PR Account Executive – Senior Account Executive

 

Published: 6 December 2021

Reference: BCHS883
Location: Leeds
Salary: £18 - £25K

My client is a growing Leeds based PR agency that are on an expansion drive and are looking to appoint a PR AE or SAE to their team of 6.

 

They work on a mix of consumer and B2B clients across retail, shopping centres, care homes, legal, healthcare, education and interiors.

 

They have a hybrid working model of a couple of days in the office and the rest from home.

 

Following a spate of new business wins and a chokka pipeline of opportunities, they need to build their team with strong recruits who are brimming with passion and have all the strategic know-how to drive forward results for our brilliant clients.

 

Their agency values mean a lot to them and they want to work with people who feel the same. They actively nurture open, collaborative and rewarding relationships, they absolutely give it their all and don’t give up. They are a really positive bunch who care passionately about what they do and each other.

 

They are looking for a confident, savvy and responsible Account Executive or Senior Account Executive. As a PR Account Executive/Senior Account Executive you will be responsible for the day-to-day tactical activities such as media liaison and coverage generation, and the delivery of press office items such as press releases, case studies and features tracking.

 

Key responsibilities will include

  • Identifying coverage opportunities and developing activity to target them successfully;
  • Administrative tasks on client accounts and ensuring documentation and information is filed appropriately and being consistently on top of client coverage (scanning, filing, sending and analysing).
  • You will support the Account Manager on day to day account activity; ensure that any delays or problems are reported back to the team effectively.
  • We need a ‘news junkie’ who can regularly monitor key publications across all clients and take appropriate action to highlight any key stories whilst seeking opportunities to build relationships with key media.

 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Excellent time management skills,
  • The ability to support and control a multitude of activities and be able to handle multiple tasks and accounts, prioritise tasks and negotiate deadlines.
  • Excellent written communication skills are a must as is a strong attention to detail.
  • We are looking for someone with previous experience in a similar role with a great portfolio of media coverage achieved and good media contacts.

 

Benefits

  • 26 days holiday (plus BH)
  • Have your birthday off!
  • New business bonus
  • Annual performance based bonus
  • Flexible working hours
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