Senior Account Executive

New York (remote eligible)

 

Torch Communications is a specialized public relations agency serving advanced technology and healthcare companies. Our clients are diverse, including cutting-edge startups, growth-stage organizations, and long-standing industry leaders. But they all share one common element: the drive to make the world a better place through true scientific and technological innovation.

 

Our team has deep experience at some of the world’s top public relations agencies, bringing that expertise to a more flexible, client-friendly, “high-touch” boutique service model. Founders are directly involved with client management, helping all levels of the team rapidly advance their skills. And our entire team – from interns to the senior partners – weighs in on new client areas to explore, and new capabilities to enhance our service.

 

Client mix: This role will be focused on our biotech, healthcare, and health IT portfolio.

 

Each day will be different, but as a Senior Account Executive at Torch, you will:

  • Be directly responsible for maintaining client accounts and successfully executing on critical projects – in a collaborative environment where dissenting viewpoints are welcome and nothing’s done that way “just because it’s always been.”

  • Research, write, and edit a wide range of communications materials, including: customized outreach lists, intelligence briefings, press releases and press kit materials, and individualized media pitches.

  • Maintain workflows and execute on key projects, such as media pitching, event planning, and messaging development.

  • Assist with communications strategy and development of creative programs to help our clients reach their primary audiences.

  • Identify and cultivate new fields to explore and new capabilities to enhance our service.

  • Develop personal expertise in areas of science and technology relevant to our clients, and spread that fluency within the PR team.

  • Assist junior staff with their professional development.

 

If you like what we’re saying, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a role that requires significant writing, persuasive communications, strategy development, and management of complex projects – PR agency experience is highly preferred

  • Exceptional communications skills

  • Flexibility to wear multiple hats and manage projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts from a mainstream perspective, with strong critical thinking skills that enable those concepts to be discussed in creative, fresh ways

  • Knowledge of digital services and proficiency in social media platforms

  • A sense of adventure as we look to grow and expand our reach

 

Brownie points for:

  • Passion for and/or exposure to startup culture and healthcare/biomedical innovation

  • Experience designing and implementing social media campaigns, including experience with analytics

  • Knowledge of graphic design, integrated communications, and/or brand marketing

 

Torch participates in the Federal E-Verify program to confirm employment eligibility. We are an Equal-Opportunity Employer with teams in Boston, New York and San Francisco.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to eastcoastjobs@torchcommunications.com.