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PR Account Director

Remote working
Closing date
22 Jan 2021
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PR Account Director (remote working) 

Reporting to: General Manager  

Location: Anywhere in the UK  

About our company 

We’re a PR and social media agency and we work with brilliant brands including 3EN, Amazon, Boyzlife, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, The Sexton, Synergy Learning and Zoopla. We specialise in regional press office management, events, social media management and content creation. There’s 13 of us, we’re independently owned, and we have impeccable taste in music. Mostly. Our campaigns play out across the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland. 


We require an Account Director with experience and expertise in press office management, client counsel and planning and implementing digital campaigns. The candidate will be responsible for managing teams and client budgets while planning campaigns for Clearbox’s fantastic global, national and local clients. The candidate will lead, shape and grow their teams, ensuring that staff are integrated and working cohesively together, while managing campaigns for our clients. We’re based in Northern Ireland, but we’re open to candidates based around the UK, working totally remotely.


The candidate must be outstanding at consumer PR and have experience in leading digital campaigns. From writing and editing media pitches to advising senior clients on digital strategies, the candidate will be brilliant at what they do. The candidate should have experience within a fast-paced agency environment. 

The candidate needs to have a soft touch when managing people but be able to deliver campaigns with clout. They will be interested and interesting and should have a large degree of empathy. The most important thing of all is fit. We have a policy here when hiring staff and the Account Director will fit that policy. It’s very simple - no d***heads.

What we can offer you 

  • World class clients, both in stature of brands and what they’re like to work with as people 
  • An inclusive, supportive and engaging culture 
  • A really decent and diverse team of people to manage
  • 31 days of paid holiday (including Bank holidays)
  • Your birthday off (on us) 
  • An extra day’s annual leave for every year you’ve worked here 
  • Additional paid time off for a wide range of personal stuff, from volunteering and professional development to just having a change of scenery
  • The opportunity to travel to our Northern Ireland office on a quarterly basis for catch ups and nights out (which we’ll pay for, of course) 
  • Fully flexible, remote working 
  • A brand-new Apple Mac (because that’s important to some people) 
  • An annual training fund of £1,000 to spend on anything you like (within reason…) 
  • A place on the plane to our next staff party (the last one was in Amsterdam) 
  • CIPR and/or PRCA membership 
  • A fully funded wellbeing package, which includes CBT sessions

General responsibilities 

  • Work with the senior team to deliver the company vision, values and strategic direction 
  • Manage and oversee communications plans for our clients covering press office, social, digital and events activity 
  • Lead and manage a young team of junior account executives, account executives, senior account executives and account managers, providing career guidance, development support and detailed performance reviews
  • Act as the main contact for senior clients
  • Manage client service and team performance
  • Create and manage budgets 
  • Analyse PR outcomes and interpret KPIs and analytics 
  • Lead presentations to the board, team and clients 
  • Nurture the next generation of Clearbox talent through participation in our training programme, Future Legend 
  • Achieve an exceptional standard in everything you do 

Key skills

  • Understanding what makes a good story, and what does not  
  • PR leadership and management skills 
  • Senior experience within a PR agency (or in-house position, but agency experience is a must) 
  • Business development skills, with a track record of success
  • Experienced at winning new clients and pitching
  • Ability to interpret complex data and use it for multiple client target audiences 
  • Deep experience in handling a range of media issues at a local, regional and national level 
  • Outstanding project management skills with strong organisational and planning skills
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation and delegation skills
  • Business acumen with the ability to communicate across teams and represent Clearbox at a senior level in front of clients and the wider PR industry  

Relevant experience

  • Extensive experience of PR 
  • Close contacts within the media 
  • An enviable track record of successful PR campaigns for a broad range of clients
  • Confident at explaining PR and its outcomes to senior players within the industry 
  • Management experience of developing star performers and overseeing their performance
  • Driven, ambitious and capable of contributing to new business


  • £40,000+, depending on experience  


To apply for the role (or for more information), please send your CV to John Megaughin ( Applications close at 17.00 22 January 2021.

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