A highly successful PR agency based in Guildford are looking for someone with strong experience working with high-profile brands to join as an Account Director.

Salary: circa £45,000

The Role

  • Focusing on developing long term strategy for each client, identifying new areas of focus and growth.
  • Overseeing the team as they develop PR proposals and plans to support the client’s marketing and sales objectives
  • At critical times, take the lead on major issues to manage a smooth path for the client and the agency whilst empowering and/or training your team to support accordingly and learn the correct procedures and protocols
  • Attend regular client meetings to discuss ongoing activity delivery and ensure prompt distribution of minutes from those meetings
  • Manage the delivery of your client’s PR campaigns/activities including managing the writing of press releases, extended articles, brochure/catalogue entries, advertisements and promotional material
  • When required, provide expert writing support
  • Maintain regular contact with the client during the month, keeping them fully informed of the work in progress
  • Working with your team, identify forward news and general information pertinent to and about the industry and recommend action to be taken if appropriate
  • Be an expert in your clients’ businesses, reading appropriate media; become familiar with their markets, business strategies, competitors and general industry news
  • Attend client events where relevant including trade shows, product launches, conferences, hospitality events etc.

Key Skills/Experience

  • Ability to develop creative PR ideas and approaches
  • Excellent proven communications skills – both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge of PR industry processes and practices
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to demonstrate an innovative and problem-solving approach to issues
  • Interest in current affairs
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and ensure deadlines are met, including managing multiple PR programmes

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