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Junior Chief of Staff

We have an exciting opportunity for a junior chief of staff to join our growing sports and lifestyle practice. We are seeking someone who has experience both as an executive assistant and within the public relations field. The ideal candidate will have experience with sports brands and properties with the proven ability to keep deliverables moving while generating media relations results. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support CEO and help move our clients’ business forward. You’ll play a critical role in supporting our sports and lifestyle teams by handling internal and external communications, ensuring excellence in delivery, clear communication, and high-quality deliverables.

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Schedule meetings and consult on time management

  • Support the CEO in caring for their team, peers, stakeholders, and professional network

  • Arrange business travel across varying time zones

  • Arrange and prepare for meetings on behalf of the CEO

  • Liaise with people at all levels including Senior Management and Executives

  • Collate weekly People team for the weekly team meetings and the direct report 1:1s

  • Ad-hoc research and information gathering

  • Drive media relations results across a roster of sports and lifestyle accounts 

  • Play a key role in planning and implementing account activities, including media relations, events, program implementation, reporting, etc.

  • Proactively provide quality assurance for all clients deliverables (I.E. proofreading, fact-checking, research, reference, citations) 

  • Assist in moving projects forward with a proven ability to manage deliverables and hit deadlines 

 

Requirements

  • Prior experience supporting executives at the C-Level

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field preferred

  • You have excellent communication skills, time management skills, and a high proficiency in both written and spoken English

  • You understand the importance of extreme discretion, tact, and confidentiality

  • Expert level Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, and Excel skills

  • Proven organizational skills (especially in calendar management and complex travel itineraries); gained through the above

  • You display a proactive approach to work, able to anticipate and pre-empt problems before they occur

  • Proven track record of generation media relations results with a portfolio of sports and lifestyle related clips 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities 

  • Proven ability to develop press materials 

Open Positions

Account Supervisor - Food, Beverage & Travel

We have an opportunity for a Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor specializing in food, beverage and travel out of our New York office. This role is a day-to-day client contact and media relations wiz, who ensures that communications programs are carried out with perfection. A true self-starter and someone looking for an opportunity to grow. 

 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Strategic account management, including the planning and execution of media programs 

  • Serve as a primary, day-to-day, client contact and provide strong client counsel on tactical matters linked to strategic plans; anticipate client needs and prepare in advance 

  • Interact with senior level colleagues and clients and troubleshoot clients’ problems as they arise 

  • Drive media results for clients across your portfolio and rally the team to take action 

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply public relations techniques beyond media relations in response to client briefs 

  • Maintain a thorough, demonstrated understanding of clients’ businesses and industries; actively follow and understand emerging issues, trends and news impacting your clients’ business, and proactively advise the team and client regarding how best to leverage or address these developments 

  • Proactively generate new ideas and opportunities to support client objectives and stories; ensure client program success; participate actively in account team strategy sessions and brainstorms 

  • Moderate media interviews; assist with media training for clients; initiate implementation of media events such as press conferences, briefings and media tours; serve as the senior on-site agency contact for clients’ events 

  • Facilitate teamwork and learning opportunities by delegating and involving junior staff whenever possible; review materials drafted by junior staffers; supervise media reporting and monitoring; ensure that each member of the team understands their role and how they fit together as part of the overall plan; evaluate the team’s effort collectively and individually by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback 

  • Report to senior management on progress of team members and accounts; serve as the liaison between senior management and staff 

  • Manage up to your supervisors and account leads regarding progress on deliverables, media outreach processes, and actively offer solutions to pivot where needed or enhance the project 

 

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • At least 5 years of experience working in communications, preferably food, beverage and travel at a public relations agency  

  • Experience working with or a passion for food, beverage and travel industries  

  • Superior oral and written communication skills; strong proofreading and editing ability  

  • Demonstrated proficiency in media relations (story pitching to traditional media and digital influencers, writing releases and bylined articles, ability to find creative angles and create highly targeted media strategies and pitches)  

  • Maintain a professional, client-ready demeanor and presence; keep a high standard of etiquette in all communications and interactions  

  • Experience in providing guidance to entry level staffers; strong team building and mentorship aptitude  

  • Maintain knowledge and a demonstrated understanding of industry publications, national top tier and business press, broadcast media 

