Senior Account Executive

Recruiter
Ogilvy
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior Account Executive

Capability:  PR & Influence

Reporting To: Account Director

The Role:

We are looking for an energetic, results driven Senior Account Executive. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in PR and be passionate about delivering outstanding coverage for their clients. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in news, consumer PR, with exceptional contacts across traditional, digital and social media.

Key Responsibilities:

  • PR SPECIFIC:
  • Write press releases, news stories and photo captions
  • Pitch stories, press releases and features by phone, face-to-face meetings and email to national, regional and trade journalists across print, broadcast, online and influencers
  • Strong relationships with news, picture, consumer and lifestyle media contacts
  • Good time management to ensure response to media in a timely manner
  • Monitor media coverage and report results to client in timely manner
  • Ability to write briefing documents for photographers, videographers and talent
  • Ability to schedule media plans for talent media days

 

 

  • CLIENT SERVICING:
  • Excellent client servicing including time-keeping and general communication on both the phone and email
  • Ability to deliver above and beyond KPIs
  • Attend client events
  • Brainstorm to develop ideas and PR plans to make them truly exceptional
  • Deliver analytics reports on media and social media, including readership, engagement and follower figures

 

 

  • GENERAL:
  • Daily monitoring of the news agenda across the agency’s business (shared amongst the entire PR team)
  • Management of cost trackers  
  • Report to two separate team Account Directors

 

 

Must Haves:

  • At least two years’ PR experience
  • Contacts across lifestyle, consumer and sports media
  • Proven ability to deliver on KPIs  
  • Understanding public relations and influencer relations in all of its guises
  • Ability to write well and develop Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other collateral materials
  • Passionate. Energetic. Strong positive attitude
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

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