Assistant Account Executive - Havas Formula

Communications & PR New York, New York


Position at Havas

Havas Formula PR, an award-winning national PR agency is looking for an Assistant Account Executive in our NY office to support our Publicity division.

You must have at least 1 year of Publicity House experience. The ideal candidate will have experience working on food, lifestyle, and/or beauty brands and must demonstrate they have current and relevant media relationships.

The AAE fosters media relationships to ensure client coverage and acts as creative contributor on accounts. Typically, the AAE will contribute to 6-8 accounts.  



Media | Influencer Relations

  • Consistently secures 15-20 unique placements a month, with 50% in top-tier media
  • Facilitates phone and in-person interviews with clients
  • Provides weekly social media/competitive intel report and creative ideas/pitch concepts
  • Monitors trend/industry news for client coverage and clips placements with client-facing email for account team review
  • Researches and builds influencer lists
  • Researches client speaking opportunities, industry awards, and competitor analysis


Account Management

  • May have direct contact with clients for media relations and day-to-day requests 
  • Contributes to brainstorms
  • Participates in relevant weekly conference calls and select client meetings
  • Manages client events and actively participates in the daily tasks involved i.e., tracking event workback plan, ROS/event materials, etc.
  • Contributes to sections of annual client recaps, plans and new business presentations 
  • Actively problem solves against account and team needs
  • Assists in development of weekly, quarterly and annual client reports for both press and influencer programs


Writing | Editing

  • Drafts press releases, creative pitches, event/launch strategy docs, and other client communications
  • Drafts client ready emails
  • May assist with editing client materials written by ACs and Interns 


Junior Staff | Mentoring

  • Assists Intern manager with reviewing daily tasks and mentoring opportunities for Interns and ACs


Education: Bachelor’s Degree (communications, liberal arts, business or marketing focus preferred)

Experience: 1 year of Publicity House experience. Experience working on food, lifestyle, and/or beauty brands.

Skills & Abilities Required: Strong writing (AP style), editing, listening and verbal communications skills. Resourceful and solutions focused. Capable of multitasking, prioritizing and organizing. Excellent attention to detail. Self-motivated and able to work well in a collaborative environment as well as individually. Effectively manages time, follows up, and is results driven. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and use|development of media databases.