ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

TEG JOB DESCRIPTION

 

REPORTS TO: 

Account Supervisors and above

JOB SUMMARY

Account Executives (AEs) at The Ehrhardt Group (TEG) is responsible for general writing, research and coordination activities within a designated account team and performs other duties in the daily servicing of client accounts.

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES/CAPABILITIES

AEs at TEG must be able to:

  • Interact professionally with clients and agency leadership
  • Communicate clearly with supervisors
  • Function well in a team environment
  • Desire to exceed expectations in designated role
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understand internal TEG philosophy and administrative approach
  • Demonstrate initiative, attention to detail and dedication to quality
  • Be proficient with AP style
  • Possess an interest in the economic and cultural framework of New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Gulf South
  • Keep abreast of emerging strategies and tactics in the industry as well as local approaches in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop basic media relations skills including (but not limited to) media material development and distribution, media pitching, interview coordination and on-site media assistance
  • Develop and execute client programs
  • Know all local media on first-name basis
  • Prepare and manage media lists, and assist media on regular basis
  • Craft social media content and interact with digital audiences on behalf of TEG clients
  • Research assigned issues, clients, client competitors, news stories, media representatives and outlets
  • Manage vendors in production design, timelines and estimates for photography, advertising and collateral materials
  • Track expenses and hours of programs/projects
  • Collaborate with account team to develop concepts, strategies and tactics for PR plans and campaigns
  • Participate in special projects and activities, as assigned
  • Write media materials, including releases, backgrounders, fact sheets and talking points
  • Manage media lists for clients and assist media on regular basis
  • Generate status reports on client programs
  • Research new business opportunities
  • Draft proposals and prepare initial budget for new business presentations
  • Participate in client meetings
  • Write business plans for current clients
  • Supervise interns
  • Generate client correspondence, including reports, agendas and memorandums
  • Meet internal and external deadlines

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assistant Account Executive team members

Account Administrator team members

1 -3 interns (may vary based on season and client teams)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, business or related discipline
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience, agency environment preferred

To apply, send cover letter and resumes to info@theehrhardtgroup.com.