Overview

The TASC Group – Who We Are

The TASC Group was built on a foundation of progressive values and a passion for public service, which is reflected in the work that we do for our client partners every single day. Our mission is to make a meaningful and significant difference for advocacy organizations, nonprofits and socially driven businesses that are committed to building stronger communities and making the world a better place.

At The TASC Group, our team has won dozens of public relations and communications industry awards for our social advocacy work. The New York Observer ranked our firm in their “PR Power 50 List”, as one of the top 50 most influential public relations firms in the country. In 2022, Crain’s New York Business selected TASC as one if it’s “Notable Leaders in Advertising, Marketing and PR.” Since 2014, we’ve been privileged to win 23 Big Apple Awards from the Public Relations Society of America’s New York Chapter, 11 PRNews Nonprofit Awards, 7 Ragan's PR Daily Awards and Corporate Social Responsibility Awards and a Shorty Social Good Award. Our teams have won several prestigious individual awards, including the 2021 PR News “Best Women in Communications Award”, the 2021 PR News “Rising Star Award”, the 2019 and 2021 PRSA-NY “Top 15 Publicists Under the Age of 35,” the 2019 Ragan PR Daily’s "Top Women in Communications Award" in the category of mentorship and a “Rising Star Award” from the New York Observer.

Some of the causes, cases and campaigns we work on include launching United Way's COVID-19 Community Fund, a national Black clergy led COVID-19 vaccination awareness program, a campaign representing families who are fighting against major companies like Johnson & Johnson that made cancer causing products, a national mental health coalition launched by Kenneth Cole, meditation training for veterans who suffer from PTSD and at-risk populations, oceans exploration and research, theater arts education, a Tony Award winning Broadway producer, an NGO girls empowerment program, economic development programs in urban communities, orthopedic sports medicine, transgender human rights, opioid addiction outpatient centers, racial justice advocacy and criminal justice reform, all-boys urban public education, gender equality in the life sciences, etc.

The Position – Account Executive  

The Senior Account Executive (SAE) plays a lead role on client accounts, overseeing the AE who manages the day-to-day client activities, projects and teams at a tactical level and plays a leading role on the development and creation of the client strategy with support from other team members. The SAE has a strong understanding of media relations and strong success rate of placing stories. They possess strong written and verbal communication and time management skills. They also have the ability to manage multiple projects at a strategic and tactical level. As they grow into a management role on accounts, SAEs will inspire and cultivate junior team members and peers. A successful SAE will ensure client satisfaction and maintain efficiency and productivity on client accounts. They will work with minimal guidance on strategic and tactical activities and will be supervised and supported by account directors and account supervisors as well as the senior management on client strategy and client issues.

Core Responsibilities/Duties

Management
  • Manages 4-7 accounts and their respective teams and acts as a key member on large accounts 
  • Effectively manages account team members, including proper delegation of work
  • Provides guidance to and is a mentor for AE, junior staff and interns
  • Briefs the account supervisor and management team on the progress being made on client work and proactively raises any red flags that might occur
  • Provides guidance to and mentors for junior staff and interns
  • Manages multiple projects by anticipating challenges and ensuring adherence to deadlines

Media Relations
  • Oversees media relations including creating and executing outreach plans, message development, management of events, media training of spokespersons and growth of contact network
  • Helps team demonstrate creative thinking when developing pitches for clients and keen understanding of the media landscape
  • Manages to team to ensure that they secure consistent and quality placements on a regular basis in top-tier print publications, in online news sources and on broadcast media 
  • Establishes strong relationships with media relevant to your client to generate awareness of client’s products, services, thought leadership or activities
  • Oversees the development of effective press materials such as pitches, press releases, op-ed articles, or case studies media kits

Strategy
  • Creates and directs the development and implementation of a public relations and communications strategic plans that meet client objectives 

Client Relations
  • Serve as a periodic client liaison, establish successful, productive relationships with client contacts and is available when client needs answers to tough questions
  • Ensures the highest quality of client services support, including the attendance of client meetings, meeting work product deadlines and troubleshooting client issues 
  • Makes sure that the AE and team develop weekly agendas, call recaps and media reports for client accounts on consistent basis

General Expectations:
  • Communicate effectively (written and verbal)
  • Work as a self-starter
  • Offer ideas and take initiative
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Be organized and efficient
  • Prioritize tasks and manage time in a consistent manner
  • Maintain a positive attitude and have a sense of humor
  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers
  • Work well on a small team
  • Display passion for social justice and advocacy causes


Basic Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 5+ years’ experience in public relations, communications and/or a related field (nonprofits, advocacy/mission-driven organizations, political campaigning, PR agencies, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with Cision, Meltwater, Critical Mention and additional PR management tools
  • Tactical and strategic understanding of social media and social networking tools (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc.)

Overall Compensation 

Compensation: $75,000 - $85,000  

Company Perks

Generous performance bonuses, spot bonuses, excellent vacation package, professional development stipend, wellness stipend, company paid for, high-quality, health insurance plan, dental and vision, Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 401(k) with employer matching funds, PTO program, summer Fridays, WFH days per quarter, bi-annual team retreats, cell phone reimbursement, commuter pre-tax benefit, frequent company paid for team lunches, TASC university sessions and best practices coaching, strong work-life balance is encouraged and a positive, supportive culture is at the heart of our firm.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are critical values and pillars at our firm. Diverse teams and individuals will strengthen our culture, empower our employees and improve our performance on behalf of our clients. TASC is proud to sponsor a $10,000 Diversity Scholarship and Paid Internship Program at City College of New York’s Public Relations and Communications School.

Equal Opportunity Employer

TASC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, identity, and expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information, please email jobs@thetascgroup.com or visit www.thetascgroup.com
 
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