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PR Senior Account Manager / PR Account Director

PR Senior Account Manager / PR Account Director – Woking, Surrey

£32,000 - £50,000 plus benefits

Employees will be required to work in the office, located in Woking, a minimum of three days a week.  Remote working can then take place for a maximum of two days a week.

  • Do you have a minimum of five years’ PR and Marketing experience as a Senior Account Manager ideally within the hospitality, tourism and leisure sector or lifestyle sector?
  • Are you educated to degree level (with qualifications in journalism, English, PR, marketing or communications preferable?)
  • Are you an individual who has excellent attention to detail; with the ability to use your own initiative while being a good team player at the same time?

About our Client

Our client is a communications agency specialising in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industries. Due to expansion, they are looking for an experienced Senior Account Manager / Account Director to join their busy team.

Job Description

The successful applicants’ key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining ongoing detailed knowledge of the clients’ businesses, personnel, operating environment and market, including frequent site visits and face-to-face meetings
  • Helping to achieve monthly business and revenue targets while supporting optimising team resource efficiencies
  • Owning formalised client planning, monitoring and reporting both exposure and end-result bookings / revenue
  • Day-to-day development and execution of PR plans
  • Creating impactful PR campaigns to secure quality media coverage
  • Managing and optimising budgets for clients
  • Management and development of the agency’s client account management team at Account Executive and Apprentice levels
  • Attending meetings and events with clients on a frequent basis
  • Maintaining an excellent knowledge of the media and build relationships with key press and influencers
  • Compiling contact reports and update clients regularly by phone, in person and by email when required
  • Sourcing consumer PR ideas and creating angles for features, events, opinions and surveys on behalf of clients, including media liaison and editorial pitching
  • Maintaining knowledge of trends and news in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industries on a regular basis and provide information to the team during meetings
  • Ensuring all projects run to deadline and budget using existing internal processes
  • Researching and attending events to further develop your knowledge in Marketing, PR, Social Media and the industry
  • Speaking on PR challenges and opportunities in hospitality

The ideal candidate:

Desired Experience

  • A minimum of five years’ PR and Marketing experience as a Senior Account Manager ideally within the hospitality, tourism and leisure sector or lifestyle sector

Desired Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level and qualifications in journalism, English, PR, marketing or communications preferable

Qualities and Skills

  • Excellent written communication – being an experienced copywriter and enthusiastic storyteller, able to turn your hand to press releases, website copy, email newsletters and award entries - all with excellent spelling and grammar
  • Outstanding media connections
  • Strong creative thinking
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse and rationalise activity
  • Thorough knowledge of media and influencers
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Understanding of multiple PR strategies beyond media coverage
  • Team player
  • Strategic mindset – with focus on outcomes over output
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Professional approach to client relationship management and confidence in liaising with key stakeholders
  • Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Passionate about the hospitality and events industry
  • Creative, strategic and fearless
  • Proactive and hungry "what else?" personality
  • Calm and logical under pressure
  • A whizz at creating and updating comprehensive PR / marketing plans, measuring results and reporting outcomes
  • Confident managing clients, the media, freelance staff and suppliers

Practical requirements

  • You will be required to work from the agency’s office in Woking during work hours a minimum of three days a week. You will also be asked to travel to events, exhibitions and meetings that may include overnight stays across the UK.

The Successful Candidate

As the successful candidate you will be at ease taking the lead on project development and planning.  As part of this position, you will also be able to demonstrate not only where you have nurtured great client relationships and delivered innovative campaigns yourself, but also how you have worked within a tight-knit team to support various directors alike to amaze and delight both B2B and B2C clients.

What’s on Offer

  • Pension scheme
  • Christmas closure in addition to your 22 days annual leave allowance
  • Birthday bonus - a day off to celebrate in style
  • Opportunity to attend courses, workshops and events for career development
  • Regular training days and away days
  • Remote working

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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PR Senior Account Manager / PR Account Director
Woking, Surrey
£32,000 - £50,000 plus benefits
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