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Pr Account Executive - Guildford

PR Account Executive - Guildford - Up to £25k

We are working with an award-winning PR agency who have an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join the team.

As experts in consumer and B2B public relations, they help their clients to inspire customers, motivate them and win their trust. Helping them to define and deliver their messages through media relations, social media and marketing content.

This company are committed to being a world-class specialist PR consultancy. They recruit smart people and give them the training, technology and opportunity to reach their potential. If you want a work environment that’s growing, supportive, understands work/life balance and strives for excellence, then this is the company for you!

As an Account Executive you will be bright, creative and be able to demonstrate experience or interest in public relations, whether through current employment, a work placement or your studies.

Reporting to an account manager, you’ll be able to 'hit the ground running’ in media relations, press release writing, article writing and social media. You’ll need to be a capable and precise writer, possess excellent research skills and enjoy mastering sometimes complex topics. You must enjoy the cut and thrust of media relations and be ambitious to achieve outstanding results.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Writing coherent and factually accurate press releases, articles, blog posts, emails, tweets and other materials that require minimal amendments by senior colleagues and clients.

  • Proofreading all written materials carefully before submitting them to senior colleagues

  • Possessing a growing understanding of how the media works in areas relevant to the company and its clients.

  • Building relationships with journalists, with the support of senior colleagues

  • Fully managing the process of press release distribution, to include list-building.

  • Helping research and identify forward feature and other media opportunities for clients.

  • Pitching stories to journalists.

  • Handling incoming media enquiries.

  • Demonstrating confidence and professionalism in journalist discussions

  • Assisting in the organisation of media events, such as interviews, photo calls and press conferences

  • Devising, creating and implementing marketing content, as directed.

  • Developing an understanding of content marketing strategies and programmes.

  • Participating actively in meetings with colleagues, clients, journalists and other parties.

  • Sharing responsibility for discussing/presenting information in client meetings and presentations.

  • Sharing responsibility for discussing/presenting information in new business presentations.

  • Helping prepare materials and information for meetings. General

  • Liaising with clients in a confident and professional manner, establishing and maintaining good working relationships.

  • Undertaking desk research for client programmes and new business pitches.

  • Possessing the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritise work appropriately.

  • Contributing to social media activities of the company and its clients.

  • Handling administration for client accounts, including press cuttings management, report preparation and feature schedule updating.

  • Contributing to new business brainstorms.

  • Developing useful and relevant business contacts.

  • Briefing suppliers, such as designers and photographers

  • Working collaboratively and positively as a member of the team.

Company Benefits Include:

Competitive salary - Auto-enrolment pension - Performance-related company bonus scheme - 25 days holiday plus public holidays - An extra day off on your birthday - Private medical insurance - Company-funded training for professional qualifications - Six-monthly career reviews - Monthly mentoring scheme - Monthly grant towards gym membership or other fitness activity - Monthly social activities - Summer and Christmas parties - Visiting office masseur - International business travel opportunities - Healthy (and unhealthy) office snacks - Decent coffee and herbal teas - Friday afternoon open bar - Investment in technology to help you succeed - Company financial support for journalist and industry networking - Positive encouragement at every turn

Please apply ASAP to be considered for this opportunity. Shortlisting will take place quickly for the right candidates. Due to high response levels only suitable candidates will be contacted back on this occasion but your details will be retained by We Work Recruitment for future job opportunities unless stated otherwise on your application that you do not wish us to hold your details to seek out other suitable roles for you.

Salary: £20k-£25k

Posted: Friday 11 October 2019

Applicant(s): 1