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PR Account Manager
Advertising and PR
Tunbridge Wells
£24000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
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Nicola Roberts

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Updated: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 2:52 PM

PR Account Manager

This specialist PR and strategic communications B2B agency are now looking for an Account Manager to join their close knit team. They’re currently in a period of expansion as a result of some recent big client wins and now is a fantastic time to join.

The company offer a fantastic support network and really want their employees to flourish. Joining this PR agency will give you the opportunity to work with sector-leading businesses both within the UK and Internationally.

The Role
As an account manager you are ultimately responsible for driving an account by executing the strategies and activities as detailed by the senior account managers and account directors, ensuring that programmes and objectives are being adhered to and that your accounts are well organised. Through confidence and understanding of the required media and communication skills you are fully in control of the media tools available in order to create the required media coverage in all PR areas.

Client Delivery and Strategy
*Leading meetings and ensuring the preparation for the meeting is well organised and the account directors or senior account managers are fully briefed beforehand
*Playing a central role in the team and taking full responsibility for your clients
*Developing and maintaining useful and relevant business contacts
*Developing an understanding of financial controls on all accounts, mark-up rules and budgeting procedures
*Taking a key role in presentations to existing clients and at new business pitches
*Participating in new business brainstorms and contributing a creative input in all new business pitches within account team

Media Planning and Execution
*Drive the media relations programme for clients as laid out in the agreed programme of activity with your senior account manager or account director
*Pro-actively seeking and identifying publicity opportunities to ensure the maximum level of coverage is achieved for your client
*Proactively looking for opportunities to grow the media horizons of the client
*Being competent in all verbal approaches to journalists – consumer, business-to-business and trade – to sell in ideas and discuss opportunities
*Planning and managing events ranging from workshops, photo calls, press conferences, and training days etc. on behalf of clients where required
*Understanding and advising on media handling; including interview briefings, developing Q&As, exclusives, embargoes and damage limitation
*Alert clients to risky PR situations and provide high-level advice on strategic issues and media handling issues including crisis management
*Identifying and progressing sponsorship opportunities including planning, contractual agreements, and activity organisation

Administration and Proofing
*Writing creative new business proposals with direction from senior account manager or account director, and draft evaluation reports, speeches, and presentations as required
*Drafting and overseeing the drafting of feature copy for trade, corporate, and business publications for clients, ensuring it is well informed and appropriate to the end user with minimal senior manager/director, client or media amends
*Writing coherent and factually accurate press releases that only require exceptional amends from seniors and clients
*Amending and improving press releases, bylines, internal copy for newsletters etc. drafted by account executives or copy writers

Key experience
*At least 2-3 years’ proven PR experience
*Qualified to degree level in a PR or similar field
*B2B experience would be preferential
*Proven client handling and relationship building skills
*Ability to influence through effective communication
*Good writing and proof reading skills
*Strong attention to detail and accuracy
*Ability to work flexibly and prioritise workload
*Team player with a positive attitude
*Proven experience in executing PR and social media campaigns
*You will be able to travel when required to meet new and existing clients

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