PR Senior Account Manager

 

Published: 9 June 2022

Reference: BCHS951
Location: Leeds or Manchester
Salary: £34-£38K

My client is a multi award-winning PR & Communications agency that truly creates advantage for their clients.

From public affairs to consumer PR, crisis management to digital and everything in between, they help clients across the UK and around the world to build their brand, implement effective comms strategies and engage with their audiences better than ever before.

They’re a sociable bunch who will offer you a whole host of benefits including 4pm Friday finishes, hybrid working, training workshops and regular socials – not to mention the opportunity to work across award winning global campaigns! They’re growing fast, winning pitches and looking for the best talent to join us!

 

About the role

They’re looking for a Senior Account Manager, ideally with a mix of both a consumer and corporate PR background.

They are flexible on location so you could be based from either of their Leeds or Manchester offices, with a hybrid, flexible working pattern. As a Senior Account Manager, you’ll be responsible for managing the delivery of effective and creative PR solutions which surprise and delight their clients. You’ll be fully adept at building strong relationships with the media along with being a skilled people manager. You’ll also be exposed to working on pitches and developing new business opportunities with agency teams across the UK.

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • Utilise knowledge of traditional and digital media to maximise PR opportunities, promoting the range of PR services available to clients
  • Interpret and respond to client briefs and develop effective communication strategies using media expertise, creativity tools and data driven insights, resulting in creative solutions for their clients
  • Create news stories and build media relationships that will deliver coverage
  • Contribute to new business activities and pitches
  • Managing and supporting the Account Executive/Senior Account Executives in the delivery of their roles
  • Assist the senior management team in developing long-term client satisfaction
  • Monitor the media landscape for new opportunities to sell in additional products and services to clients to enhance revenue and profitability
  • Manage personal and team time meticulously, identifying and resolving time-based issues effectively as well as assisting junior staff in managing their workloads
  • Seek out training initiatives and learning opportunities to enhance personal and team development
  • Support the senior team with meticulous management and delivery of all reporting and administration using the appropriate business processes
  • Develop a personal network of internal and external industry contacts, identifying new business opportunities

 

About you

  • 4-5 years PR agency experience in the consumer and corporate space
  • Strong understanding of both traditional and digital public relations
  • Local connections and experience of stakeholder communications
  • Curious – a desire to learn, improve, apply new knowledge and develop self
  • Excellent grasp of clients’ marketplaces, audiences and routes to market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Commercially aware and decisive
  • Confident networker
  • Organised with excellent time management skills
  • Supportive, inspiring and motivational team player
  • Personal drive and passion for the industry
  • Self-aware and able to adapt personal style and approach to clients and team
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and recommend a practical response, including technical subject matters

 

Their promises to you

  • An exciting and dynamic working environment
  • An incredibly positive and supportive work culture driven by their values (curious, committed & connected).
  • Regular team socials and early finish Fridays.
  • An abundance of personal development opportunities, with courses ranging from writing, leadership, resilience, creativity and more!
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing by one day every year up to 30 days.
  • Duvet morning birthdays
  • New business and employee referral bonuses.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • PRCA membership
  • Health & wellbeing programmes
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