LaunchSquad creates stories for companies we love. We\u2019re an award-winning communications firm known for building strategic public relations, original content marketing and social media programs for some of with the world\u2019s most innovative, fast-growth technology and consumer lifestyle companies around. You\u2019ve probably heard of a few: Coursera, Aquia, American Giant and Uber. Currently, our New York\u00a0office is growing and we\u2019re looking for an established Public Relations Specialist to join our team as an Account Executive. A Public Relations Specialist is an experienced writer, editor, social media expert, storyteller, relationship builder and media relations specialist. S\/he has experience translating a brand\u2019s business objectives into strategic media relations and content marketing initiatives that build brand awareness and drive business results.\u00a0The right candidate for this position is fluent in the fundamental of public relations. S\/he can quickly write a byline or craft a targeted pitch. S\/he is also an experienced client relations manager who understands the balance between delighting and leading a client and team. Besides taking a leadership role in driving the execution of communications programs, the Public Relations Specialist plays an active, hands-on role in mentoring junior staff and learning how to empower and lead a team. LaunchSquad is made up of talented writers, reporters, editors, content marketing strategists, media relations specialists, creatives, filmmakers, designers and integrated producers dedicated to storytelling for emerging consumer lifestyle brands and thriving technology start-ups. We are looking for someone who wants to partner with the comprehensive LaunchSquad team to tell\u00a0stories that stand out. Whether LaunchSquad is creating a branded content video series or writing a thought leadership piece for a media property, we pride ourselves on creating campaigns that inspire people to say, I love that company. If you think you have what it takes to join the Squad, we\u2019d like to hear from you. Role Requirements: 3 years of direct communications, public relations or marketing experience in an agency or start-up environment and\/or direct transferable, fast-paced work experience Knowledgeable, passionate storyteller who loves to create and define authentic messages for diverse audiences Experience conceiving and pitching targeted stories to business, technology and consumer lifestyle media with a track record of well-crafted media relations results Client management or clients service experience with direct responsibility for regular client communications and strategic counsel Strong project management skills with the ability to work concurrently across multiple, diverse projects; skilled at prioritizing workload and deliverables to meet client and team deadlines in a fast-paced environment Proficent writing, editing and content strategy and development expertise, including experience crafting bylines, blog posts, media pitches, video scripts, newsletters, abstracts, executive bios and briefing sheets. Collaborative, team-oriented work style focused on putting team needs ahead of individual in order to produce the best possible results for clients Consistency in one\u2019s work: self-starter with excellent quality standards and a demonstrable history of commitment, accountability and follow through Passion for our work and commitment to independent, on-going growth and development Entrepreneurial spirit & drive; imagination helps too. About LaunchSquad: LaunchSquad is a growing communications firm known for change-the-world storytelling with our award-winning public relations, online video design, and original content marketing and social media programs. LaunchSquad has four offices located in San Francisco, New York, Boston and Seattle and offers a fun, fast-paced, and rewarding work environment. Our client base includes consumer and enterprise technology, consumer lifestyle and media companies. LaunchSquad was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in downtown San Francisco.