Account Manager (circa £35-£38)

Leisure PR
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
circa £35-£38
16 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Full Time
Contract Type


Leisure PR is looking to recruit an experienced self-starter to fill the role of Account Manager having won new accounts for 2018. Ideally you will have a minimum of 5-6 years PR agency experience, with strong strategic thinking, leadership and communications skills — with a hunger to integrate the best of traditional and digital/emerging communications possibilities.

The AM will manage client relationships and the internal team for key accounts, oversee work-flow and processes for PR, grow accounts and help develop new business. 

Role and Responsibilities

Client Services

  • Ability to interact with and gain the trust of senior clients.
  • Own client relationships and demonstrate exceptional organisational and relationship skills.
  • Serve as point for client-service philosophy; ensuring quality work from team in order to meet/exceed client expectations.
  • Translate client business needs into communications action steps with solution-oriented focus.
  • Provide overall strategic PR advice and counsel to clients.
  • Aptitude for thinking creatively and sharing creative ideas with clients.
  • Stays abreast of emerging technology and identifies opportunities to apply the technology to meet client goals.
  • Demonstrates commitment to industry, agency and clients by mastering industry knowledge and trends and understanding and clients’ business.
  • Responsible for budget management on accounts, and proactive in ensuring account profitability.


  • Shows ability to get the job done; remains calm under pressure.
  • Supervisory responsibilities; adopts or creates processes, documentation, and templates to meet those needs.
  • Identifies/Integrates new communications capabilities and solutions
  • Helps lead cultural values.
  • Instills confidence and motivates/inspires clients and colleagues.
  • Effectively manages projects using available resources.
  • Collaborative spirit to work towards the best outcome for clients and the agency.
  • Actively contributes to the management of the PR agency.

Business Development

  • Participates in business development by increasing business with existing clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully network and outreach for agency.
  • Actively participates in new business development, presentations and proposals and identifying prospects, and represents Leisure PR in new business meetings.
  • Expertise in trade and consumer PR within licensed leisure and drinks retailing a strong advantage.
  • Profit share programme for new business.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related studies.
  • Minimum of 5 years of public relations with progressive job responsibilities.
  • Agency experience or the equivalent experience with an agency model.
  • Demonstrated results in public relations work, client service and account leadership.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills required.
  • Knowledge of media databases, monitoring and reporting
  • Passion for both traditional and digital communications.
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with plan execution.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent at thinking on your feet.
  • Accountable and organised with excellent time management skills.

Who are We?

Who are we?  A vibrant team that loves food, drink and showcasing a good time. We pride ourselves in representing clients in the pub, bar, restaurant and drinks sector.  We look after everything from launches, promotions, events, and fund-raising fun to crisis PR across all media. We’re meticulous about identifying and shaping what makes the news and extremely proud of our success rate in the media.

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