PR Account Director – PR & Comms for Media, Sports & Tech Brands

£45,000 - £50,000 Plus Benefits + Remote Flexibility
17 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Marketing Disciplines
PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side

We are a no-nonsense boutique full-service PR, marketing and events agency with expertise in the broadcast, media technology, sports and AV industries.
Independently owned, we are 21 years young with combined industry expertise of over 100 years. We are headquartered in London, with satellite offices in Dubai and the US.

You’ll be part of a fast-paced agency with high-growth plans. Because of this, the right candidate will have the opportunity for quick career progression, supported by a growing management team.

Role Info:

PR Account Director – Broadcast, Media technology, Sports, Audio Visual Brands
£45,000 – £50,000
Plus Benefits + Remote Flexibility
Proposed start date: ASAP

Your new team:

We believe in doing things a bit differently. We love our clients, big ideas, and working in a creative team. As a full-service agency, we are true partners of our trusted clients and this is your opportunity to get under the skin of the industry and really get involved. The right candidate will enjoy being part of a sociable team, be passionate about communication, technology and brands. With experience of having worked in a PR/marketing agency, or a communications department, this individual must be passionate with a can-do attitude and impeccable written and verbal communication skills to match.

Our values:

+ Teamwork
+ Proactiveness
+ Transparency
+ Creativity

Secrets of our success:

+ We are passionate about the industry
+ We are experts who are great at what we do
+ We are really nice people to work with

The PR Account Director Role:

Reporting to the Associate Director, Account Directors are the face of the Agency, delivering consistent creativity and considered counsel to our clients. They are responsible for developing and delivering a PR strategy that meets and exceeds our client’s business goals. They are 100% accountable for the successful delivery of our client’s PR/marketing programmes. They are the bastions of quality control; ensure plans are agreed three months in advance and lead account teams to meet and exceed client expectations.

They are accountable for individual account capacity planning, monitoring service levels, and ensuring client KPIs are being met. Growing accounts by selling additional projects and services is a given, as well as ensuring they are leading and motivating a proactive team to achieve big ticket coverage for clients though the maintaining high-level media contacts. Involvement in new business is a weekly activity, contributing high- level ideas to pitches and excellent presentation skills are expected as part of the pitch team. The ability to develop the skills of our team members is a must, as well as motivating and inspiring them to deliver exceptional work for clients.

About You:

+ Have experience of being an Account Director at an agency for a minimum of one year
+ Be an inspiring leader and experienced in managing and developing multiple direct reports
+ A proven track record of growing accounts and bringing new business
+ A strong industry network and contacts with senior journalists and of the members of press
+ A proven track record of successfully implemented PR campaigns for a range of clients
+ Demonstrate thorough time management and capacity planning, linking back to client KPIs
+ Polished presenter and adept at explaining PR terms and outcomes to C-level executives
+ Driven, ambitious and willing to contribute to the business
+ Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the media landscape and where it is heading
+ Demonstrate a deep understanding and passion for technology and business
+ Be able to think independently and juggle multiple demanding tasks with tight deadlines
+ Be willing and able to work a tradeshow
+ Understand the difference between B2B and B2C PR
+ Be active on social media
+ Have good positive energy with a proactive, can-do attitude
+ Solid good written and verbal communication skills
+ Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

The Account Director will be offered a fantastic package including:

+ £45,000 – £50,000 – basic salary per annum based on experience
+ Discretionary annual performance-based bonus
+ 20 days’ holiday and Christmas period closure break
+ Additional day off for the day of your birthday
+ Training and development programme
+ Mobile phone for business use
+ Laptop
+ Statutory pension
+ Private healthcare

How we hire – Fully Remote!

Once a CV has been accepted the candidate will go through the following process:

Stage 1 – Writing and grammar test (to be completed in advance) and a video phone interview. Please allow 30 minutes for the video phone interview
Stage 2 – Video interview with Associate Director and Account Director. Please allow 1 hour
Stage 3 – Final round video interview with Managing Director and Associate Director. They will receive a brief and be asked to present a short plan. Please allow 1 hour

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to our HR Manager

Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Senior PR Manager, Senior PR Account Manager, Senior PR Account Executive, PR & Comms Manager, Tech PR, Sports PR, Media PR, Broadcast Media PR

Application notice… We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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