Freelance Account Executive (Fixed-Term Contract) 

Here at Another Word, we’re on the hunt for a freelance account executive on a three day week, fixed term contract.  You’ll support with existing clients as well as servicing new opportunities coming in.

Another Word exists to create purpose driven communications campaigns that help make a positive difference for our clients’ businesses.  Everyone who joins our team is actively encouraged and empowered to help contribute to this goal. To succeed in the team you’ll be responsible, committed, dynamic and a team player. You’ll need to be hungry to experience new opportunities and learn best practice of the PR industry and you’ll enjoy a varied portfolio working across B2B clients that include DHL and KP Snacks. 

Job description

Media relations:

  • Monitor media. Assist teams to research, identify or track relevant issues for clients through reading selected media and inputting relevant ideas or publicity opportunities to teams
  • Up-date media lists regularly
  • Handle incoming media enquiries, checking with senior team as appropriate
  • Telephone sell-in of client news to journalists
  • Prepare /monitor forward feature lists and sell-in / submit material to deadline
  • Develop and engage key contacts in the media (including online)
  • Develop wider exposure/confidence with media

Client Relations:

  • Act as a back up point of contact for client enquiries, relaying messages and resolving queries whenever possible
  • Develop relationships with clients as trusted support for their accounts

Communication/ Presentation:

  • Proven ability to communicate positively with a large group
  • Good listening skills
  • Ensure good working knowledge of client sectors, media and stakeholder environment with the ability to confidently represent the client and agency in a wide range of situations
  • An interest in business, current affairs and consumer affairs is a pre-requisite

Writing skills:

  • Demonstrate high attention to detail in all written communications, internal and external including grammar, spelling, clear structure and news worthiness where relevant
  • Take and accurately process briefs, producing action-plan, research and copy
  • Produce draft copy for client publications/product releases/competition copy/consumer and trade releases/adapting press release for regional variations/photo captions
  • Produce action and status reports

New business:

  • Contribute to pitches. Provide research and data as required plus analysis where relevant or possible
  • Attend and contribute to new business brainstorms with creative ideas

Digital:

  • Understanding of digital channels and trends and how they impact communications strategy
  • Manage AW social channels and website with support and input from the team as well as necessary training
  • Prepare and deliver content plans for relevant client portfolio

Office management and team support:

  • Assist with media monitoring and compiling coverage across all accounts

Workload management:

The PR AE will also be required to demonstrate workload management by undertaking the following activities.

  • Time management - planning, organising and prioritising your workload to ensure deadlines and objectives for both work activities and apprenticeship training are met
  • Diary management – ensuring email/online diaries are kept up to date
  • Meetings – arranging internal and external meetings, ensuring rooms are suitable and attendees needs are catered for
  • Career development - taking responsibility for personal learning and professional development

Working with People:

The PR AE will also be required to demonstrate the following in their ability to work with people.

  • Professional Relationships – developing professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, effective listening and verbal/written communication
  • Communicating with supervisors/mentors - ensuring they are aware of work in progress and are briefed when any problems arise
  • Team Building - working with teams to achieve goals and promote a motivated work environment
  • Networking - building a professional network of other PR professionals whilst maintaining an professional image

Personal attributes

  • Collaborative
  • Responsible
  • Proactive
  • Conscientious
  • Inquisitive

How to apply 

To apply for the role please email [email protected]com for details or to send a copy of your CV by 4th December 2020.

A minimum of one years' experience working in an agency environment is required.

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