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Senior Account Executive, PR & Finance - New York

New York City

Do you make headlines like it's your job? It could be.

Day One Agency is looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our team. The right candidate will be ambitious, hard-working, and dedicated to telling stories that stop people in their scroll. You’ll take pride in your work, show initiative, and go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are serviced in the best way possible. We’re looking for self-starters with agency experience, particularly in the financial and payments space, who are willing to work collaboratively and quickly with our squad. Excellent organizational skills are imperative. In return, you’ll be in a rewarding learning environment with a great opportunity to grow and further your knowledge and career.

In this role, you will help shape top clients media strategy, thought leadership, proactively pitch stories to journalists and connect our clients’ stories with relevant journalists. You’ll manage end-to-end execution of media opportunities, help drive day-to-day client communications and oversee content development for client work.


The role will be responsible for supporting our public relations function including creatively writing and pitching stories to business, payments and tech journalists, working with our clients to storymine and bring media opportunities to life, manage end-to-end execution of media opportunities and thought leadership opportunities, oversee content development for speaking opportunities and partner with clients to help bring their ideas and vision to life.

  • Help develop and support communications strategies for Fortune 100 clients particularly in the financial services and payments space

  • Execute against strategic media relations opportunities: identify key media targets, develop pitches, own media outreach for clients in financial services and digital payments/tech and share results with clients

  • Identify trends related to our clients and their executives to help inform media relations approach and opportunities

  • Develop PR/Thought Leadership strategies, research and materials development

  • Lead in project management and day-to-day client communications and relations

  • General account support (e.g. launch reporting/recapping, writing agendas for meetings with clients)

  • Peer resource to account executives, assistant account executives, PR coordinators, apprentices and interns


The right candidate will have:

  • 4-5 years-experience in PR, marketing communications or media as well as have a college degree

  • Entrepreneurial-minded, deadline-oriented PR generalist

  • Strong work ethic, writing and oral communications skills

  • Strong media relations expertise

  • Experience in client services and driving client communication

  • Natural attention to detail, and ability to work on complicated and overlapping work streams from start to finish

  • Looking for a great place to take your career in public relations to the next level

  • Ability to work cross functionally and interpersonal skills

  • Have relationships with top tier publications who cover Fortune 100 executives; tech outlets, consumer outlets, payments-focused outlets; broadcast

  • Experience working with C-Suite executives and driving meaningful media opportunities

  • Experience mentoring junior team members

Major Bonus If You

  • Have worked on a wide range of assignments and client categories  —  including travel, financial services, lifestyle, consumer tech, B2B, marketing/advertising, etc.

  • Have experience managing social media presences for corporate executives —with an emphasis on LinkedIn

  • Have experience working with MuckRack

Compensation + Benefits

We value all of our employees and are happy to provide comprehensive benefits to help support them holistically in the best way we can. We offer all our employees:

    • Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision)
    • “Take-As-You-Need” Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
    • Fresh Thinking Fridays
    • Summer Fridays
    • Annual Technology Stipend
    • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Company Credit Card
    • Uber Business Account
    • New Business Referral Bonus
    • Employee Referral Bonus