This role provides essential support for the whole team, helping with work across the agency’s entire client portfolio. As an Account Executive, you’ll see how an integrated PR agency operates and be a vital member of the team, working across digital and traditional communications disciplines. No two days are the same and the sky’s the limit as far as progression is concerned. You’ll develop key skills in client and press relationship management with responsibilities ranging from developing press releases to pitching to the media, creating and maintaining client reports, designing social graphics and contributing to new business opportunities.
We’re looking for someone who is a capable writer, confident in their communications (both in person and over email or phone), and enthusiastic about digital marketing and PR. Excellent organisational skills and a can-do attitude to your work is an absolute must, and you’ll thrive if you’re a team player and a fast learner. A huge part of being a member of the team is staying agile; priorities, plans and work schedules vary considerably from one day to the next in a communications agency, and we’re looking for someone who’s a self-starter and able to get stuck in.
Experience / Qualifications
Fluent and eloquent use of the English language
Degree in communications, media, marketing, journalism or equivalent
A minimum of two years’ experience working within a digital, social, PR, comms or content role
Proficient with Microsoft Office and social media use for business
Experience in a customer-focused role
Familiar with digital marketing such as SEO, blogging and social media
Hard-working and conscientious attitude to work
Confident and professional approach
Excellent written skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Attention to detail
Typical Day for an Account Executive
As a fundamental member of the office with your finger on the pulse of the national news agenda, you’ll start your day flagging the biggest news of the day and any new press coverage for our clients to the rest of the team. After responding to any client enquiries, you might spend your morning identifying and reaching out to the best media targets to pitch for a potential product review for one of our clients. If you get interest from the media, you’ll be coordinating getting review samples from the client to the journalist and of course – a lovely perk of the job – sharing the great secured review opportunity with the client as a PR result.
In the afternoon, perhaps you’ll contribute some creative ideas to our directors for a new business proposal, and start drafting a blog about a client’s new high-profile customer. Throughout the day, you’ll be keeping an eye on a client’s social media channel, responding to any customer enquiries and tweeting on their behalf.