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Account Executive

Posted 4 April by First Recruitment Services Limited Ended

We have a great opportunity for an Account Executive with a background in PR to join a rapidly expanding, prestigious company in the Tunbridge Wells area. Supporting the Account manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day account execution, and the associated administrative tasks. We are looking for a creative team player to join our client’s ambitious team. Covering a wide imaginative range of areas your duties will include:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Delivery and Strategy

  • Identifying publicity opportunities as directed
  • Raising the standard of account management to ensure that all communication with clients - and all outgoing communication from the company - is of the highest quality
  • Ensuring press coverage is captured and delivered to clients in a timely fashion
  • Participating actively in meetings, including assisting in the preparation for the meeting and in presenting elements as directed
  • Participating in presentations to existing clients and at new business pitches
  • Contributing to new business brainstorms
  • Liaising with clients at a junior level in a confident manner and build good working relationships
  • Developing useful and relevant business contacts
  • Developing ability to be able to brief all suppliers such as designers, photographers, and printers in a knowledgeable and precise manner

Media Planning and Execution

  • Developing a full understanding of how the media works in the areas in which you operate, the opportunities available, starting to build relationships with journalists etc.
  • Managing the end-to-end process of press release distribution and follow ups
  • Helping to sell in items to media as directed, verbal and written
  • Proactively looking for opportunities, working alongside managers
  • Making verbal approaches confidently to all journalists - consumer, business-to-business and trade - to sell in ideas and discuss opportunities
  • Assisting in the organisation of events; ranging from workshops, photo calls, press conferences, and training days etc. on behalf of clients
  • Writing coherent and factually accurate press releases that require minimal amends from seniors and clients

Administration

  • Reviewing and proofing written materials
  • Producing internal copy for newsletters, internal briefings and notice boards
  • Creating accurate written communications such as letters, emails, memos etc., both internally and externally to colleagues, clients, and journalists
  • Undertaking media and administration desk research for new business pitches and current client programmes as required
  • Handling all administration for accounts including filing, press cuttings etc. to ensure the smooth running of the business
  • Assisting with content creation for the company’s social media channels

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • As we are a small team, from time to time you may be required to carry out reasonable and relevant tasks that fall outside of your positions remit
  • Within reason, you may be required to work outside of your standard contracted hours to meet the needs of the business
  • As part of your ongoing development, you may be required to undertake training to meet the requirements of your role
  • You will be required to keep abreast of relevant industry developments, which includes reading blogs, papers, and publications, and attending relevant industry events
  • You will be able to travel when required to meet new and existing clients

Hours of work - Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Superb benefits available for the right candidate!

Please contact Anton for further information about this role

First Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency for this vacancy

Required skills

  • Marketing
  • PR
  • Proof Reading
  • Social Media
  • Account Executive

Reference: 34827514

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