We’re looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our Public Relations team. See the the spec below and reach out if you think you’re the right candidate:

The day-to-day

  • Managing a portfolio of PR accounts
  • Providing strategic counsel to clients to aid their PR and wider marketing campaigns
  • Providing commentators and product or company information to the media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online news sites)
  • Building relationships with existing and new clients
  • Building relationships with key media contacts
  • Liaising with clients regarding press campaigns, creative projects and PR solutions
  • Dealing with the media, speaking to journalists and other members of the press
  • Providing innovative and creative ideas to clients
  • Briefing clients and updating them on press campaigns
  • Analysing PR coverage and providing written reports
  • Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders

Key responsibilities

Responsibilities will vary according to organisation and accounts but may include a combination of:

  • Daily point of contact with key media contacts
  • Developing industry, sector and product focused PR campaigns
  • Managing the needs of the client and their accounts
  • Contributing to daily meetings, and liaising and updating clients on PR activities
  • Keeping abreast of current PR trends and tools
  • Building client relationships and maintaining a network of media contacts including journalists and industry spokespeople
  • Spearheading both traditional PR and social media projects
  • Developing news angles, stories and pitches to further the client’s profile, products and services.
  • Fulfilling the client’s key performance indicators and growing accounts
  • Being involved in pitching for new business and developing PR proposals
  • Managing a high level of client interaction
  • Managing and mentoring junior members of staff

Key skills

  • High levels of communication – both presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Impressive emotional intelligence and interpersonal expertise
  • A passion for the media, including social media
  • Flair for creativity, strategic thinking and innovation
  • Strong copywriting and marketing mastery
  • Commercially aware and business savvy
  • Good industry knowledge and experience in building influential networks
  • Solid computer prowess and project management skills
  • Outstanding organisation with an ability to manage multiple projects and portfolios
  • Service focused and sensitive to confidential information

Qualifications

Graduates with relevant degrees in the arts, media or public relations are desirable. PR qualifications are also highly valued. However, a lack of qualifications aren’t necessarily a barrier to entry if you can demonstrate strong interpersonal, writing and project management skills, a creative flair and an interest in the media.

Work experience in related fields including journalism or marketing offers transferable skills to a career in PR and is therefore attractive to potential employers.

Relevant experience

  • Experience of directing business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C) PR accounts
  • Agency experience is preferred
  • Evidence of copywriting, marketing and report writing, social media, event management and client liaison skills
  • Strong communication with excellent presentation and data analysis capabilities
  • Aptitude to build a network of influencers and press commentators
  • Industry knowledge and contacts is beneficial

Send CV’s to gary@condriac.com