Assistant Account Executive
Development Counsellors International - New York, NY

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DCI is currently seeking an Assistant Account Executive for our Economic Development Division with 1-2 years of PR, communications, marketing and/or economics experience. The candidate must have a “passion for places” with a strong interest in economic development, economic news and trends, and have exceptionally strong writing and communications skills. We are looking for a creative, high-achieving individual, who has an interest in national and international business, news, and their impacts on communities.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Support the PR & marketing campaigns of each community your team represents through research and brainstorming
  • Pitch national media and trade outlets on storylines crossing multiple industries
  • Contribute to client digital and social media marketing efforts
  • Report on and track the progress of PR & marketing campaigns
  • If not already knowledgeable about the industry, quickly learn about the field of economic development
  • MUST be an extremely strong writer and communicator
  • Impeccable organization and eagerness to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Confidence and previous experience pitching media
  • Experience in use of social media platforms in a professional setting
  • A strong interest in places and business marketing
  • A degree in public relations, English, Economics, International/American Studies, marketing or journalism is strongly preferred
  • A goal-oriented, “can do” attitude and creative problem-solving abilities
  • A self-starter who is independently-motivated and has the discipline to meet deadlines
  • Must have prior PR agency or newsroom experience or have worked with a chamber of commerce or economic development organization in a marketing capacity
DCI Offers
  • Competitive salary, with goal-oriented incentive program
  • Unique “open book” management system with performance-based incentive program
  • Flexible start times and summer hours program
  • Health/dental coverage and 401-K plan
  • Positive work environment that values both teamwork and individual growth
  • Strong opportunities for professional advancement
To Apply:

Send a cover le
  • ver explaining your “passion for places” and specific reason for interest in the position, and resume to Susannah Callahan at with “AAE Position” in the subject line.