Account Manager  

Location: London Bridge

Hours: 9am – 5pm

Line manager – CEO

Day to day activities

  • Managing a portfolio of clients’ PR accounts
  • Creating content – copywriting and social media
  • Providing strategic counsel to clients to aid their PR and wider marketing campaigns
  • Providing commentators and product or company information to the media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online news sites)
  • Building relationships with existing and new clients
  • Building relationships with key media contacts
  • Liaising with clients regarding press campaigns, creative projects and PR solutions
  • Dealing with the media, speaking to journalists and other members of the press
  • Providing innovative and creative ideas to clients
  • Briefing clients and updating them on press campaigns
  • Analysing PR coverage and providing written reports
  • Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders

Key responsibilities

  • Daily point of contact with key media contacts
  • Developing industry, sector and product-focused PR campaigns
  • Managing the needs of the client and their accounts
  • Contributing to daily meetings, and liaising and updating clients on PR activities
  • Keeping abreast of current PR trends and tools
  • Keeping informed and staying up to date on trends and news in the transport and logistics industry
  • Staying updated with global current affairs
  • Building client relationships and maintaining a network of media contacts including journalists and industry spokespeople
  • Spearheading both traditional PR and social media projects
  • Developing news angles, stories and pitches to further the client’s profile, products and services.
  • Fulfilling the client’s key performance indicators and growing accounts
  • Being involved in pitching for new business and developing PR proposals
  • Managing a high level of client interaction
  • Managing and mentoring junior members of staff
  • Maintaining Meantime on-line tools and delivering reports

Key competencies

  • Commercial insight

Should have an understanding of each client’s business activities, key issues and competitive advantage and be able to identify opportunities to promote the client and their activities based on these platforms.

  • Strategic Thinking

Should be able to identify additional opportunities for delivering the client message outside the standard press release, case study and feature.

  • Creative Thinking

Should participate in brainstorming sessions and actively explore different avenues for a client based on a particular brief. Should be able to develop engaging and relevant content for social media feeds.

  • Time Management

Can manage own workload, set and work to own deadlines.

  • Copywriting

Demonstrate a true understanding of the client’s brief by effectively communicating the key message in simple, concise copy that is relevant to the reader. It is expected that the client will make minimal changes to the copy.

  • Presentation Skills

Should be articulate and be able to present ideas and proposals to clients, when required. Should be able to communicate with contacts at all levels.

  • Trouble Shooting

Client should feel confident that any problem is being given due attention and that immediate action is being taken to ensure that the right person (if it cannot be handled by the AE) is fully informed of the situation. The account executive should demonstrate initiative, not necessarily in solving the problem themselves, but in ensuring it is tackled by an appropriate person as soon as is possible.

Benefits

  • Annual holiday paid break between Christmas and New Year outside annual leave
  • Birthdays off
  • Floating religious holiday
  • Training through Meantime Academy powered by the PRCA
  • On-the-job training
  • CIPR membership
  • Pension (Nest)
  • Wellness app
  • Organic tea, coffee, milk, and fruit
  • Ergonomic desks
  • Showers and bike storage
  • Paid volunteering – including supporting local and internal charities and the Women in Airfreight and Logistics initiative
  • Climate Positive Workforce – we offset your carbon footprint by planting trees
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Rewards and perks – from Air Miles, fitness passes, gift cards, Amazon and ASOS rewards to discounts on major brands and free access to health apps
  • Employee Assistance Programme – mental health support including issues surrounding work, relationships, finances
  • 24/7 access to a registered, UK-based GP from anywhere in the world
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection Cover
  • Critical illness Cover
  • Bupa Healthcare Cash plan
  • Employee referral program
  • New Business Bonus Scheme

How to apply

To learn more about the role (including full benefits) then please click here. To apply, please send a tailored CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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