Account Director -Maternity Cover

Knightsbridge
Salary dependent upon experience.
18 Mar 2013
07 Apr 2013
Account Director
Full Time
Contract

Experience and knowledge of luxury lifestyle brands especially in the design and interiors sectors is essential. The person appointed will be responsible for maintaining professional excellence in all communications activity that supports the delivery of our clients' strategies and will provide leadership, clear direction and management for a team of ten. We are seeking a highly motivated and committed individual with a can-­do attitude, who thrives on the demands of a busy press office and who approaches each day with enthusiasm, high energy and a determination to deliver top class work. 

The role will involve managing PR/marketing activity for several well known arts, luxury and design brands.

During this maternity cover period, responsibilities will include:

Ensuring that the agreed PR strategies are being implemented effectively and coverage/outreach delivered

Planning and overseeing events and ensuring they are delivered to time, on budget.

Managing day to day activities of the PR team

Liaising with consumer, lifestyle and trade media

Identifying and facilitating partnerships and wider marketing opportunities

Evolving client strategies and assisting in new business development

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 5 + years PR experience -­at least 2 years at senior level in an agency environment.
  • An Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and well presented. Brings strongly established relationships with consumer lifestyle, design and interiors media experienced in strategising and delivering Social Media programmes alongside more "traditional" PR programmes. Ability to think strategically.
  • Confident management style with the ability to communicate effectively at all level
  • Team leader with skills to both manage and motivate. Strong, senior and demonstrable client handling skills
  • Combines a flexible approach, strong creative writing skills, an ability to think on feet and to prioritise
  • Punctual and reliable, able to confidently multi-­task and manage others to perform multiple duties to the required deadlines