PR Account Executive

Recruiter
K H R Recruitment Specialists
Location
Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£16000 - £25000/annum Benefits
Posted
08 Jun 2017
Closes
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PR Account Executive

This specialist PR and strategic communications B2B agency are now looking for an Account Executive 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 executive you are ultimately responsible for conducting the majority of the day-to-day account execution and administration. This includes completing all support tasks as directed to execute the strategies and activities as detailed by your account managers/directors, and ensure your accounts are well organised and structured in terms of time.

Client Delivery and Strategy:
* Identifying publicity opportunities as directed
* Ensuring press coverage is captured and delivered to clients in a timely fashion
* Participating actively in meetings, including assisting in the preparation for the meeting and in presenting elements as directed
* Participating in presentations to existing clients and at new business pitches
* Liaising with clients at a junior level in a confident manner and build good working relationships
* Developing useful and relevant business contacts
* Developing ability to be able to brief all suppliers such as designers, photographers, and printers in a knowledgeable and precise manner
Media Planning and Execution:
* Managing the end-to-end process of press release distribution and follow ups
* Helping to sell in items to media as directed, verbal and written
* Making verbal approaches confidently to all journalists - consumer, business-to-business and trade - to sell in ideas and discuss opportunities
* Assisting in the organisation of events; ranging from workshops, photo calls, press conferences, and training days etc. on behalf of clients
* Writing coherent and factually accurate press releases that require minimal amends from seniors and clients
Administration:
* Producing internal copy for newsletters, internal briefings and notice boards
* Handling all administration for accounts including filing, press cuttings etc. to ensure the smooth running of the business
* Assisting with content creation for the social media channels

Key experience
* An interest to work in PR / some PR experience
* Qualified to degree level in a PR or similar field
* Experience and understanding of the agency environment would be advantageous.
* 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
* You will be able to travel when required to meet new and existing clients

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