full-time

PR Account Executive

PR Account Executive – WFH / Leatherhead, Surrey

Salary £22,000 - £24,000 per annum plus benefits

From 1st November, the role will be 2 days a week in the office at Leatherhead and 3 days working from home on a trial basis for a 6-month period.

  • Do you have 6 months to 1 years PR / Marketing experience, preferably from within a PR Agency?
  • Are you educated to a degree level in Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, English, Communication and/or Media Studies?
  • Are you approachable, friendly and empathetic, and able to relate to people on different levels within the agency, with clients and with the media, whether it is over the phone, by email or in person?

About our Client

Our client is a market-leading international PR and marketing agency.  Continued expansion via both existing and new accounts means that they are looking to add a PR Account Executive to join their busy team.

Job Description

What You'll Bring:

The successful applicants’ key responsibilities include:

  • Write technical press releases, news stories, articles, case studies and product pieces
  • Pitching press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online publications, to engage them in covering clients’ stories
  • Research and identify forward feature and other media opportunities for clients
  • Fully manage the process of press release distribution for accounts, including list-building using the agency’s database system
  • Create, build and maintain excellent working relationships with clients, journalists and industry contacts
  • Respond to phone calls and emails from journalists and clients
  • Arrange interviews and meetings with key journalists
  • Plan events with account teams within relevant time, production and financial constraints
  • Attend client events and industry conferences, often overseas
  • Handle clients’ social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn channels
  • Organise and work with the team on client advertising campaigns
  • Participate in client meetings and maintain workload tracking documents
  • Work with the team to manage production of marketing collateral
  • Complete timesheets in a timely manner

The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. These might differ from those outlined in the Job Description and that other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

The ideal candidate will have the following key skills, education and experience:

  • English Language Fluency: Excellent written and spoken English
  • Copywriting Skills: You need to be proficient in spelling, grammar, and proof-reading, as well as having a creative flair for producing engaging and technical copy
  • IT Skills: Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, social media channels and other business-related software
  • Communication Skills: From communicating ideas to your team, to presenting stories to journalists, and reporting back to clients, you need to organise information in a succinct and interesting way to capture attention
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: You will need to be approachable, friendly and empathetic, and be able to relate to people on different levels within the agency, with clients and with the media, whether it is over the phone, by email or in person
  • Excellent Telephone Manner: You will spend a lot of time pitching stories to journalists, so you need to have the confidence to pick up the phone and speak to them and maintain a positive, friendly, persuasive and upbeat tone
  • Organisation Skills: You will often be working to tight media deadlines as well as meeting the demands and pressures of your team and clients, so you need to be able to prioritise tasks and work quickly and efficiently, without compromising on quality
  • Education: Educated to a degree level in Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, English, Communication and/or Media Studies
  • Experience: 6 months to 1 years PR / Marketing experience, preferably from within a PR Agency
  • Other Languages: French, Italian, Spanish and/or German are desirable but not essential

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate must be approachable, friendly and empathetic, and able to relate to people on different levels within the agency, with clients and with the media, whether it is over the phone, by email or in person.  You will be a great ambassador for the company!

What's on Offer
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (increasing with service)
  • Christmas Holiday Closure, Birthday Day Off
  • Company pension after 3 months’ service
  • Private medical insurance
  • Healthcare after 1 years’ service
  • Travel Insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • Company laptop
  • Season Ticket Loan

Company benefits may be subject to change and dependant on the length of time in service

Bluetree Recruits is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Bluetree Recruits Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We offer equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law.

We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

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Job Title:
PR Account Executive
Location:
Leatherhead, Surrey
Employment:
full-time
Salary:
£22,000 - £24,000 per annum plus benefits
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