Black Cherry Recruitment

Consumer PR Account Manager – Senior Account Manager

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£26 - £35K
Posted
08 Feb 2019
Closes
08 Mar 2019
Ref
BCHS566
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

This growing and well respected Manchester PR agency is looking to appoint a new Consumer PR Account Manager or Senior Account Manager to join their lively, dynamic and friendly team.

Clients will cover toys, games, children’s festivals, shopping centers and live music festivals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising on a daily basis with clients and the media, often via telephone and email
  • Managing client accounts
  • Relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients and the media
  • Monitoring the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for opportunities for clients
  • Working as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity
  • Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media
  • Promoting news stories and features to the media, known as 'selling in'
  • Collating, analysing and evaluating media coverage
  • Event management, including press conferences and promotional events
  • Attending and promoting client events to the media
  • Assisting with the production of client publications, such as in-house magazines; commissioning market research
  • Coordinating studio or location photography
  • Undertaking research for new business proposals and presenting to potential new clients
  • Becoming the key client contact on a number of smaller fee accounts
  • Understanding and managing budgets set, ensuring best value for client company
  • Ability to work to and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage own time and understand service levels

Requirements:

  • Degree or relevant industry qualification
  • PR Agency experience (3 years or more)
  • Account management experience
  • Interpersonal skills, plus good presentation skills and confidence
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to cope well under pressure
  • Good teamwork and negotiation skills
  • Ability to think strategically along with good analytical skills
  • Business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work on more than one project at a time
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Strong press contacts and impressive press cuttings portfolio
  • Ability to use initiative

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