We’re Hiring: Senior Account Manager – Visual Arts


Blue Medium is Hiring: Senior Account Manager – Visual Arts

We are seeking an extremely well-organized and detail-oriented public relations professional with a minimum of 5 years of media relations experience directly related to museums, foundations and/or galleries.

The applicant must manage several clients at a time and have the ability to develop strategies and help problem solve. They must be media savvy, possess superior writing and verbal skills, and have a flair for social media content. Ability to lead and mentor is also essential. We value stability and long-term work relationships and seek candidates whose professional goals align naturally with our agency culture and our clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including company-paid health, dental and eye coverage, vacation and personal days, and bonuses subject to revenue and performance. Salary range for this position is $65-75K per annum, based on experience.

Foreign language skills are a plus, along with an understanding of diverse cultures.

Responsibilities include:
+ Supervising an Account Coordinator (AC) and providing mentorship
+ Creating and executing strategic communication plans/timelines
+ Acting as day-to-day contact for clients and media
+ Fielding media inquiries and arranging client interviews and/or meetings
+ Advising on and reviewing media target lists
+ Sustaining and building new media relationships
+ Sustaining and building new art world relationships
+ Media and art world database supervision
+ Actively pitching top lifestyle and art media outlets
+ Overseeing and editing communications materials including press releases, pitch emails, media alerts, fact sheets, image sheets, talking points, remarks, and presentations
+ Overseeing and planning special events, such as media previews and media trips
+ Reviewing agendas and media updates for weekly client calls and reports
+ Leading client calls
+ Advising on and implementing social media strategies for clients
+ Representing Blue Medium at client and art world events
+ The Senior Account Manager works closely with the Account Director and the President
+ Working from the NYC office at least 2x per week (hybrid) and attending client-related events

Required qualifications:
+ At least 5 years’ experience in art and/or culture public relations
+ Strong understanding of modern and contemporary art and the art world more broadly + Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in communications, journalism and/or art history
+ Excellent verbal and written communications skills
+ An energetic team player and self-starter
+ Ability to multitask and prioritize
+ Strong media relations skills
+ Evidence of established relationships with art, culture and lifestyle media
+ Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft, AirTable (or similar database software), and basic Adobe.
+ Proficiency in social media platforms, basic analytics and client-related content

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers (at) bluemedium (dot) com.

No phone calls please. Blue Medium is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexuality or age. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive, kind working environment for all employees.