Careers

An award-winning PR firm, 5W is one of the 10 largest independent agencies in the country. Our practice teams work on an array of accounts, from large corporations and entrepreneurs to consumer brands, hotels, attorneys, public affairs and more.

Whether launching the next big idea in tech, managing time-sensitive crisis communications, or building integrated lifestyle campaigns that engage with consumers, bloggers, and experts, there's always something exciting going on at 5W. Employees receive hands-on experience and an opportunity to grow, learn, and succeed. 5W only partners with people who are ambitious and intent on succeeding.

Top Public Relations executives lead our talented firm of 200+ people. Team members include people from all walks of life: former Wall Street bankers, registered dietitians, beauty bloggers, Ironman contestants, political consultants, and others.

Whether you are an experienced PR professional or just starting out in the industry, we are always on the lookout for superstars looking for great public relations and social media jobs to join 5W. If you are sharp, resourceful, hardworking, creative and are looking for a career where you can develop skills and thrive, we want to meet you.

We are seeking an eager Account Coordinator to join 5W's growing team. The ideal individual will be passionate about PR, have had experience in an agency setting via internships, has strong writing skills, and superior time management. This is an exciting opportunity to start your career in Public Relations which promises to develop personal skills in an environment where drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to exceed expectations is a winning recipe for success.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Assist the team and all supervising account members in the development and maintenance of media lists.
  • Strong phone and pitch work, including creation of press releases.
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to client requests and communication.
  • Prepare and implement PR program components for clients, including media contacts, special event coordination, writing and/or distribution of press releases, program writing and research, etc.
  • Assist in development of all necessary materials for client presentations.
  • Maintain and update account files and clip books.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in all written and verbal reports.
  • Misc. duties and projects as required.
Here's what you have:
  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field.
  • At least 1 year of Public Relations experience/and or 2+ internships.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Creative and energetic personality.

We are seeking a dynamic Assistant Account Executive to join 5W's growing team. The ideal individual will have worked with clients within an agency setting, is an expert at pitching, and possesses superior account and time management skills. This is an exciting opportunity that promises to offer challenges and professional development in an environment where drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to exceed expectations is a winning recipe for success.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Assist the group and all supervising account members in development and maintenance of media lists.
  • Create and distribute press releases to targeted media outlets.
  • Build relationships with influential members of media and proactively pitch targeted outlets, including broadcast, print and new media.
  • Write and edit media materials, including media alerts, fact sheets, bios, and case studies.
  • Daily client communication to update, report on and discuss media relations.
  • Responsible for daily account management activities, such as agendas, recaps, activity reports, media monitoring and coordination of all necessary materials for client accounts.
  • Attend and facilitate media interviews; network with reporters and editors.
  • Coordinate various event planning and media outreach events.
  • Assist in the research, writing and development of new business proposals and presentations.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to develop and implement successful PR campaigns.
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to client requests or needs.
  • Misc. research, duties and projects as required.
Here's what you have:
  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field.
  • At least 1-2 years of PR agency experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Creative and energetic personality.

5W Public Relations is seeking an Account Executive to join our growing team. The ideal individual will have worked with clients within an agency setting, is an expert at pitching, and possesses superior account and time management skills.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Manage team workflow and take ownership of account work while driving consistent media results.
  • Create and develop media materials – press kits, press releases, media alerts, fact sheets, bios, case studies, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with prominent members of the media in order to ensure placements.
  • Develop strategic communication plans, including media opportunities, tactics, and timelines consistent with the overall PR strategy.
  • Execute and advise on PR strategies and collaboratively develop strategic media plans.
  • Create and develop pro-active pitch ideas for clients based on industry, current trends and various announcements.
  • Monitor media and seek out speaking opportunities for clients as "experts in their field".
  • Daily client interaction to update, report on and discuss strategy and results.
  • Assist in the research, writing and development of new business proposals and presentations.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to junior-level staff.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients.
Here's what you have:
  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field.
  • 2-3 years of PR agency experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong leadership and motivation skills.
  • Proven client relations and supervisory skills.
  • Creative and energetic personality.

5W is seeking an Account Supervisor to join our growing team. The ideal individual will have worked within an agency setting, is an expert at pitching, and possesses superior account and time management skills. This is an exciting opportunity that promises to offer challenges and professional development in an environment where drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to exceed expectations is a winning recipe for success.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Manage daily workflow of multiple while driving consistent media results.
  • Develop, review and approve agendas, press releases, pitches, recaps and other materials; approve activity reports, clipbooks and other internal documents.
  • Manage team workflow and take ownership of account work while driving consistent media results.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with influential members of the media and industry in order to ensure placements and exciting results for our clients.
  • Execute and advise on PR strategies and collaboratively develop strategic media plans.
  • Create and develop pro-active pitch ideas for clients based on their industry, current trends and various announcements.
  • Monitor media and seek out speaking opportunities for clients as "experts in their field".
  • Daily client interaction to update, report on and discuss media relations.
  • Participate in the development of materials for new business opportunities including timelines, proposals, business decks and case studies; assist in generating new business leads.
  • Provide strong guidance and leadership to junior-level staff.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients.
Here's what you have:
  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field.
  • At least 4 years of full-time PR agency experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Creative and energetic personality!.

