Consumer PR Senior Account Manager


Published: 22 March 2018

Reference: BCHS939
Location: Manchester
Salary: £28 - £35K

This fast growing Manchester PR & Events Agency is looking to appoint a new consumer PR Senior Account Manager to work on a mix of food & drink, hospitality and music festival clients.


Reporting directly into the Directors, you will be a driven project lead, motivator and someone who shows a flare for commercial awareness of the business and can demonstrate an understanding of integrated communications across PR/Social/ Content and Owned channels.


You will focus on maintaining and expanding existing client activity and support the introduction of new clients within the sectors.  You will manage all types of projects, such as digital, broadcast and content solutions, instilling additional team organisation and management.


The Role:

  • Expand an already thriving business through a number of different channels.
  • Driving and owning projects and campaigns from inception to execution for the accounts you’re responsible for.
  • Act as the day-to-day liaison for clients.
  • Lead and create innovative campaigns that catch the consumer’s imagination
  • Help lead a team and mentor junior employees (AE)
  • Access social and influencer media on a regular basis

The Person:

  • Must have agency experience in Consumer PR in an agency environment.
  • Experience of handling all media enquiries (including hostile and reactive media enquiries) and tailoring client messages and objectives as appropriate
  • Ability to manage junior team members, develop strong working relationships and support their development
  • Keen attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can do attitude

Previous Experience:

  • Proven work experience as a Senior Account Manager or similar role for at least one year
  • Experience working on integrated communications
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as manage others effectively within it
  • An ability to prepare client documentation
  • Really strong national media contacts
  • Solid organisational skills
  • A good working knowledge of your clients’ businesses and objectives so you can hold your own in meetings with senior-level clients
  • Experienced in content creation and understanding of film/design & photography production processes
  • Strong working knowledge of media planning and tracking tools
  • Strong client-facing skills, whilst being comfortable presenting
  • Proven experience of relationships with a range of broadcast, digital and print media across luxury, lifestyle and  corporate media nurtured over several years
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