Account Director

Posted 5 April by Simply 360 Search Ltd

A leading public relations agency based in Central London is recruiting for a experienced and lively hands on brand-led PR Account Director to work on high profile existing clients and new business.

This agency is looking for a real team player who will be responsible for developing comms strategy and managing its implementation to drive impactful results and effectively managing the junior team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deep understanding of clients’ business objectives and PR’s role in achieving them
  • Leads on developing and implementing each client’s comms strategy, with support from senior colleagues where required
  • Able to articulate the comms strategy and recommend adjustments/changes as and when they are necessary
  • Effectively manage accounts to achieve against plan through strong relationships, communications, organisation and delivery
  • Manage all account activity to ensure we are delivering effectively against plan, business objectives and budget
  • Ensure the team reports to and communicates with clients reliably and proactively
  • Anticipate potential issues at both a strategy and tactical level and suggest practical solutions
  • Be seen as the strategic go-to lead by client teams on all accounts
  • Empower junior colleagues to succeed and develop
  • Seen as a knowledgeable, insightful account lead by clients
  • Seen as a trusted counsellor and effective account lead by all client contacts
  • Able to push back and handle difficult client conversations effectively, with support from senior team member where required
  • Ensure everyone on the team has a clear role, and that the client sees the value that each team member brings to the account
  • Provide counsel and advice on strategy and tactics with minimal guidance from senior team
  • Consistently demonstrate expert media knowledge
  • Primary contact for clients about media strategy, interview preparation and messaging
  • Demonstrate solid relationships with top-tier global and local media
  • Capable of playing a major role in crisis and issues management activities, with support from senior contacts
  • Lead, plan and manage media relations activities, demonstrating a variety of ideas and tactics
  • Ensure the team is proactively identifying and securing the right opportunities for clients
  • Mentor junior members of team on media outreach
  • Continually seek out new media contacts and build relationships

You will require a proven track record as a Public Relations Account Director ideally within a previous agency along with excellent managerial, planning and organisational skills with a lively personality and can do attitude in the everyday activities with great attention to details.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a super ambitious, growing agency.

If this sounds like you then please send us your CV now!

Due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Required skills

  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Organisational Skills
  • PR

Application question

Do you have 2 years previous Account Director experience in a similar level role?

Reference: 34834167

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