Consumer PR Account Manager

Location
Manchester
Salary
£26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted
06 Jul 2018
Closes
03 Aug 2018
Ref
BCHS969
Marketing Disciplines
B2C, PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Agency, PR Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role
Account Manager

This well respected Manchester PR agency is looking to appoint a new Consumer PR Account Manager to join their lively, dynamic and friendly team.

Clients will cover toys, games, children's festivals, shopping centers and live music festivals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising on a daily basis with clients and the media, often via telephone and email
  • Managing client accounts
  • Relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients and the media
  • Monitoring the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for opportunities for clients
  • Working as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity
  • Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media
  • Promoting news stories and features to the media, known as 'selling in'
  • Collating, analysing and evaluating media coverage
  • Event management, including press conferences and promotional events
  • Attending and promoting client events to the media
  • Assisting with the production of client publications, such as in-house magazines; commissioning market research
  • Coordinating studio or location photography
  • Undertaking research for new business proposals and presenting to potential new clients
  • Becoming the key client contact on a number of smaller fee accounts
  • Understanding and managing budgets set, ensuring best value for client company
  • Ability to work to and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage own time and understand service levels

Requirements:

  • Degree or relevant industry qualification
  • PR Agency experience (3 years or more)
  • Account management experience
  • Interpersonal skills, plus good presentation skills and confidence
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to cope well under pressure
  • Good teamwork and negotiation skills
  • Ability to think strategically along with good analytical skills
  • Business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work on more than one project at a time
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Strong press contacts and impressive press cuttings portfolio
  • Ability to use initiative

For more information and to register with Black Cherry recruitment, please contact Helen Salt on or 0161 228 7239 - for all our latest roles, visit www.blackcherryrecruitment.co.uk.

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