Account Director (comms & PR)

Corporate Communications Recruitment
London (Central), London (Greater)
up to £80k
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Industry Sector
PR Agency, Media Agency, Agency
Marketing Disciplines
Account Management, Marketing, PR and Communications, Media Relations
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Job Details

Our client is a leading Communications and PR agency focusing on corporate narrative, corporate reputation and corporate affairs. They work in a unique space where government policy/regulations and corporate reputation and brand meet. They are in a cycle of expansion and looking to hire an Account Director.

The role
•           Account directors are able to develop complex communication strategies in partnership with senior colleagues and demonstrate a strong working understanding of how to develop strategic, multidisciplinary communications campaigns.  Account directors lead on executing high-quality, impactful and innovative communications programmes, based on strategic insight and drawing on the firm’s connectivity

•           Build relationships with trusted relationships with clients – able to hold their own and advise senior clients with conviction in their own right.

•           Ensure that work is being consistently delivered to a high standard by teams, according to an agreed scope of work; and that clients’ specific needs are being met by the team at all levels

•           Build and maintain a network of contacts that help to deliver outcomes for clients and to grow the business

•           Empower Consultants and Analysts to take ownership of their professional development, providing opportunities for growth and regular, consistent feedback to drive a culture of constant improvement throughout the firm

•           Works with the Associate Director to oversee the day-to-day account management activity that is delivered by Consultants, ensuring that activity is delivered on schedule and to a high standard  

Your skills

•           Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

•           Manage the team and act as a conduit between the team and the Director on the account, adapting to changing priorities and external pressures; and driving cross-stakeholder campaigns from brainstorm through to execution

•           Excellent working knowledge of clients’ business, sector and issues – and able to identify when and how to adapt strategy according to external developments

•           In-depth working knowledge of the media landscape around key geopgraphies, and understanding of how to handle international media outlets

•           Develops and mentors junior team members

•           Develops strong working relationships with key sector journalists

•           Strategic view of the wider digital landscape including social media platforms, content marketing, and website development

•           Skilled at presenting to both small and large groups, including clients and in a pitch environment.

•           Proficient with communications platforms (databases and monitoring services) such as Meltwater, Factiva, Roxhill, Precise etc.

•           Good email and phone manner with journalists, demonstrating tenacity to deliver results.


With an excellent understanding and a long career in this specialised field we hope to bring you the best talent and vacancies around. We pride ourselves on speaking the same language as you, bringing you all the elements of the corporate field. If you specialise in any of the following; Corporate Identity and Branding, Corporate Reporting, Investor Relations, Employee Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting, we strongly urge you to contact us.

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