 

Success Factors / Other Details (Travel Requirements) 

  • Success in achieving project management goals and client media relations 

  • Travel is required  

 

EEO & Diversity Statement 

Berk Communications is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Executive to join our growing sports and lifestyle practice. We are seeking someone who has a proven track record with sports brands and properties and can develop meaningful programming for clients in these industries. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a leader on our sports accounts, creating strategies and managing projects that drive our client’s business forward. You’ll play a critical role in driving our sports accounts forward and be expected to be able to manage multiple projects serving as a lynchpin between senior team members and junior team members. This is an opportunity to put your account management skills to work while also showing your ability to secure impactful stories for our clients. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrate tactical and strategic knowledge of communications plans for the sports industry

  • Create communications plans that meet client objectives

  • Oversees development and implementation of account strategy, delegating appropriate assignments to teams and jumping in on tactics

  • Maintain regular client contact across your accounts

  • Actively pursue media generate new relations and secure stories 

  • Writes and/or edits materials with a keen eye, providing a near-final copy for review to senior team members 

  • Support the execution of large-scale events, celebrity media days, charitable partnerships and national campaign launches

  • Apply key client information, including general business strategy, industry trends and issues, customers and competitors to provide ongoing strategic counsel to both internal team members as well as client partners 

  • Support new business development efforts

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in a public relations agency or similar position 

  • Proven ability to manage client projects with senior and junior team members while serving as a point of contact for clients

  • Track record of generating media relations results that drive business impact for clients

  • Demonstrated ability to help develop communication programming and plans, implement integrated tactics and impart knowledge to junior account team members

  • Ability to perform under pressure while maintaining a team-first attitude 

  • Past contributions to new business proposals 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field preferred 

Account Supervisor - Sports and Lifestyle

We have an exciting opportunity for an Account Supervisor to join our growing sports and lifestyle practice. We are seeking someone who has experience working with sports brands and properties with the proven ability to keep deliverables moving while generating media relations results. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support top-tier sports brands and properties helping to drive media relations strategy and results that help move our clients’ business forward. You’ll play a critical role in supporting our sports and lifestyle teams by ensuring excellence in delivery, clear communication, and high-quality deliverables. This is an opportunity to hone your account management skills while staying attuned to the needs of clients in a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry. 

 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Serve as a lead client contact with the ability to present updates in meetings

  • Play a key role in planning and implementing account activities, including media relations, events, program implementation, reporting, etc. 

  • Flawless execution of proactive and reactive earned media relations work, including developing media lists, reporter briefing sheets, media audits, well-crafted pitches and strategic media recommendations 

  • Oversight of press materials including press releases, pitches, reports, client correspondence 

  • Proactively provide quality assurance for all clients deliverables (I.E. proofreading, fact-checking, research, reference, citations)  

  • Keep projects moving forward with a proven ability to manage deliverables and hit deadlines  

  • Become an expert on your client’s business and the competitors within their industry  

 

Education and Experience Requirements 

  • 5-7 years of experience in a public relations agency or similar position  

  • Proven track record of generation media relations results with a portfolio of sports and lifestyle related clips  

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment  

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities  

  • Proven ability to develop press materials  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field preferred 

EEO & Diversity Statement 

Berk Communications is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D. 

Senior Account Executive – Fashion & Lifestyle

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Executive to join our growing lifestyle practice. We are seeking someone with relevant corporate and/or agency experience across fashion and lifestyle consumer brands. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a leader on our fashion  and lifestyle accounts, creating strategies and managing projects that drive our client’s business forward. You’ll play a critical role in driving our fashion and lifestyle accounts forward and be expected to be able to manage multiple projects serving as a media relations expert. We are also looking for someone who can bring new fashion-related opportunities to our clients whether it be podcasts or social opportunities. This is an opportunity to put your account management skills to work while also showing your ability to secure impactful stories for our clients. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrate tactical and strategic knowledge of communications plans for the fashion and lifestyle industry

  • Create communications plans that meet client objectives

  • Oversees development and implementation of account strategy, delegating appropriate assignments to teams and jumping in on tactics