We are seeking a dynamic Account Director to join 5W's growing team. The ideal individual will have worked with clients within an agency setting, is an expert at pitching, and possesses superior account and time management skills. This is an exciting opportunity that promises to offer challenges and professional development in an environment where drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to exceed expectations is a winning recipe for success.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Act as primary contact to clients, continually fostering client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource and counselor to clients.
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities of daily workflow accounts while driving consistent media results.
  • Communicate account status to agency management regularly.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials particularly presentations, program plans and media strategies.
  • Provide strategic guidance to clients and team members on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients' needs.
  • Troubleshoot media, team, or strategy problems as they arise; seek senior management input when appropriate.
  • Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback.
  • Strive to develop the best communication and presentation skills possible to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others.
  • Conduct and lead monthly conference calls and meetings with clients.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with influential members of the media in order to ensure placements.
  • Conduct media training sessions with clients and junior staff.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to team members on effective pitching, team issues, account workflow and general account issues.
  • 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 in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients.
  • Misc. research, duties and projects as required.
Here's what you have:
  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field.
  • At least 5 years of PR agency experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership and motivation skills.
  • Proven client relations and supervisory skills.
  • Creative and energetic personality.

We are seeking an Associate Vice President to join 5W's growing team. The ideal individual will have worked with clients within an agency setting, is an expert at pitching, and possesses superior account and time management skills. This is an exciting opportunity that promises to offer challenges and professional development in an environment where drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to exceed expectations is a winning recipe for success.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Serve as senior contact for clients, continually fostering client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource and counselor to clients.
  • Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address client needs.
  • Troubleshoot clients' problems as they arise; seek senior management input when appropriate.
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities of daily workflow of multiple accounts while driving consistent media results.
  • Direct and supervise work responsibilities of staff.
  • Take a leadership role in new business proposal development and presentations; work with account teams to build incremental business.
  • Help account team(s) work effectively and in the best interests of client(s); maximize agency's network of resources to enhance client services.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including client media materials, byline articles, client correspondence and reports.
  • Manage account financials including budget allocation and control ensuring team billability and account profitability.
  • Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback.
  • Exhibit strong communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others.
  • Participate in external company promotion through articles, speeches, presentations, professional memberships, etc.
  • Begin to build a leadership role in outside organizations to increase 5W's visibility in marketplace and create new business opportunities.
Here's what you have:
  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations or related field.
  • 6+ years of PR agency experience.

We are seeking a Vice President to join 5W's growing team. The VP will provide senior level, strategic media counsel to clients and leadership and will participate in agency and operational management, including the growth of new business and managing the talent within their teams. This position is responsible for leading and managing a large range of clients, as well as maintaining client satisfaction and propelling business growth.

Here's what you'll be doing:
  • Lead the relationship with senior level clients and act as the recognized source of expertise and counsel in key client relationships, understanding all aspects of the business and future offerings.
  • Provide leadership to grow the agency's visibility and reputation through development of new business initiatives.
  • Demonstrate ownership of accounts and develop results-oriented, creative and innovative strategic plans.
  • Provide top-tier strategic counsel, and maintain responsibility for setting a standard of excellent and consistent quality work.
  • Assist and problem solve with account team members on day-to-day issues.
  • Ensure high standard of client service and provide outstanding strategic and analytical counsel to clients and account team members on day-to-day issues.
  • Introduce clients to new capabilities, build network of industry contacts and participate in relevant professional organizations that will contribute to business growth.
  • Drive quality and effectiveness of existing business and consistently and organically sell new business ideas and develop ideas to expand programs, resulting in superior client product and increase in agency revenues.
  • Coach, mentor and motivate junior staff.
Here's what you have:
  • 6+ years of media experience, must have agency experience.
  • Strong writer of client programs and strategic documents.
  • Ability to maintain and expand successful relationships with existing clients.
  • Experience motivating and growing a team.
  • Proven ability to deliver exceptional communications programs and delivering on set targets.
  • Strong communication, leadership skills and the ability to multi-task.

5W has an energy that is palpable. It's innovative, it's creative; it's a place where you're involved and making things happen. Smart, resourceful, great people. That is 5WPR.

Angela Sposato, Senior Vice President,
Human Resources

CULTURE

At 5W, employees get the best of both worlds. Our company encourages an entrepreneurial culture, with an emphasis on teamwork and the greater good. We provide a work environment conducive of boosting an individual's ability to learn, grow and be his or her best. We also strive to give back to the community and enhance our employees' lives in a variety of areas.

At 5W, we participate in a variety of charities and causes as a company. Here are just a few of the initiatives spearheaded by our employees to engage with and support our community:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive
  • Making Strides - Breast Cancer awareness
  • Care More
  • Food Bank For NYC
  • The Movember Foundation
  • Operation Backpack

If you're passionate about giving back to the community, 5W will match all employee contributions and money raised.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • STD & LTD
  • Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Paid Time off
  • Maternity Leave
  • 401k
  • Financial planning
  • Transit benefits
  • On-site health screenings & flu shots

For starters, we keep summer hours, closing early every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, so employees can get a jumpstart on their weekend. 5W's annual Summer Party has the entire team hitting a local hot spot for conversing with colleagues, hanging out and, dare we say, dancing the night away. Summer at 5W also stirs up our annual Cocktail Competition, where 5W teams get together to create a stellar cocktail. After all, we've got to keep those creative juices flowing all year-round.

Every month we offer "Broke Day Breakfast," where you can nosh on bagels and various spreads, and "Broke Day Lunch," in which employees sink their teeth into Chinese or Mexican foods or any number of multiple dining options we have within a two-block radius of our Park Avenue office.

  • Supervisory Skills
  • How to Negotiate
  • Leadership
  • Media Writing
  • How to Pitch
  • Networking
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • Managing for Profit

We are committed to ensuring our employees at all levels have every opportunity to grow as a professional, while developing a greater understanding of the industry experience and insights.