Account Director

Working from home with regular meetings in London and South East
Up to £45,000
27 Jan 2014
31 Jan 2014
Account Director
Full Time
Contract Type

The Directors of fast-growing communications agency Apollo Public Relations are looking for a Senior Account Director.  The agency currently work virtually, so a willingness to work from home is essential, though frequent attendance at client meetings and with the Apollo team in central London will also be necessary.

The agency generally works in the corporate and public policy spheres, and has won a varied and prestigious client portfolio across sectors including education, law, technology, engineering, outsourcing, think tanks and foundations.

The successful candidate will be able to work across these very different areas.  The agency offers a range of services including media campaigns, social media, copywriting and press office functions.

Candidates will have worked at a senior level in media relations and be able to demonstrate their ability to handle clients with high expectations, solve thorny media problems, and devise a workable plan for gaining press coverage for clients.

Excellent at reading clients and understanding their needs, he/she will also have the authority to win their confidence.   He/she will motivate and lead a team and have a deep and broad understanding of the media.  As well as running proactive campaigns, he/she will have also experienced crisis management situations.

He/she will supervise the work of others to ensure high standards and have the insight and knowledge to understand when a piece of work is of sufficient quality to be sold-in to media outlets. He/she will also have the knowledge of the media to spot opportunities for gaining coverage.

He/she will need to take financial responsibility for the accounts on which they are working - ensuring profitability through a mixture of good client handling, planning and effective execution.  He/she will have a determination to get good results, and identify opportunities for additional work from a client.  

The successful candidate will be combine energy, persuasiveness, flexibility and gravitas. In addition, he/ she will have an attention to detail and impressive writing, pitching and communication skills.   

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