Account Manager 

About Alfred

We are a strategic communications consultancy who believe that brands should stand for more than profit and contribute positively to the world. We help brands do this by creating movements not movements. A moment is always lost, even if it generates momentary attention. A movement lives on and defines tomorrow.

The team is packed with some of the top talent in the industry, loaded with energy, enthusiasm, and most importantly, a genuine love of what we do. Our clients include global brands looking to change perception, through to innovative start-ups with big ambitions. We are passionate about our culture, which is inclusive and supportive, and we are going through the B-Corp process to become a more sustainable agency which truly has a positive impact on the world.

The role

As an Account Manager at Alfred you will be working across leading names in games and tech, building their brand reputation and helping them to launch some of the most exciting new technology in the world. You will inspire the team to deliver brilliant results and ensure that day-to-day your accounts are running smoothly and efficiently, making sure that the plans, activity and results are delivered to the highest standard. You will also have a passion for technology, games and driving best in class results across media relations and client briefs!

How you will support with the Alfred Mission:

  • Deploying strong organisation and communication skills to ensure all account activity is delivered in line with Alfred’s standards for responsiveness, quality and client service
  • Demonstrating proficient project management skills by efficiently managing timelines and budgets to deliver KPIs
  • Fostering a strong sense of ownership and responsibility-to-deliver among junior team members (SAE and below) through effective delegation of workload and thorough briefings
  • Provide client council, and consultation on key campaigns, being able to problem solve and provide solutions to any issues that may occur
  • Demonstrate your deep understanding of the media landscape on a daily basis to the junior team to pass down best practise and your understanding of their audience(s) and ability to pitch a story in-keeping with their interests to secure coverage
  • Achieve a high-quality stream of media coverage, including in-depth features, interviews and articles, which really move the needle for the client, through staying on top of the media agenda
  • Proactively looking beyond traditional PR to recommend wider opportunities, such as digital, social, experiential etc. that will help clients achieve their communications objectives
  • Having an understanding of target audiences, brand perception and positioning and using this to contribute to discussions with clients about their brand campaigns
  • Producing a range of written content, including press releases, reports, by-line articles, case studies and opinion pieces that are accurate and tailored to intended audiences
  • Identifying and maximising growth opportunities across your client portfolio with the support of your account lead

About you

  • Experience managing product press offices
  • Great media contacts across consumer lifestyle and consumer tech
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Focused and goal-oriented
  • Experience working for consumer tech clients
  • Interest in technology and games would be a bonus

Being an Alfredian, What's in it for you?

  • Private healthcare including half price gym membership, free access to Headspace app, an online GP, and access to counselling, therapy and CBT
  • Additional benefits such as free Amazon Prime membership, Cycle to work scheme, access to Headspace meditation app and access to Peppy for menopause support
  • Flexi Friday (1pm finish)
  • Permanent Flexible working - Two set days in the office and three flexible /remote
  • Career progression, support and training plan tailored to individuals. We encourage ambition and don’t just promote at 360 six monthly appraisals.
  • Make your movement fund – to support for following a personal passion outside of work
  • Culture currency – Monthly Alfred excursions to broaden our horizons
  • Free bar, monthly socials, birthday cake, anniversary champagne, team lunches and a yearly team trip, and all that fun stuff!
  • 25 days holiday, and an extra day for each year you are at the agency (up to 5 years)

Our Culture

We are passionate about our culture, we have been shortlisted for a PRCA workplace champions 2023, PR Week Best Places to Work award in 2022, and in 2021 won a PRCA Workplace Champion Award, and two 2021 Company Culture Awards. We have striven to create an agency which heroes a positive and supportive culture. At Alfred we value the relationships we have with each other, we ask and want ever

How to apply

To learn about the role in full and apply, please click here. Alternatively, please send a tailored CV to [email protected]

Application deadline: Monday 12th June 2023

Alfred is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome everyone and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees. At Alfred we celebrate difference, and we encourage everyone to be themselves at work.

Please include in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.