Showing posts from September, 2008

Agency AVP - healthcare, NYC

One of the top PR and IR agencies in NYC is looking for a creative, dynamic, self-motivated public relations specialist to help establish a medical marketing practice at the agency, augmenting current services offered to healthcare clients and broadening the agency client base. The ideal candidate would have specific product PR, public policy and advocacy experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical technology industries.
Along with developing product and issues focused PR programs, this person will help to cross sell the medical marketing services to existing clients and assist management in attracting new clients.
This position requires at least five years of agency experience in the healthcare field, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage relationships with senior management.
The right person is creative, self motivated, thrives in a fast paced environment and if there’s some scientific background, it would be a big plus.

Account Executive - PR Agency in NYC

A great job opened up for a smart and talented Account Executive with one of the country's best agencies to work for.
The clients are mainly in the financial and professional services arena, some health and some digital media. Experience at another firm, working in those areas is required.
This firm offers a terrific environment for younger professionals to learn and grow. A lot of attention goes into creating an atmosphere where they can really develop and use their creativity and also establish very strong basic skills. It's a friendly environment too, and the clients are blue chip companies.
The job won't be open long, so if you have about two or three years of experience at an agency, working on similar accounts, and you're thinking about a move, or if you know someone who this would be right for, get in touch right away!

Vice President - top agency in NYC

This dynamic boutique PR agency is consistently ranked as one of the top independent U.S. financial IR/PR agencies in New York. The firm has a diverse client base, with a focus on serving the communications needs of financial, healthcare and technology companies internationally. Services include investor relations, public relations, management counsel, corporate positioning, pre-IPO communications programs, and media relations.
The Agency’s approach allows them to be a true value-added partner, providing a tremendous amount of insight on the issues clients face in the respective markets they operate in.

We are looking for a dynamic Vice Presidene, with excellent client relationship skills, and a strong understanding of media relations. The best person for this job would be someone who likes to take risks, is creative, upbeat, and likes to travel. This person will have direct account responsibility for existing accounts, and will also work as part of a team to develop new areas of bu…

Why do some employees comb the want ads and others never do?

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PR Careers - Life After 40?

After recruiting for about 15 years, I got REALLY good at it. Now that I'm in for over twenty years -- I'm even better. I understand so much more, I don't waste time, and have lots of good contacts that help me when I'm stuck. I think PR pros get better with time, too.

Then why don't more job ads ask for a minimum of 15 years experience?
In fact, the number of years hiring companies are asking for gets less and less. Currently, Timer Warner is looking for an Executive Director of IR with 7 to 10 years; Blockbuster, a Director with 7 years; My Space, a Director with 5 to 8 years experience. Good speechwriters mellow like a fine wine. But Pfizer is looking for a speechwriter with 5 years.

I get more resumes from solid professionals with over 20 years experience than any other group. Maybe these companies think that 40 is over the PR hill?

Why do some companies do a good job of hanging onto their employees?

Some companies hang on to their employees for years. What are they doing right? Or is it something else...?
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