Senior Account Manager / Account Director

Finsbury Square, Old Street, London
circa £40k
11 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
LRR London
Full Time
Contract Type

Fast-expanding, forward-thinking boutique PR agency Little Red Rooster is hiring for its new London office.

Operating where design, technology and fashion meet, we’re looking for seasoned PR professionals with over five years’ agency/in-house experience who are now working at senior account manager level or above. Little Red Rooster is an extremely dynamic, small company and is seeking equally proactive, creative and adaptable people to join us.

We’ve gained a great reputation among journalists for our carefully curated range of exemplary clients that they look forward to featuring. Respected household names like Smeg, B&O Play and Ted Baker sit alongside highly regarded homegrown brands like Bisque, Ruark and MYZONE. What connects them all is their quality.  

We’re keen to recruit someone who would be thrilled to work with some of the world’s finest and most appealing brands. The successful candidate should be as happy discussing design as fashion as technology.

As a senior member of the Little Red Rooster team you will have proven experience of managing a team and leading them to even greater achievements. We need someone who can lead account teams in a calm and organised manner, helping them juggle multiple, tight deadlines and increase the quality of our output by developing pragmatic and practical solutions. You’ll also be happy to roll up your sleeves and get things done, leading by example. Finally, you will be a lead point of contact for clients giving strategic advice on issues relating to specific client programmes and wider PR and marketing issues.

Just as importantly, you will be able to create attention-grabbing, digital-first PR campaigns incorporating big, creative ideas that excite our clients, as well as developing robust strategies and proposals that deliver on client objectives. You’ll also be commercially savvy and experienced at managing, and growing, sizeable pieces of business

We will want to see a portfolio crammed with dazzling consumer cuttings that demonstrates your passion and ability to deliver exceptional coverage for clients across all segments, and the high quality of your media relationships. Lifestyle cuttings are a specific requirement, as is an understanding of the latest trends in technology. We are particularly keen to see examples of work across the full digital spectrum, showing experience and an understanding of the wonderful benefits such platforms offer clients.

As well as consummate written and oral communication skills, you’ll need to keep a cool head at all times and work well under what can sometimes be very intense pressure to meet tight deadlines in a busy environment.

Skills required:

  • proven experience of managing a team at senior account manager level or above
  • to inspire, lead and carefully mentor those around you
  • the ability to create attention-grabbing, digital-first PR campaigns with creative ideas that excite our clients
  • proven track record in gaining first-class consumer coverage and enviable contacts
  • respect for targets and deadlines, and proven ability to handle multiple accounts
  • excellent written English
  • enthusiasm, passion, self-motivation and a ‘will-do’ attitude
  • love of building super-strong, long-lasting relationships with the media
  • keen eye for a story and desire to be part of commercially successful and award-worthy campaigns

All applications treated in strictest confidence. Salary circa £40,000. There is the option of flexible working hours. Occasional travel to our Twyford office will be required. 

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