PR Account Manager

Recruiter
Black Cherry Recruitment Ltd
Location
Leeds
Salary
£25-£30K
Posted
12 Nov 2017
Closes
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This Leeds based agency create commercial advantage for clients through outstanding service, innovation and acumen in all that they do!

They provide corporate, consumer, trade and technical public relations, content marketing, social media and search services. The role would involve both B2B and B2C work, and clients that the AM would undertake activity for include:

  • Law firms
  • Accountancy firms
  • House builders
  • Developers
  • Health Care
  • Global sensor-based B2b tech
  • Building products manufactures
  • Property investment crowdfunding platform

The account manager would be expected to be willing and able to work on any type of client business, providing the same excellent standard of consultancy and service.

Responsibilities and accountabilities

The account manager is a key member of the team providing management across the agency’s portfolio of clients. Your responsibilities and accountabilities include the following:

  • Supporting the associate director and senior account manager in researching and writing client communication strategies and to manage client accounts
  • Generating campaign ideas that will create commercial advantage for clients, and provide additional fee income for the agency
  • Researching and writing press releases and comment, opinion and feature articles
  • Producing relevant content for content marketing activity, including blogs
  • Devising and managing social media campaigns
  • Issues and crisis management PR
  • Leading client meetings and producing contact reports
  • Managing events on behalf of clients
  • Playing a full role in pitches and presentations
  • Liaising with external suppliers
  • Maintaining accurate records and files of all activities, and manage client invoicing via the agency’s accountants
  • Supervising junior staff
  • Supporting the development of the company including marketing and business development

This high-profile role requires a person who is able to think creatively and strategically. In addition, the ideal candidate must take great pride in forming business relationships and have the ability to influence at all levels within the organisation

Desired skills and experience

To be considered for this role potential candidates must have a minimum of two years’ agency experience.

So then….

They are looking for someone with strong proactive media relations skills and a good knowledge of content marketing, social media and their effective use in campaigns.

Qualifications and skills required

  • Educated to degree level
  • Strong editing and copywriting skills
  • Strong content marketing skills
  • Strong social media skills
  • Ability to plan communications programmes, incorporating campaign ideas, strategy and tactics
  • Ability to manage accounts unsupervised and gain trust and respect of clients
  • Take responsibility for delivering agreed level of activity and meeting deadlines
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Ability to work across industry sectors on a daily basis
  • Ability to delegate and manage output from colleagues, both senior and junior
  • Ability to prioritise workload and respond to client briefs on time and within budget
  • Ability to use Google Analytics and Google Search Console to evaluate the effectiveness of PR
  • Ability to use a media database, preferably Gorkana

For more information, please contact helen@blackcherryrecruitment.co.uk or call 0161 228 7239.