PR Account Director


Sharp Think is seeking an Account Director to join our fast-growing Home & Design team. The Account Director will own a collection of key PR accounts with a focus on reaching both designer and luxury consumer markets. The ideal candidate will lead by example, demonstrate keen leadership skills and a mastery of the PR industry.


  • Act as primary contact to clients, continually fostering client-agency relationships to build trust and become a valuable resource and counselor to clients.
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities of daily workflow of multiple accounts while driving consistent results.
  • Provide strategic guidance to clients and team members on an ongoing basis.
  • Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials particularly presentations, strategic program plans and media strategies.
  • Communicate account status to senior agency management regularly.
  • Troubleshoot media, team, or strategy problems as they arise; seek senior agency management input when appropriate.
  • Present with authority around account strategy; effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with influential members of the media in order to ensure placements.
  • Participate in the development of materials for new business opportunities including timelines, proposals, business decks and case studies; assist in generating new business leads.
  • Participate and/or lead brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients.
  • Contribute to business growth through introducing clients to new capabilities, building network of industry contacts and participating in relevant professional organizations.  
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals.  
  • Manage client expectations and assist clients in maximizing their relationship with Sharp.


  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field
  • At least 8+ years of PR agency, in-house or media/editorial experience 
  • Proven leadership skills and a track record of developing and mentoring staff
  • A demonstrated history of building strong relationships with clients
  • A demonstrated history of creative storytelling, securing coverage in print, broadcast and online media outlets
  • Experience developing innovative, cohesive, integrated campaigns
  • Experience working on inter-agency teams
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills

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