Senior Account Executive: Food and Beverage

  • Job Reference: 269655179-2
  • Date Posted: 24 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Hunter
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Hunter is looking for a Senior Account Executive to join the HUNTER Food and Beverage team. This position will help lead HUNTER's Food and Beverage. Experience within consumer product marketing or public relations. A bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field. Candidates must have an interest in planning and executing strategic campaigns on consumer market and media landscape. Job duties include program execution, media/influencer relations and event management.


Qualifications Required:

· B.A. in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or the like

· Three (3) to four (4) years' experience in a public relations agency or similar position

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)



Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Drive effective implementation of client PR programs
  • Manage people and projects to deliver high quality results on-time and on-budget
  • Anticipate issues
  • Delegate and assign work among team members
  • Make recommendations for ways to meet client needs
  • Serve as a representative of the client and agency on-site at client events
  • Assist account team leads with account financials: develop and manage budgets, fee estimates, out-of-pocket expenses, etc.
  • Regularly monitor to ensure execution is staying on-budget; regularly report budget status to account team lead and/or agency management
  • Provide analysis to clients of program results
  • Develop creative ideas and tactical elements for client programs
  • Serve as a client contact and maintain relationships with key client personnel
  • Accommodate and anticipate client needs; make recommendations to clients
  • Respond to requests for information from clients in a timely manner
  • Participate in client calls, meetings, presentations to the client and client brainstorms; attend client events
  • Recognize and seek opportunities to grow client accounts
  • Maintain relationships with key contacts at traditional and social media outlets; leverage those relationships to obtain desired media coverage on behalf of the agency and/or clients
  • Compile presentations for new business and business renewal proposals; participate in new business and/or business renewal pitches as determined by a supervisor
  • Participate in agency brainstorm sessions for client programs
  • Develop and foster relationships with suppliers
  • Actively participate in agency committees or departments as designated/asked
  • Demonstrate an interest in the long-range health of the agency
  • Represent the agency in professional associations

Ability to:

  • Understand the clients' business and relevant industry trends and use the information to develop strategic PR ideas
  • Manage multiple accounts and projects
  • Train and mentor junior and mid-level staff
  • Effectively delegate work among team members
  • Travel to client and event locations; meet with clients at their office locations/headquarters
  • Demonstrate strong writing, editing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Show integrity and good judgment when working with colleagues and clients
  • Deal constructively with client and personnel situations


At HUNTER, our employees are our most valuable asset. So, we're always on the hunt for the greatest talent to join our team. Hunter offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, commuter transit benefits (i.e. TransitCheks), a 401K retirement plan with company match, and paid time off (e.g. holidays, vacation, personal days, and summer Fridays). Employees also enjoy several "perks" such as Cupcakes & Cocktails, a continuing education stipend, and regular staff outings.


HUNTER is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London and partnerships that extend our reach globally. Beginning with research-driven insights, HUNTER executes strategic, integrated programs that build brand equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for consumer products and services. The 150-person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions including strategic planning, earned media relations, social and digital media, talent and influencer engagement, experiential marketing, multicultural outreach, and content creation and distribution across all platforms and channels to earn attention for some of the world's best known and most beloved brands. Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, HUNTER has grown into one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands across the Food + Beverage, Wine + Spirits, Health + Beauty, Home + Lifestyle, Retail + Ecommerce, Travel and Education sectors. Our motto is "we earn it," and at HUNTER we focus on doing so in three key areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. Our creative approach, client service-orientation and values-driven culture has led to one of the longest average staff tenures in the business and some of the most enduring client relationships including TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, our first client 32 years ago and still a client today.