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Account Executive / Senior Account Executive

Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors, a division of Finn Partners, is the oldest and largest firm specializing in cultural marketing and public relations.  Founded almost 60 years ago, Polskin Arts works with cultural institutions and with corporations that support the arts.

We are looking for a bright, detail-oriented self-starter to join the Los Angeles team in our fast-paced and constantly-changing environment. The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree, 2+ years at a public relations agency or in-house PR department within the arts and culture field. The ideal applicant will have strong writing and media-relations skills, and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, take initiative, and creatively problem solve. He/she must also have impeccable interpersonal skills, experience working in a team environment, and the ability to take direction from several people. Understanding of social media tools and channels and familiarity with Cision, Factiva and standard office software is expected. Domestic and overseas travel is required.

Responsibilities include:

Working with team to create and execute strategic communications plans
Acting as day-to-day contact for clients and media
Handling media inquiries and arranging for interviews with client spokespeople
Developing, editing and distributing press materials including press releases, pitch letters, media alerts, fact sheets, image sheets, remarks, Q&As and presentations
Compiling and updating media lists
Actively pitching media outlets
Planning special events, such as press conferences and press trips
Preparing agendas and media updates for weekly client calls

Generating coverage reports and event recaps

Qualifications:

         Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, art, architecture, or music
         2+ years of professional experience in communications, at an agency or in-house at an arts institution
         Proven ability to deliver print, online, and broadcast coverage
         Strong relationships with media
         Strong communication skills—written and spoken

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to execute successful media relations programs
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience using all Microsoft Office products

Please send cover letter and resume to polskinarts@finnpartners.com

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