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Senior Account Executive

Location
England, London
Salary
£27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted
15 Sep 2016
Closes
13 Oct 2016
Ref
DH/PR
Marketing Disciplines
Account Management, B2B, B2C, PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Agency, PR Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Executive
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side

Senior PR Account Executive - PR Agency - London - £27,000-£30,000

Our client is a leading London boutique PR Agency populated by experienced and seasoned consultants. They are looking for an additional team member with the nous, acumen and gravitas to work with leading business membership and energy clients.

If you are an experienced Senior Account Executive who craves recognition for your exceptional media contacts, results and client management skills, not to mention your ability to talk facts and figures, then this is your next move.

The Role:
A key member of client teams, helping devise programmes and campaigns; overseeing and working on day to day implementation of activity including regular media sell ins and broader stakeholder relations; providing client counsel and advice based on thorough understanding of the clients/competitor's business

The individual work across both corporate and consumer clients and excellent media skills are a must.

Responsible for
-key client relationships
-owning key media relationships - across consumer, trade, client sector specific
-proactively monitoring the media and environment on and offline, for trends and opportunities for the clients/alerting them to relevant items of interest
-proactively selling in news and feature pieces to the media on and offline
-developing client programmes and campaigns
-overseeing and attending client meetings and follow up including contact reports and review documents
-drafting press releases and selling in across all media on and offline
-implementing client projects and campaigns
-supporting new business in the form of document preparation and being a key part of the pitch team
-working closely with suppliers eg freelancers, marketing agencies, designers, photographers

Key skills/competencies

*Strong agency experience and working on meaty, issues rich clients

*Excellent communication skills - written (releases, documents, presentations) and verbal (client meetings, presentations, new business)

*A passion for the media and media savvy (consumer, corporate, trade) with 'little black book' of quality contacts

*Strong story/news selling skills

*Confident self-starter with initiative and common sense

*Strategic and able to prepare client reports and recommendations

*Creative - able to come up with new ideas for clients

*Commercially and financially aware (business issues, preparing client budgets)

*Appreciates quality and excellent attention to detail

*Proactive and enthusiastic - owning client projects, activities

*Gravitas and maturity to handle clients and network at a senior level

*Ability to work as part of a team and passionate about doing the very best job

*Highly intelligent with a good dose of humility

*Ability to juggle projects and work under pressure and to tight deadlines

*Excellent organisational skills

*Ability to deal with highly confidential information

*Computer literate including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel


Role essentials
*Presentation skills - running client meetings, presenting at new business pitches
*Building strong client relationships
*Building strong media relationships and selling in
*Writing documents and presentations
*Implementing projects from start to finish
*Brainstorming ideas and converting into a document for clients
*Networking around a clients business
*Supporting new business and lead generation
*Owning a specialist area/s, developing a passion for a sector/media
*Working closely with suppliers to deliver client work and generate new business

Company Values
*Honesty - We believe honesty is the best policy and take a straight talking, direct approach so everyone knows where they stand
*Humility - It is not about age it is about attitude - we are humble and respectful and hate arrogance
*Kindness - We are thoughtful and helpful - not just with ourselves, but with anyone we interact with - actions speak louder than words and it's often random acts of kindness that can have the biggest impact
*Passion - We care about what we do and how we do it and want to make a difference
*Focus - We deliver for our clients and each other - every time - period
*Insight - There is always a way to make what we do better every day and it is everybody's responsibility

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