Account Manager - PR/Ex Journalist

Location
Dorking, Surrey
Salary
£30-33K
Posted
12 Oct 2016
Closes
12 Nov 2016
Ref
VP4887
Function
Account Manager
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A boutique PR consultancy based in Dorking (Surrey) is seeking an Account Manager/Journalist to work with some of the world's biggest food and drink/lifestyle brands. You'll be a hardworking PR/journalistic professional required to take on an independent role, working with a number of clients. The role has considerable scope for development for an ambitious, enthusiastic candidate looking to become involved with an agency at an exciting time in its development. 

The client is open to someone who doesn’t necessarily come from a PR background, and would consider a journalist looking for a career change. This is due to the role being heavily focused on writing. Therefore exceptional written skills is a must. Excitingly, some travel will be involved to areas including Paris and Singapore.

Key responsibilities

  • Writing all day-to-day written material for clients including press releases, features, statements, opinion pieces, Q&As, speeches, presentations, award entries etc. and taking responsibility for the final version 
  • Implementing and contributing to the planning of PR campaigns, including delivery against KPIs and agreed programmes
  • Planning the media relations programme for clients as laid out in the agreed programme of activity
  • Liaising with media on a regular basis
  • Building relationships with publications on behalf of clients
  • Organising and assisting with the administration of press events

Experience and skills required

Personal specification – essential:

  • Exceptional writing skills with a sophisticated vocabulary and the ability to write in different styles for different audiences
  • Confident telephone manner and comfortable talking with journalists and placing stories
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Organised and able to manage own time

Personal specification – desirable:

  • Journalistic experience
  • Experience of working with international publications
  • Working knowledge of foreign languages
  • Experience in travel retail, UK retail, pharmaceutical retail or F&B