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Account Director - PR

Classic – New York, New York
Department Classic
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor



Account Director - PR

EvolveMKD is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and proactive Director to join our traditional public relations team. This position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, creative environment with a collaborative team.

Company Overview 

Based in the heart of Manhattan, EvolveMKD specializes in brand caretaking for a variety of healthcare, beauty, lifestyle, and aesthetics partners. Our team of experts build and deliver marketing campaigns, encompassing both traditional and unconventional PR marketing tactics as well as developing, executing, and analyzing digital & social media strategy, content creation, and social influencer marketing tactics. Recently honored as a 2018/19 Great Place to Work and as a finalist for PR Week’s Awards’ 2018 Boutique Agency of the Year, EvolveMKD promotes solid partner performance and nurtures development among our team of experts.  Above all, EvolveMKD is committed to delivering the best performance for every client partner: brand caretaking at its finest.

Job Overview

A successful Director at EvolveMKD will play a lead role on their accounts, and are expected to not only demonstrate superior media relations skills, but also have the ability to manage multiple projects and people. This person should be first to volunteer for any task at hand and run with it, and show bravery in trying new tasks and learning new technology.  They should be a self-starter with strong research, project management, and organization skills.   We expect that team members at this level have an inner sense of “restless discontent,” i.e. they are constantly looking to elevate their client work and their personal skill set.   We also expect all team members to demonstrate a strong problem-solving skillset, as EvolveMKD is a fast-paced, start-up environment.

Passion and enthusiasm for the work, as well as team collaboration and respect are required.

Key Responsibilities:

Client and Account Management

  • Develop and grow client relationships
  • Manage day-to-day work flow across direct reports, peers, clients, vendors and freelancers, including editing and approving key client deliverables, and reporting into account lead(s) and/or update CEO as needed
  • Ensure all client initiatives are completed in a timely manner, and ultimately deliver business results
  • Run client calls that demand on-the-spot recommendations and proactive thinking (i.e. above and beyond reading off the agenda); demonstrate the ability to anticipate client needs and proactively answer questions that the client hasn’t yet asked
  • Organize and run in-person client meetings with poise, presence, and strategic thinking
  • Develop forward-facing six- or twelve-month plans and execute overarching brand initiatives and promotional campaigns with an emphasis on proposal development, execution timeline, and budget management, with vendor coordination as necessary
  • Develop KPI measurement strategy and deliver on it
  • Assist in the development of new business proposals

Media Relations

  • Develop existing and grow new media relationships
  • Drive strategy and execute promptly, ensuring no email or question goes by unread

Team Management

  • Be able to “manage up” and effectively communicate issues/successes to senior staff with a sense of ownership and urgency; continually identify areas for team improvement
  • Manage team effectiveness and project hours, optimizing for billability and profitability
  • Manage and mentor AE/SAEs to further their professional and personal growth
  • Execute quarterly reviews for direct report(s)


  • 7+ years of relevant agency PR experience
  • 2-3+ years of management experience
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage client accounts, including managing junior staff, handling crisis, and sticking to budgets
  • Strong writing, copy-editing, and presentation skills
  • Ability to synthesize a wide variety of information, then set both high level and detailed strategy accordingly
  • Works quickly under pressure; handling and prioritizing multiple assignments with exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly organized, responsive, and punctual
  • Experience in beauty and/or healthcare preferred

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Performance-based bonus
  • Generous contribution to healthcare, dental and vision plans
  • 401K with company match and profit-sharing opportunities
  • Unlimited PTO, summer Fridays, and generous company holiday schedule
  • Commuter benefits + FSA
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Paid family leave
  • In-office Family Party each July + Holiday Party each December

To apply, get in touch at careers@evolvemkd.com

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  • Location
    New York, New York
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  • Employment Type
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  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
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