Account Director

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£40-50K
Posted
06 Oct 2016
Closes
06 Nov 2016
Ref
VP4884
Function
Account Director
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A digital focused PR Agency is looking for an ambitious Senior Account Manager or Account Director with a background in consumer tech and lifestyle. 60% will concentrate on team management and 40% on their clients.

You would be working with a fantastic close-knit and creative team in the heart of London, concentrating on working with a range of exciting start-ups from the UK, Europe and the US.

With a strong focus on harnessing and setting the news agenda, you will need to have a good understanding of the UK and international media landscape.

The Role:

  • Provide robust account direction and team management, but lead by example and still be ready and willing to roll up your sleeves
  • Overall client servicing and planning
  • Actively listening to client needs and communicating this to the tech, business and lifestyle teams
  • Coach, mentor and support junior team members
  • Take an active role in pitches for new business prospects and potential clients

Experience & Skills:

  • Passion and understanding for consumer technology and how this translates into both business and lifestyle PR
  • 5+ years’ experience and proven track record in running consumer/B2B campaigns
  • Thinking on your feet and responding to breaking news stories on behalf of clients in a fast and creative manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled team manager and mentor