PR

PR Account Manager

Posted 10th August 2022

We’re recruiting for an enthusiastic PR Account Manager keen to get stuck into a great and diverse portfolio of clients covering IT and Technology. As Account Manager you’ll be responsible for coordinating a team of two Account Executives and driving the success of client programmes in partnership with an Account Director.

As the key client contact, you’ll provide regular consultancy around key initiatives, employing your expertise to deliver the best PR solutions. And, working in a fully integrated agency, you’ll have many opportunities to work on cross-discipline campaigns and learn from specialists from strategy to paid media and beyond.

We’re seeking candidates with a thirst to learn and push their PR skills to the limit at one of the UK’s leading B2B marketing agencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and driving world-class PR programmes for an established portfolio of tech clients
  • Guiding and motivating a team of Account Executives to drive client success
  • Working with Account Directors to develop creative and highly effective PR and influencer campaigns
  • Developing hands-on PR and social media plans aligned to client objectives
  • Leading from the front in media and influencer engagement to secure opportunities for clients in target media
  • Developing measurement and evaluation models for clients to track and demonstrate ROI
  • Regular copywriting and content quality control for a diverse range of content types including blogs, bylined articles, social media posts, press releases, case studies, awards and client Q&As
  • Arranging and leading team and client update meetings including preparation of reports, proactive ideas etc.
  • Supporting client development alongside Account Directors and client owners
  • Being day-to-day contact for clients, providing consultancy and communicating in a proactive and timely manner to show progress
  • Relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients and the media
  • Providing well-informed and timely advice to both clients and internal departments in order to continually optimise client PR programs
  • Staying abreast of key news and evolving stories in client sectors and more broadly and using insight to drive new ideas and creativity for clients

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B2B experience working agency-side within a similar role
  • Ability to demonstrate strong copywriting skills
  • A keen demonstratable interest in the news, media and trending topics
  • Ability to create coherent, intelligent and well-thought-through communications plans
  • Proactive, personable and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly developed interpersonal, team building and relationship management skills in order to gain trust with established clients and mentor team members
  • Extremely organised with meticulous planning and project management skills and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Nice to have: Proven experience/understanding of multi-channel campaigns and content marketing disciplines

Reporting:

You will report to the Account Director and work alongside the wider client services team.

Salary:

Package designed to attract the right candidate, including our competitive benefits package of 25 days holiday, matched contributory pension, private medical care, flexible working, long-service sabbaticals, health cash plan, life assurance, childcare vouchers, free eye tests, new business and employee finder’s fees and lots more.

Everyone should feel at home, at work. At Octopus Group, all employees can be true to their authentic selves. Everyone is empowered to bring what makes us special and unique to the work we do. We are committed to investing in an inclusive culture that maximises the talent, skills, and diversity of our workforce. We strive to ensure that inclusivity and equality are not only at the heart of our company, but also aligned with all the clients and suppliers we work with.


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