Account Executive, Real Estate

Rubenstein
New York, NY

Rubenstein is seeking an Account Executive, Real Estate, to execute public relations strategies and handle direct client contact and day-to-day activities primarily for high profile residential and commercial real estate properties for local NYC, national and international clients.

A background in PR for real estate clientele is required. Experience in relevant PR areas, such as real estate tech applications, land use, architecture, economic development, mortgage finance, design, luxury/lifestyle, travel and/or business-to-business, will be helpful. This person will take on increasing levels of autonomy and accountability, and duties will include writing press releases and other communication materials; pitching stories to the media, cultivating media and client relationships; fielding media calls and monitoring press coverage; and executing press events. A working knowledge of digital media is a must.

Our clientele represents every facet of the real estate industry, from high-profile residential and commercial developers to brokers, owners, advisors and construction companies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 
  • Manage the media image, corporate reputation, and publicity needs of high profile real estate developers, luxury residential real estate properties, long-term owners, economic development groups and industry service providers
  • Maintain daily client interaction to update, report, and discuss account activity
  • Initiate creative process of formulating pitch ideas and story angles
  • Interact with media proactively and responsively to generate publicity opportunities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with influential members of the media
  • Manage daily workflow of multiple accounts while driving consistent media results
  • Develop, edit and review press releases, pitches, recaps, clipbooks and other media materials and internal documents
  • Provide client counsel and manage expectations concerning media opportunities
  • Develop and execute strategic media plans (i.e., business goals, key messaging, media opportunities, tactics, media relations)
  • Ensure that managers are kept fully informed regarding activities and client plans
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop broader strategic initiatives for clients

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

 
  • Proven track-record of media placements in relevant trades and top tier outlets
  • Must be well-organized and able to prioritize all daily activities with a keen eye for detail
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with a strong sense of urgency under tight and shifting time pressures
  • Be news savvy and up-to-date on current events; perceptive of what makes a topic timely and newsworthy
  • Capable of communicating effectively in written and oral presentations
  • Able to synthesize information into a concise format
  • Able to take verbal direction quickly and accurately
  • Exhibit initiative and the drive to succeed; creative and energetic personality
  • Knowledge and experience with different media-related digital platforms

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

 
  • Bachelors degree required - preferred focus in Communications, Journalism, English or related fields
  • 3 – 5 years of prior work experience preferred (i.e., public relations, journalism, marketing, or communications)
  • Direct publicity experience in the real estate sector is required
  • Experience in relevant PR areas, such as real estate tech applications, land use, architecture, economic development, mortgage finance, design, luxury/lifestyle, travel and/or business-to-business, is a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check. Rubenstein is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.