We’re looking for PR account executive, based at our Leatherhead office. If you have a genuine love of writing, can think on your feet, juggle a demanding workload and communicate effectively at all levels then we’re looking for you. Some B2B PR experience would be ideal, construction experience a true bonus!
The role will predominantly involve technical writing, client and media liaison, social media management, account administration and some event organisation.
Should have an understanding of each client’s business activities, key issues and competitive advantage and be able to identify opportunities to promote the client and their activities based on these platforms.
Should be able to understand how their individual input contributes to the client’s overall marketing strategy.
Should participate in brainstorming sessions and actively explore different avenues for a client based on a particular brief. Should be able to identify relevant content for social media feeds.
Can multi-task and work to set deadlines. Manage own workload.
Demonstrate a true understanding of the client’s brief by effectively communicating the key message in simple, concise copy that is relevant to the reader. It is expected that the client will make some changes to the copy, however these shouldn’t be grammatical or spelling corrections and they should not need to make the same changes on more than one occasion.
Should be articulate and be able to present ideas and proposals to clients, when required. Should be able to communicate with contacts at all levels.
Client should feel confident that any problem is being given due attention and that immediate action is being taken to ensure that the right person (if it cannot be handled by the AE) is fully informed of the situation. The account executive should demonstrate initiative, not necessarily in solving the problem themselves, but in ensuring it is tackled by an appropriate person as soon as is possible.
To be promoted to a senior account executive you will be expected to be able to: