Account Executive

Recruiter
Harris Hill
Location
London
Salary
£25k per year
Posted
09 Apr 2018
Closes
07 May 2018
Ref
HQ00036884
Contact
Dagmara Wolosiuk - DePaula
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A great opportunity has arisen for an Account Executive for a PR Agency who is working very closely with charities and not for profit organisations. This will be a 12 months FTC with possibility of extension.

Key Responsibilities will include:

Public Relations:
Demonstrate an understanding of a range of public relations disciplines eg strategy, media relations, events
Be proficient in basic writing skills eg letters, emails, targeted press releases, copy for features, internal reports, newsletters, etc
Be proficient in researching and writing media materials, including interviewing and writing case studies, factsheets, briefing notes, photocall notices, etc
Be confident in pitching stories to a range of media over the phone, and demonstrate a good understanding of the media; deal effectively with media enquiries
Proactively develop and maintain contacts and relationships with key media
Maintain media lists and live progress sheets; keep shared contacts up to date
Manage small projects, working closely with a line manager
Make creative contributions in brainstorms
Conduct thorough and well-presented research for new business plans and client reports
Present confidently in internal de-brief and review meetings
Assist with the administration and organisation of events, including attendance

Client Relations:

Be able to make valid contributions in client meetings
Draft clear and concise emails to clients
Understand and follow approvals and peer review processes
Deal sensitively with case studies, following the company and client guidelines
Communicate clearly via the phone with clients
Create first-draft client reports

Personnel Responsibilities:

Independently problem solve, reporting to line manager(s)
Be able to manage and prioritise own work load and manage time allocations
Ensure line managers are informed of progress and issues

Administration:

Be able to take comprehensive minutes during meetings and produce contact reports
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Gorkana, Yellow News, etc
Be proficient in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook
Keep daily paper timesheets and weekly Project timesheets
Maintain all the administration for accounts collect, scan and file media coverage; maintain client files on the server; maintain (minimal) client paper files
Manage administrative staff and suppliers as appropriate
Financial Control:
Demonstrate a basic understanding of financial matters
Place orders on behalf of clients, with appropriate authorisation, and maintain records of orders
Manage own expenses within agreed limits

Company Responsibilities:

Have a genuine interest in the type of work the organisation does, and the types of clients we work for
Be a reliable and trustworthy ambassador for the organisation, both internally and externally
Be ethical and honest in all dealings with staff and outside parties

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