Senior Account Executive

Michael Caravaglia


Who We Are:
Berns Communications Group (BCG) is widely known for building corporate and executive leadership profiles through strategic communications and our network of retail advisory platforms. We have a strong track record of executing communications strategies that drive awareness, education and industry leadership for our clients, fostering retail partnerships and elevating women-led initiatives.

Headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, we are an award-winning, woman-founded and -led company that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We demonstrate our values through highly competitive pay, fantastic benefits and a collegial, cooperative team culture.

Job Description:
We are looking for an experienced Senior Account Executive to join our passionate team of strategists and storytellers. In this role, you will help develop, oversee and execute communications and media strategies that directly support our clients’ goals. You will interact regularly with our clients and the media, oversee junior staff and support the senior executive team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as a primary contact for clients, providing strategic guidance and fostering positive, productive client-agency relationships
  • Develop and maintain media lists
  • Drive significant media relations efforts, including developing key messages and narratives, pitching stories to media and growing and maintaining media relationships
  • Manage day-to-day account responsibilities, including coordinating projects and meetings
  • Write and edit press releases, Q&As, PR strategies, briefing documents and other communications
  • Assisting with firm and client events
  • Research media and partnership opportunities and conduct competitive analyses
  • Analyze simple survey data sets to identify potential story angles
  • Direct, develop and motivate junior staff
  • Support and assist the senior executive team
  • Assist with planning and executing in-person and virtual events


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or a related field
  • Minimum of 3–5 years’ experience in public relations (agency or in-house) or in-house communications, with an emphasis on retail, fashion or technology
  • Strong network of media relationships
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Experience with BusinessWire, Cision, Meltwater and/or Critical Mention

This role may be right for you if you are:

  • Someone who loves being on the front lines of retail, technology, fashion and fintech
  • A detail-oriented pitching expert with superior communications skills
  • A people person who has established relationships with the media
  • Passionate about using your public relations skills, including writing, researching and networking
  • Comfortable working with tight deadlines
  • An astute listener with a curious mind who can quickly learn about new topics and translate them into compelling stories
  • Obsessed with client service
  • An exceptional project manager with the ability to structure and manage multiple tasks for multiple clients at the same time
  • Excited to work with a group of smart, hardworking go-getters

Benefits and Perks:

  • Loft-style midtown Manhattan office
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage and 401(k)
  • Generous PTO policy