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Account Executive/Senior Account Executive

New York
Jul 25, 2019

DKC is looking for an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive (with 2-5 years of relevant experience in PR, media or similar field) to join its Sports/Media/Business team in NYC.

Reports to: Executive Vice President/Director of Sports

Also supervised by: Specific account leaders (Vice President or Account Supervisor)

Founded in 1991, DKC is ranked among the top ten independent firms, as measured by revenue. DKC’s eclectic staff consists of public relations and marketing professionals based in DKC’s New York City HQ as well as offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Miami. A strategic public relations and integrated marketing agency, DKC is known for its non-linear approach and results-driven solutions, bolstered by the ability to build strong relationships among clients, media and target audiences.

The DKC Sports team is positioned at the epicenter of sports, media and technology and is a trusted partner for iconic brands and startups, innovative sports tech companies, leagues, franchises, media properties, venues, executives, coaches, athletes and global events. We manage many of the most prestigious and lucrative sports sponsorships, conceptualizing and activating compelling programs to create added-value PR that bring these strategic partnerships to life. Our current clients include: Kevin Durant, Facebook Sports, Delta Air Lines, The New York Roadrunners/NYC Marathon, Chase Center/Golden State Warriors, and the Big East Conference. We pride ourselves as an eclectic team that can also bring impactful strategy outside of sports for clients such as documentarian Ken Burns and The Nobel Peace Prize.

DKC was founded under the philosophy of combining strategic communications principles with creative concepts and programs executed via extensive, high-impact relationships. We operate on the principle that strategic communications – no matter the platform and regardless if the content is earned, owned or sponsored – requires a thorough understanding of the news and how to make it. We are focused on providing results that impact our clients’ businesses and we are driven by our ability to create connections between our clients and the audiences important to them.

The role of the Account Executive or Senior Account Executive is designed for an individual who has clearly demonstrated an aptitude for media relations in the context of the clients’ strategic imperatives, and an ability to create written materials in support of comprehensive media relations programs.  Over the course of the employee’s tenure as an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive, it is expected that he/she will develop a vast network of media contacts across the spectrum of traditional and new media and will be able to implement effective publicity in accordance with the client’s strategic imperatives / business objectives. Further, the successful candidate will also share a demonstrated interest in data analytics and digital strategy as it applies to PR.

Specific requirements are as follows:

Strategy

  • Must be able to thoroughly understand the strategic imperatives/business objectives behind each of his/her client’s communications program as directed by the immediate supervisor
  • Must be comfortable asking questions of the supervisor if these strategic imperatives/business objectives are unclear.

Writing

  • Must be proficient in the creation of basic press materials such as press releases, fact sheets, bios, etc. in accordance with the client’s strategic objectives, brand identity, etc.
  • Must be proficient in the creation of internal and external documents such as memoranda, client updates, etc.

Media Relations/Publicity

  • Must have deep relationships at multiple levels at major national and New York-based traditional and new media outlets as well as outlets relevant to his/her clients.
  • Must be able to implement – with limited direction – impactful publicity with the frequency, size and outlet reach necessary to accomplish the client’s strategic imperatives/business objectives.  
  • Must begin developing relationships beyond the reporter/correspondent level (e.g. editors, senior producers, etc.).
  • Must be able to get the big hit.

Client Service

  • Must meet all deadlines under any circumstances and must comport him/herself with professionalism (appropriate dress, punctuality, preparation, etc.)
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, comfortably and in an informed/prepared manner with senior DKC staff and independently with clients as necessary.
  • Must instill confidence in senior DKC staff and clients.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Joe_Barone@dkcnews.com.

DKC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision, retirement and a generous vacation policy. As an employee of DKC, you join a team of dedicated and creative individuals who are committed to providing best in class services to its clients.

DKC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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