New AE Role Required for Creative Comms Agency

Account Executive

Ref: 911Thursday 5 May 2022

£22,000 - £26,000 DOE + Benefits

Exceptional Account Executive required for required for a highly creative PR Comms Agency
Salary: Competitive and flexible + excellent benefits, DOE
From brand consultancy, creative campaigns to media relations, digital and experiential, our client’s strategists and creatives work together to create powerful emotional connections between brands and audiences.
The Team
Their 32-person agency boasts a wealth of talent from brand strategists and creatives to campaign managers and media hounds, to digital planners, influencer experts and social media gurus.
They work with a huge range of exciting well-known brands!
The Role
The role is essential to ensure that client account teams run smoothly, and campaigns/press offices are managed effectively for clients.  
The successful candidate will need to be uber organised, have a tenacious approach to media sell-ins with experience drafting media strategies and an excellent understanding of the media and influencer landscape.
They will also need to have creative thinking skills, which will be crucial to identify proactive ideas and newsjacking opportunities.
The successful candidate will have:
  • A passion for media relations across a variety of sectors e.g. national news, consumer lifestyle, regional, parenting etc. with great media contacts
  • A tenacious approach to media sell-ins with experience drafting media strategies and sell-in plans, managing sell-ins and driving media outreach.
  • An excellent understanding of the media landscape
  • A good understanding of the influencer landscape and influencer marketing channels
  • An aptitude for building client relations that comes from experience being client-facing – including an understanding of how to manage tricky client situations
  • Excellent creative thinking skills to identify proactive ideas, newsjacking opportunities, press office tactics and influencer activations.
Responsibilities, Skills and Attributes
The successful candidate will need to:
  • Have a 360-degree awareness of what’s happening across their client accounts
  • Have a deep understanding of the client, its products/services, its competitors and its category – and the relevant media sector. 
  • Read papers and websites every day, flagging relevant stories and writing short synopsis on articles
  • Draft assets including press releases, influencer briefs, website copy and more, and to ensure its as client ready as possible for senior team to review
  • Keep up to date on what’s happening across client accounts, their products, industry, trends and relevant media/influencers
Our client know life is expensive so as well as discretionary annual bonuses, regular financial rewards are given for winning pitch ideas, exceptional creativity, smashing campaign deliverables and agency loyalty.
And they believe that little things make a big difference, so free fruit and breakfast is offered every day.
If you feel you have the suitable experience and skill to complete these roles, please submit your CV for consideration.
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