Account Executive, Food and Beverage


: $48,520.00 - $81,710.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Hospitality - Food Services

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5W is seeking a dynamic Account Executive to join our Consumer practice. The ideal individual will have worked with Food and Beverage-based clients within an agency setting, is an expert at pitching, and possesses superior account and time management skills. This is an exciting opportunity that promises to offer challenges and professional development in an environment where drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to exceed expectations is a winning recipe for success.

Here s what you ll be doing:

  • Manage multiple accounts while driving consistent media results
  • Manage client expectations and assist clients in maximizing relationship with 5W
  • Execute creative client programs, such as blogger campaigns, dedicated social media activations, etc.
  • Develop, review and approve agendas, press releases, pitches, recaps and other materials
  • Build and nurture relationships with influential members of the media and secure consistent print, broadcast, online and social/influencer media coverage for clients
  • Develop and execute strategic communication plans, including media opportunities, tactics, and timelines consistent with the overall PR strategy
  • Daily client interaction, lead client conference calls and attend interviews and events
  • Conduct media training sessions with clients and junior staff
  • Provide guidance and leadership to junior-level staff on team issues, account workflow and general account issues
  • Participate in the development of materials for new business opportunities including timelines, proposals, business decks and case studies; assist in generating new business leads
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients

Here s what you have:

  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field
  • At least 2-3 years of full-time PR agency experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong leadership and motivation skills
  • Proven client relations and supervisory skills
  • Creative and energetic personality

Why you ll love working here:

  • Located in the Helmsley Building, in the center of the city and an easy commute
  • Competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, 401(K), and a fantastic vacation policy
  • Perks include catered lunches and breakfasts each month, a panoramic view of NYC, and creative and collaborative teams that push one another towards success!
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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