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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:34 PM

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Company Name: Michelle Lehmann Communications

Requirements

6+ years

Job Details

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, MICHELLE LEHMANN COMMUNICATIONS


Job Description


MLC is searching for a PR superstar to join our growing team and to work with an outstanding collection of restaurants, food and lifestyle clients. Account Director candidates should have 6-7+ years of experience in the food/media, or related space. The ideal candidate has existing relationships, a smart eye for story angles, is a strong writer, passionate about food and lifestyle brands, and is incredibly smart, creative and dynamic. Candidate must be able to lead accounts, provide/drive strategic goals for their clients, lead client interaction, and generate media results on a consistent basis. Experience in marketing, collaborations, partnerships and social media is a plus.

About MLC

Based in New York City, MLC is a boutique PR and marketing firm with a focus on food, wine, travel, health/wellness, and other lifestyle brands. MLC's services include communications strategy, publicity, social media, branding, online marketing, promotions, marketing collateral, events, partnerships, and more. We are passionate about what we do, and take great care in doing the highest quality work for our clients and for the past three years, MLC has been included in The Observer's Power PR List. Our current clients include Dan Kluger's Loring Place, the LA-based and Danny Meyer backed "fine casual" restaurant group Tender Greens, apron-makers Hedley & Bennett, the soon-to-open restaurant Celestine from the Rucola + Grand Army Bar team, Joe Campanale, il Buco and il Buco Alimentari, Mouth, Bubby's, Miss Lily's and Rockhouse Hotel, Edible Schoolyard NYC and more.

Our team, which has extensive experience working in-house at some of NYC's most respected restaurant groups, has close relationships with the media and a great understanding for how the media works, as well as a keen ability for how to tell stories. MLC was founded in 2011 by Michelle Lehmann, who was formerly the Director of PR and Marketing of Danny Meyer's restaurant group, Union Square Hospitality Group, and, before that, the PR Director for Zagat. We have the opportunity to work with some of the country's most talented chefs and entrepreneurs, and dine out at the city's top restaurants.


Responsibilities:

-Bring a creative and strategic approach to brands/projects, and be able to execute PR campaigns, partnerships and events

-Write thoughtfully and beautifully about brands, developing key messages, bios, press releases and more

-Prepare individuals for interviews and media-facing opportunities

-Lead pitching efforts and develop story ideas to achieve maximum editorial placement

-Day-to-day lead on communication with all clients, building rapport and credibility with the client, based on trust and expert counsel

-Ensure client satisfaction with the agency, services and staff

-Excellent team skills, working alongside junior and senior members of the agency

-Manage, coach and motivate junior members of the team to ensure day to day operations run smoothly and PR results are delivered

-Efficient, organized with excellent time management skills and adherence to deadlines

-Leverage traditional, digital and social media, as well as, emerging technologies to develop strategic PR solutions for our client

-Established, strong industry contacts wit press, both online and in print, and with key bloggers


Requirements:

-6 + years of communications experience

-Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

-Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines at once; exceptional time management skills

-Ability to work well independently in a fast-paced environment

-Strong working knowledge of social media platforms and print & online publications

-Invested interest and knowledge of chefs, restaurants, brands, and hospitality world in general

• Location: Manhattan, New York, NY

• Post ID: 135961407 manhattan
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