Magnum PR is hiring! We’re looking for two experienced senior Account Directors: one to oversee restaurants, hospitality & travel accounts, and one to lead our wine & spirits accounts. An extensive knowledge of restaurants, food & beverage, and a deep roster of relevant media contacts are required.

If this sounds like you, email us your resume and an overview of your background, 5-10 examples of great stories you recently pitched and landed, and the 5 editors that consistently respond to your emails, texts, or event invitations. You can reach us at info@magnumpr.co.

Account Director (Restaurants, Hospitality & Travel)

Account Director (Wine, Spirits & Beer)

Magnum PR seeks two Account Directors, to oversee our classic Restaurant, Hospitality & Travel business, and to lead and further develop our Wine, Spirits & Beer vertical. The ideal candidate will have an extensive knowledge of national and local trends in restaurants, food, beverage, and travel. Candidates who have extensive experience pitching and landing stories and a deep bench of contacts across the national food and beverage media (print, web, and broadcast alike).

Account Directors serve as liaison and primary point of contact between the client and the account teams. The ideal candidate is responsible for driving campaigns from inception to execution of overall strategy and ensuring the client voice and message is carried across all platforms. The Account Director leverages his or her industry/category knowledge and best practices to foster team performance, deliver results, and foresee potential issues and solutions. A balance of drive and a meticulous eye for detail makes him or her a valued member of the Magnum PR family. He or she should be a self-motivated professional with 5+ years of experience in successfully managing teams and leading accounts. He or she should be a versatile, nimble problem-solver who cultivates team member relationships with the same careful attention as relationships with media and industry influencers. He or she should possess expertise in media relations, account management and client servicing, development of strategy and team execution, and be knowledgeable about our practice areas and industries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and participate in the development of PR strategies, pitches, and client creative material

  • Adept at creating and tailoring PR plans and pitches

  • Build partnerships and relationships with top-tier media contacts, influencers, and industry leaders on a local, regional, and national level

  • Guide account team to deliver integrated solutions from strategy to execution

  • Build, nurture, and maintain relationships with key media contacts and influencers on local, regional, and national levels

  • Cultivate new business opportunities and prospective new clients

  • Anticipate potential issues or challenges and exercise strong judgment in critical client situations

  • Evaluate and analyze situations for the clients; present thoughtful and innovative solutions

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills

  • In-depth understanding of all aspects of PR, from strategy and development to execution

  • Collaborate with our Digital Media team and other account teams to develop and deliver social media and marketing client success

  • Social media savvy with an understanding of emerging platforms and technology

  • Oversee and assist with the creation and execution of client social media campaigns and strategies

  • Ensure overall quality of work by managing client deliverables, expectations, goals, and timelines

  • Inspire, motivate, and mentor team members while working closely with the Executive Team to foster company culture

  • Passionate about mentoring, as well as fostering, learning, and sharing among team members

  • Experienced at driving goals and holding team members accountable

  • Extensive knowledge of current trends and industries (food, travel, hospitality, lifestyle, etc.), as well as digital and new media

  • Self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable to changing situations

If this sounds like you, email us your resume and an overview of your background, 5-10 examples of great stories you recently pitched and landed, and the 5 editors that consistently respond to your emails, texts, or event invitations. You can reach us at info@magnumpr.co.