Junior Associate Director – Corporate – Superb Top 20 Agency – Soho, London – to £60,000 + benefits

Junior Associate Director – Corporate – Superb Top 20 Agency – Soho, London –  to £60,000 plus benefits

My client is a much admired Top 20 PR agency, renowned for combining original thinking and award-winning creativity. Based in super cool offices in Soho, the team have won numerous awards including PR Agency of the Year.

They are now seeking a Junior Associate Director to join the fast growing corporate practice. The successful candidate will be a highly ambitious, proactive and motivated individual with solid Corporate PR agency experience, able to lead day-to-day management of mid-sized accounts or campaigns, as well as support teams working on larger-scale client programmes. In particular, the role requires a candidate with excellent media handling skills, including an ability to provide informed counsel to clients when developing stories or handling complex issues, liaising with journalists directly, and coaching junior members of the account team. In addition, experience of handling high-profile media campaigns and complex issues on the national agenda is vital.

Responsibilities include:

  • Media relations, including story and message development, creating and driving outreach plans, securing national media coverage/briefings with senior editors and correspondents, briefing spokespeople and ongoing development of contact network
  • Serving as the daily client contact and as client lead when appropriate, as well as providing proactive counsel on new approaches or ideas that will help meet clients’ broader objectives
  • Playing a key role in the research, planning and development of campaigns
  • Practical and solid understanding of social media and the digital landscape and how to incorporate these channels into client programmes
  • Overseeing quality and operational performance of accounts, ensuring work quality and deadline adherence
  • Producing content, writing/editing press releases and articles
  • Providing support on new business pitches

Key requirements:

  • Previous corporate communications experience
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proven track record in prioritising work load as well as supporting junior team members
  • Ability to service multiple clients
  • Ability to balance ‘quick hits’ and longer term strategy
  • Team player

In return for your talent and endeavour my client offers a most competitive salary, depending on experience, a long list of superb benefits and the opportunity for rapid progression as part of a successful.

Please forward your CV without delay and in complete confidence to nickie@medianrecruit.co.uk