PR Account Executive

One of the UK’s top 150 PR agencies

  • Location : All London, Central London, North London
  • Salary : £22,000 - £25,000
  • Contract : Full Time
  • Reference Number : stYXHCXT
  • Application Closing Date : 5 March 2019
  • Placement : Graduate Job ( permanent )

Company Description

Voted as one of the UK’s top 150 PR agencies (PR Week 2018), the agency works across corporate communications, financial communication & IR and public affairs.

Their clients are from all over the world and have experience in a wide range of sectors including technology, professional services, community and not for profit, financial services, high net worth individuals, energy, natural resources and consumer industries.

Job Description

Summary
  • An integral part of each client team’s delivery of tactical campaign elements
  • Effectively services existing clients on a day-to-day ongoing basis and provides the necessary administrative support
  • Presents a professional face of the agency to both clients and the media
  • Makes suggestions for overcoming problems to senior team members

Client Responsibilities
  • Drafting press releases, invitations, articles, newsletter copy, background information sheets, agendas, meeting minutes, media coverage reports and monthly status reports
  • Management of approval of releases with clients, with the realistic setting of client expectations on issue time/coverage
  • Management of small-scale events and photo shoots (if appropriate)
  • Daily contact with clients and attends client meetings, inspires their confidence and trust
  • Liaising directly with third party suppliers, such as radio agencies, designers, etc
  • Proactive use of media contacts to sell in feature ideas, news stories and the management of subsequent interviews
  • Press liaison in advance of all client events
  • Takes ownership of specific projects and tactics
  • Offers proactive suggestions in how to improve day-to-day running of account and specific projects
  • Keeping physical cuttings folder up to date and completing regular media analysis for clients

Agency Responsibilities
  • Good understanding of the agency’s history, values and USPs
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about the company and client accounts
  • Supports agency as a whole in brainstorms, pitches and account work
  • Organises and runs brainstorms (with team support) for own accounts
  • Interested in all facets of PR and communications, with an appetite for training and upskilling opportunities and a willingness to share knowledge with colleagues

Operations Responsibilities
  • Manages own time efficiently
  • Able to prioritise tasks with help from account manager/ team leader
  • Has confidence and knowledge to make suggestions in terms of strategy and planning

Benefits
  • Competitive pay and holiday allowance
  • Industry-leading training programme
  • Flexible working
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Extra half day holiday for your birthday
  • Away-days, quarterly socials and pool table

In order to progress to the next level, to Senior Account Executive, you must master and demonstrate the following skills:
  • Produce high quality written material in a timely manner
  • Proficient in writing of agendas, weekly status reports and emails
  • Have a good understanding of how the press works
  • Proactively come up with new ideas for client
  • Deal efficiently and effectively with reactive media relations
  • Have mastered basic techniques used to gain coverage for clients, such as press releases, features, selling in etc
  • Interact confidently with clients and can adapt style to reflect different individuals
  • Have developed trust and confidence of clients and responds to client queries promptly
  • Creatively contribute to brainstorm
  • Good time management and project delivery skills 
Apply now
  • Location : All London, Central London, North London
  • Salary : £22,000 - £25,000
  • Contract : Full Time
  • Reference Number : stYXHCXT
  • Application Closing Date : 5 March 2019
  • Placement : Graduate Job ( permanent )
Apply now