  • Maintain regular client contact across your accounts

  • Actively pursue media generate new relations and secure stories 

  • Educate the team on emerging fashion and lifestyle media trends

  • Writes and/or edits materials with a keen eye, providing a near-final copy for review to senior team members 

  • Support the execution of large-scale events, celebrity media days, charitable partnerships, and national campaign launches

  • Apply key client information, including general business strategy, industry trends, and issues, customers and competitors to provide ongoing strategic counsel to both internal team members as well as client partners 

  • Support new business development efforts

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in a public relations agency or similar position 

  • Proven ability to manage client projects with senior and junior team members while serving as a point of contact for clients

  • Track record of generating media relations results that drive business impact for clients

  • Demonstrated ability to help develop communication programming and plans, implement integrated tactics, and impart knowledge to junior account team members

  • Ability to perform under pressure while maintaining a team-first attitude 

  • Past contributions to new business proposals 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field preferred

Senior Account Executive –  Lifestyle

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Executive to join our growing lifestyle practice. We are seeking someone with relevant corporate and/or agency experience across fashion and lifestyle consumer brands. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a leader on our fashion  and lifestyle accounts, creating strategies and managing projects that drive our client’s business forward. You’ll play a critical role in driving our fashion and lifestyle accounts forward and be expected to be able to manage multiple projects serving as a media relations expert. We are also looking for someone who can bring new fashion-related opportunities to our clients whether it be podcasts or social opportunities. This is an opportunity to put your account management skills to work while also showing your ability to secure impactful stories for our clients. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrate tactical and strategic knowledge of communications plans for the fashion and lifestyle industry

  • Create communications plans that meet client objectives

  • Oversees development and implementation of account strategy, delegating appropriate assignments to teams and jumping in on tactics

  • Maintain regular client contact across your accounts

  • Actively pursue media generate new relations and secure stories 

  • Educate the team on emerging fashion and lifestyle media trends

  • Writes and/or edits materials with a keen eye, providing a near-final copy for review to senior team members 

  • Support the execution of large-scale events, celebrity media days, charitable partnerships, and national campaign launches

  • Apply key client information, including general business strategy, industry trends, and issues, customers and competitors to provide ongoing strategic counsel to both internal team members as well as client partners 

  • Support new business development efforts

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in a public relations agency or similar position 

  • Proven ability to manage client projects with senior and junior team members while serving as a point of contact for clients

  • Track record of generating media relations results that drive business impact for clients

  • Demonstrated ability to help develop communication programming and plans, implement integrated tactics, and impart knowledge to junior account team members

  • Ability to perform under pressure while maintaining a team-first attitude 

  • Past contributions to new business proposals 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field preferred

We have an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join our growing lifestyle practice. We are seeking someone with relevant corporate and / or agency experience across food, beverage, and travel brands.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a leader on our food, beverage, and travel brands, creating strategies and managing projects that drive our client’s business forward. You’ll play a critical role in driving our food, beverage, and travel accounts forward and be expected to be able to manage multiple projects serving as a media relations expert. We are also looking for someone who can bring new opportunities to our clients whether it be podcasts or social opportunities. This is an opportunity to put your account management skills to work while also showing your ability to secure impactful stories for our clients. 

 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrate tactical and strategic knowledge of communications plans for the lifestyle industry

  • Create communications plans that meet client objectives

  • Oversees development and implementation of account strategy, delegating appropriate assignments to teams and jumping in on tactics

  • Maintain regular client contact across your accounts

  • Actively pursue media generate new relations and secure stories 

  • Educate the team on emerging media trends

  • Writes and/or edits materials with a keen eye, providing a near-final copy for review to senior team members 

  • Support the execution of large-scale events, celebrity media days, charitable partnerships and national campaign launches

  • Apply key client information, including general business strategy, industry trends and issues, customers and competitors to provide ongoing strategic counsel to both internal team members as well as client partners 

  • Support new business development efforts

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 1-3 years of experience in a public relations agency or similar position 

  • Proven ability to manage client projects with senior and junior team members while serving as a point of contact for clients

  • Track record of generating media relations results that drive business impact for clients

  • Demonstrated ability to help develop communication programming and plans, implement integrated tactics and impart knowledge to junior account team members

  • Ability to perform under pressure while maintaining a team-first attitude 

  • Past contributions to new business proposals 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field preferred 

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