, and emerging media
  • You are constantly seeking out new media relationships on behalf of your clients and the agency
  • Organize pitch priorities; assign and oversee the progress of team members' pitches with support of account leadership
  • Serve as the go-to media relations lead on accounts of all sizes
  • Regularly coordinate in-person media meetings with journalists on-location 
  • Introduce new and existing editor relationships to JPR team members through in-office learning experiences and/or including JPR team members in on-location meetings 
  • Secure and host media and influencers on press trips, media appointments, and events
  • Have a vast understanding of key storylines across agency clients and concepting, pitching, and securing placements on thematic storylines across accounts
  • Maintain agency docs and materials specific to media relations efforts, including oversight and updates in the JPR Resources folder:
    • Monthly relevant media leads shared document
    • Annual calendar of pitches, including seasonal/ongoing holidays and notable media coverage moments, updating accordingly for the specific year
    • Agency Awards Lists
    • Agency Master Media Lists

Account + Client Management 

  • Contribute to 90-day and Annual Plan development to impact client goals and KPIs, with a keen eye on the media relations efforts 
  • Lead smaller accounts with senior leadership oversight; create the strategy as an Account Lead on some accounts, asking for support from the Leadership Team when necessary  
  • Develop and implement creative & media worthy programs for clients
  • Creative brainstorming, program and pitch development
  • Build relationships with destinations, CVBs, and offices of tourism in the markets that serve your clients
  • Strategically and quickly react to client needs
  • Begin to utilize Harvest to manage team members’ time and account profitability

New Business

  • Act as a trusted resource to the new business committee tapped for ideas, recommendations, media contacts, publication suggestions, spec headlines, and more for proposals
  • Participate as needed in new business pitch meetings

Team Leadership

  • Oversee the workflow of junior team members, regularly guiding/ leading the junior team through pitch projects to make check marks against goals and KPIs both in person and remotely
  • Review and edit press materials with an eye for what will resonate with media
  • Support and offer insight as needed to senior leadership
  • Offer media expertise and insight to all agency teams through regular proactive communication as well as when needed for particular client challenges

J/PR / Industry

  • Work with JPR's Marketing Committee to develop creative pitches about the agency (culture, people, business, lifestyle) and secure placements that enhance the brand
    • Help draft and pitch announcements on promotions, personnel, award submissions, etc.
  • Weave your industry involvement into the collective knowledge base of the agency, reporting back on insightful information and creating opportunities for clients and the agency  
  • Responsible for developing one educational-based Agency workshop each year, centric to the media landscape
  • Attend relevant industry (PR, media, etc) panels and meetings on behalf of the agency

Other

  • And other tasks, projects, or duties as required 

Experience

  • College Degree or comparable experience required 
  • At least 7 years of working in a PR or influencer capacity with luxury brands
  • A proven travel record securing A-list placements for clients
  • Public relations experience in travel, lifestyle or tourism having worked in an agency or in-house position
  • Must have notable media, client and brand references 
  • Must have strong and proven relationships with local, regional and national media contacts

Requirements

  • Ability to travel for client needs
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience in a hospitality environment is a plus
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Strong knowledge of media and news cycles
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong understanding of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Strong understanding of Influencer relations and engagement
  • Polished and professional demeanor 
  • Self-motivated with a positive nature
  • Must have a valid passport for international travel

Benefits

 J/PR offers a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive base salary: $90,000 - $96,000, commensurate with experience 
  • Commission opportunities
  • Year-end discretionary bonus
  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend
  • Company contributions to medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums
  • 401K with employer match
  • Accrued PTO
  • Birthday PTO
  • Flexible Release Fridays
  • Hotel trade with our world-class clients (complimentary stays across our entire portfolio)
  • Hybrid office schedule (2-3 days in office)
  • Corporate ClassPass discounts
  • Pet insurance discounts
  • Milestone gifts at 1, 5, and 10 years
  • Annual holiday and summer parties, plus regular socials 
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
J Public Relations (J/PR) and 20Two Studio (Studio) strongly support equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

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J/PR and Studio recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. J/PR and Studio may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting, and search firms.

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