Forefront Communications

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SENIOR Account Executive

We’re looking for candidates with 2-4 years of experience to join our PR team. Candidates should have a solid PR background, a willingness to work at “agency pace” and ideally a desire to learn about Forefront’s other two practice areas (content and digital) and the basics of account management. Familiarity with (or at least a desire to learn) about the capital markets and/or fintech is a big plus, as is proficiency with the primary tools we use (Microsoft Office, Meltwater, HubSpot, WordPress and the Adobe Creative Suite). The other big requirement is that you be willing to work unselfishly with our small-but-mighty, tight-knit team.

This is a full-time position that includes a full benefits package and a great work environment that balances the flexibility and productivity of remote work with the cohesiveness and collaboration that comes from being together as a team (we ask everyone to come in on Wednesdays and Thursdays). Compensation for this role includes a base salary of $80-100k (depending on experience), participation in Forefront’s profit-sharing program and opportunity for additional incentive compensation.

Located in NYC’s Flatiron District, Forefront is a specialized marketing and PR firm that services the most influential companies in the capital markets and institutional fintech. We apply deep sector knowledge, decades of in-house experience and extensive industry connections in developing highly strategic, bespoke programs that help clients grow, regardless of their lifecycle stage.

Forefront is a five-time Bulldog PR Award winner, most recently for Most Innovative Agency (Silver) and Best B2B Agency (Bronze).  Forefront was named a 2021 Top Boutique PR Agency by Insider, and was one of six agencies named to Observer’s prestigious Financial PR Honor Roll, spotlighting the most influential firms serving the financial services industry. The New York-based publication noted that “the agency punches way above its weight,” helping it build an impressive roster of clients. Forefront campaigns have also been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and PRNEWS’ Platinum PR Awards.

DETAILS

  • Understand the firm’s full roster of clients and how they each fit into the capital markets ecosystem
  • Lead the media relations activities for multiple fintech/crypto/capital markets clients
  • Develop strong relationships with the media who influence your clients’ stakeholders, and understand what makes for a compelling story for each
  • Write and edit press releases, email pitches, social media posts and potentially other types of corporate communications
  • Potentially manage the administrative components of certain accounts, such as drafting meeting agendas/action items, creating briefing documents, maintaining media lists, managing activity trackers and reporting documents, etc.
  • Assist in business development and firm marketing activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, along with the ability to grasp and translate difficult concepts (typically related to the financial markets)
  • Strong media relations skills
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done in a quick and efficient way
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize and manage competing priorities
  • Team player mindset and willingness to work collaboratively alongside peers
  • Willingness to think critically about why we do what we do and how we might do it better
  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Willingness to be entrepreneurial and use our firm’s small size to your advantage
  • Social media savvy
  • Understanding of how PR fits into a holistic marketing strategy
  • Excellent references (especially among media members)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance with 100% of the employee premium paid by Forefront
  • 401(k) plan with 4% employer match
  • Generous PTO with 11 paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible work (up to 3 days/week WFH)
  • ClassPass and Citi Bike membership
  • Commuter benefits
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Weekly “company lunch” and fully stocked office pantry

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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