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Assistant Account Executive, PR

Mullen Communications

Mullen Communications

Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

We are champions of positive dissatisfaction.
Dissatisfied with the way it’s always been,
with handcuffs and limits and rules,
with insights that aren’t insightful,
and with creative that doesn’t make you feel.
We believe dissatisfaction is the mother of reinvention.
That’s why our mascot is the octopus.
It’s the only organism on the planet that routinely edits its own genetic material
to adapt, innovate, and thrive.
It outsmarts the competition by constantly changing.
It reinvents, repeats, reinvents, repeats.
And so do we.
In a world where the most innovative brands grow faster than the competition,
we are, pound for pound, the most effective agency in the world. Eleven years running.
MullenLowe: Always Be a Challenger.

Position Overview

At MullenLowe, we feel that Public Relations is not about self-proclamation. It’s about talk value. It’s about earning an unfair share of attention. We take pride in our ability to think creatively, popping the brands that we represent into cultural conversations that matter most. As a two-time Global Creative PR Agency of the Year, we understand how to get people talking.

The Assistant Account Executive (AAE) is an entry-level position with a dual focus – supporting the Public Relations team with day-to-day administrative tasks while learning and supporting the planning, development and execution of public relations activities. The AAE is a student of agency process, working under the direction of an Account Supervisor or Account Director and other senior PR team members, learning as much as possible through each interaction and applying their learnings to subsequent assignments. The AAE is a creative, solutions-oriented, go-getter with excellent written and oral communication skills who juggles multiple projects. They are a steward of the news and culture, having a strong desire to develop their national media and influencer relation skills and thrive in a fast, team-based agency culture. They are driven, detail-oriented, curious, and hungry to do great work, collaborating with other offices and disciplines as needed.

This is a full-time non-exempt position based in [MullenLowe Office Location] and reports to the Account Director. This position does not manage direct reports.


  • Maintain appropriate client contact, often supporting multiple clients simultaneously
  • Attend, participate and manage note taking in client meetings
  • Prepare client status documents, call reports and action items
  • Maintain client status trackers, media reports, presentations, etc.
  • Monitor and share client industry news
  • Perform media relations activities including:
    • Media list development
    • Press material development and distribution
    • Develop and maintain press contacts
  • Support influencer and social media programming
  • Event support where appropriate
  • Ideate for client plans and programs
  • Participate in and help with new business presentations when called upon
  • Coordinate and process client billing


  • Experience:
    • Previous successful PR experience in a relevant creative industry (internship or coursework) or a strong desire to begin a career in PR
  • Soft Skills:
    • Strong storytelling and administrative skills to consistently deliver quality work to the team and clients
    • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
    • Ability to think creatively
    • Agile high performer who can adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong writing skills

The salary range for this position is $40-$50K. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience and qualifications.

The work is never perfect, so how could we ask that of our applicants? What we do seek out at MullenLowe are original thinkers with a thing for unconventional ideas that solve tomorrow’s big problems. Is that you? Check doubt at the door and apply for the roles that will excite and challenge you in new ways.

EEOC Statement:

At MullenLowe U.S., we believe openness is fundamental to creativity. We’re open to different approaches, perspectives, and ways of thinking that come from working with people from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and we don’t believe we can get to the best place creatively without them. We strongly encourage women; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals; LGBTQ+ individuals; people with disabilities; people of all ages and religion; members of ethnic minorities; foreign-born residents; and veterans to apply.

We do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Black At MullenLowe:

We signed a pledge with In For 13 to be the change we want to see in the advertising and production industry by elevating the representation, inclusion, and advancement of Black talent across our agency. We stand committed to this pledge and our goals to continually evolve into a workforce rich with diversity of thought, experiences, perspectives, and people.

You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: disabilityaccommodations@mullenlowe.com - please include your location in the subject line of your email (BOS, NY, LA, WNS)

MullenLowe is an EEO/AA M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
MullenLowe participates in E-Verify.