Public relations, engagement and public affairs strategist


Published: 16 June 2022

Reference: BCHS952
Location: Teesside
Salary: £27 - £30K

My client is an award winning agency that is on the lookout for a Public relations, engagement and public affairs strategist (traditionally called an Account Manager) to work on a mix of public sector and B2B clients across infrastructure and construction, government and public sector, membership organisations and regulatory bodies, and road-user charging and tolling.


Key duties

  • Producing creative and engaging content for public relations and marketing campaigns.
  • Media relations, including media liaison, research, writing and ‘selling in’ of editorial content to both traditional and digital based media channels.
  • Planning and delivering creative and innovative public relations and communications
    strategies and campaigns across paid, earned, shared and owned media.
  • Build relationships with editors, journalists and bloggers.
  • Stakeholder, community and influencer identification and engagement.
  • General client management and liaison.
  • Taking client briefs, briefing in-house designers and managing design projects.
  • Supporting on crisis and issues-based public relations activities, including out-of-hours
    handling of media and client calls, as required.
  • Devising and delivering social media campaigns and content.
  • Collaboration with colleagues planning and delivering wider campaigns across the business.
  • Evaluating client campaigns to measure effectiveness and demonstrate ROI.
  • Budget preparation and management, including commissioning of, and liaison with, external suppliers.
  • Planning and scheduling photography and video, as well as assisting with video editing.
  • Business development support, administration and other duties that may arise from time to

Skills / knowledge

  • Great written and verbal communications skills
  • A good understanding of news and current affairs agendas
  • Intelligence, ability to think critically and solve challenging problems
  • The ability to plan and deliver campaigns across paid, earned, social and owned media
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • An eye for a story and knowledge of how to engage with journalists to secure media coverage
  • Ability to create great written content (and direct photography /video) for different channels across paid, earned, shared and owned media, and for different target audiences
  • Ability to set SMART objectives and evaluate and measure success of campaign work Public relations, engagement and public affairs strategist


  • Reflect our core behaviours of honesty, impact, communication, passion, collaboration and curiosity
  • Be results-oriented and able to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Be a team player, as well as someone who can lead projects on their own initiative
  • Have pride in your work and expect high standards from yourself and colleagues
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