PR Account Executive

Award-winning PR agency

  • Location : All London, Central London
  • Salary : £20,000 - £27,000
  • Contract : Full Time
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  • Application Closing Date : 21 February 2022
  • Placement : Graduate Job ( permanent )
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    • All London, Central London
    • £20,000 - £27,000
    • Full Time
    • 21 February 2022
    • Graduate Job ( permanent )

    Company Description

    Our client is an award winning Consumer Lifestyle agency. Founded in 1986 the agency has continually re-invented itself so that today the personality is young, vibrant and current. They have worked with some of the biggest and best loved brands and areas range from games, beauty, events, food and drink, restuarants, hotels and luxury resorts. 

    The agency’s senior team are some of the best, most experienced and inspirational operators in the country – perfect for candidates who are keen to succeed and develop their careers. The team are fun to work with, supportive, extremely collaborative and keen to work with new talent.

    Job Description


    Typically you will handle four or five different client accounts simultaneously working to an Account Director who will supervise your work and training so that you have the opportunity to develop as much as possible.
     
    From writing and selling in press releases to the media to running social media campaigns and compiling client reports, the PR account executive works within a wider team to influence public opinion or behaviour on behalf of their clients. And to help those clients to sell products and services to targeted consumers

    Day to day responsibilities will involve: 
    • Write press releases, news stories, articles, case studies and product pieces
    • Pitch press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online, to interest them in covering their clients’ stories
    • Respond to phone calls and emails from journalists
    • Arrange interviews and editorial meetings with key journalists for clients’ spokespeople - in person or over the phone - and facilitate these meetings where appropriate
    • Monitor media coverage, report results to the wider team and clients and prepare evaluation reports.
    • Attend client events and industry conferences
    • Handle clients’ social media accounts such as their Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn page including creating engaging multimedia content and responding to social media posts and developing discussions.
    • Deliver analytics reports on social media, reporting on traffic, engagement and follower figures
    • Brainstorm fresh ideas for PR campaign

    About you: 
    • Copywriting skills: You need to be hot on spelling, grammar and proof-reading, as well as have a creative flair for producing engaging copy.
    • Presentation skills: From communicating ideas to your team to presenting stories to journalists and presenting new thinking to clients,  you need to organise information in a succinct, dynamic and interesting way to capture their attention. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills: Whether it’s over the phone, by email or in person, PR is all about people, so you need to be approachable, friendly and empathetic, and be able to relate to people on different levels within the agency, with clients and with the media.
    • Digital Media Aptitude: you will be required to create engaging multimedia content within the framework of the client’s verbal and visual identity; plan content and delivery using tools such as Hootsuite and Sprout Social and effectively compile reports using 1st party analytics and Google Analytics. You will therefore need to be digitally savvy and have an ‘eye’ for the visual branding.
    • Excellent telephone manner: You will spend a lot of your time pitching stories to journalists, so you need to have the confidence to pick up the phone and speak to them and maintain a positive, friendly and upbeat tone.
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