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4 Aug 2021

Full-Time Public Relations Associate Account Executive

Dini von Mueffling Communications – Posted by bgbur New York, New York, United States

Job Description

  • Public Relations / Communications
  • New York
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Previous experience in public relations highly suggested

What You’ll Do (Mission):

  • Work with clients to achieve increased awareness and elevate their presence in the media through earned media placements that align with client objectives. Strategically communicate client initiatives through leveraging of media relationships while in keeping with brand messaging.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail and ability to multitask both short term and long term media placements. Efficiently communicate with clients and facilitate their interactions with members of the press.
  • Tracking all opportunities while pursuing consistent coverage. Develop and perpetuate client confidence through clear, courteous, and professional communication. Ensure continual synergy with the client’s leadership to support its brand image and business goals – continually honing the strategy.
  • Constant monitoring of media coverage for client, their industry, and issues relating to their expertise for potential opportunities. A passion for the media is ideal.


Role Responsibilities and Outcomes

As the secondary point of contact on assigned accounts, and under direction of the primary on the account, responsibilities will include:

  • Attend brainstorming sessions and work with the team to create communication strategies, press plans, and outreach lists – track, record, and report on outcomes
  • Creation of press materials including one-sheeters, client bios, press releases, media alerts, and more
  • Researching and developing general and specific media lists, updating constantly
  • Brainstorming innovative partnerships, speaking opportunities, and other ownable media moments for clients
  • Responsible for maintaining timely pitching and follow up, to ensure media opportunities
  • Fostering new and maintaining existing relationships with network of media contacts
  • Leveraging knowledge of current social media environment to create content, strategy, and enhance brand equity through client social media platforms and interactions
  • Work in tandem with event production companies to execute high profile events for clients including press coverage, and day-of responsibilities such as photographer oversight, step and repeat management, and more


Competencies- Examples Include// The Ideal Candidate

  • Understanding the current media environment and that not all placements are created equal, resulting in pitching outlets that are perfectly geared toward readership relevant to the client
  • A willingness to dive into any task – no matter how big or small
  • The honed ability to spot a typo from a mile away, a detail-oriented person who takes pride in their work
  • An “on-your-feet” attitude, given the nature of our work, anything and everything can change in a matter of minutes – the ability to adapt and efficiently create a solution
  • Poise and confidence – the ability to interface with clients, high profile individuals and colleagues in a warm and professional manner
  • A strong writer who can easily tweak their voice to fit a variety of different copywriting tasks such as creating talking points, social media posts, op-eds, and more


About DVMC

Dini von Mueffling Communications (DVMC) is a full service public relations company based in New York. From media relations and corporate communications strategies, to product launches, brand communications and flawless event execution, we have a distinguished roster of clients spanning technology, finance, health and wellness, law, real estate, non-profits, design, art, books, films, events, and high profile individuals. Boutique in size and service, we strive to exceed client expectations.


Other things of particular note:

  • DVMC has won 27 Cannes Lions awards, including 3 Gold Lions, and has won or been shortlisted for dozens more. It also won PR News Global Impact award in 2018. This is as a result of our work with our clients Sandy Hook Promise and Monica Lewinsky. Social change comprises ⅓ of our work and we’re proud of it.
  • An in house created social media campaign DVMC did for our client Wag! was named one of the best 2018 April Fool’s social media campaigns by Adweek, Yahoo!, USA Today, Refinery29, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and PR News.
  • A woman-led company, our founder Dini von Mueffling, who is a 2021 honoree for the Top Women in PR award, is hands on with the team
  • Our office has a fully stocked pantry
  • You get to be involved in work that is truly changing the world for the better as well as on major corporate accounts.
  • You’re joining a team that is growing rapidly, highly creative and collaborative.


Compensation: Competitive

DVMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work.


Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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