Vacancy

Position

Graduate Account Executive (B2C)

WPR is one of the most award-winning PR and social media agencies in the UK right now. Committed to graduate-led recruitment, our MD, deputy MD, B2B director and two of our consumer account directors joined the team straight from university, and form a key part of our leadership team today.

We are looking to add another graduate account executive to our highly recommended, 50-strong team. The successful applicant will join our training programme and develop a wealth of skills in PR and social media marketing while working on award-winning campaigns.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about PR and/or social media, have outstanding written and verbal communications skills, and be a highly organised, creative team player. We are looking for exceptional graduates who can prove themselves to be energetic, dynamic, proactive, resilient, and keen to learn and grow within a fast-paced agency environment.

Our new team member will also reflect our core values: curiosity, passion, positivity, integrity, selflessness, impact, judgement and great communication.

This position is available in our B2C division and will give the candidate the chance to work on a variety of blue-chip companies – including FTSE 250 business and well-known high-street brands.

Every day is different at WPR and the successful candidate will have ample on-the-job training, working alongside some of the UK’s leading communications professionals.

 

Job Description

  • Servicing a roster of high-profile accounts, supporting account directors and managers to maximise team output and efficiency
  • Evaluating results across all clients, producing thorough analysis and reviews
  • Liaising with clients, acting as an extension of their team and nurturing a strong, professional relationship built on trust
  • Drafting a variety of copy, from press releases to blogs and email copy, as well as copy-checking documents accurately
  • Developing relationships with key influencers to secure client coverage
  • Selling in client stories to national and regional journalists to deliver hard-hitting campaigns
  • Helping to create valuable, relevant and consistent content for clients, which helps to attract and retain a clearly defined audience
  • Supporting with the creation of relevant and creative social media content plans
  • Assisting with community management across all social platforms – including the scheduling of content, responding to comments and questions, ad building and optimisation
  • Understanding the changing media agenda and keeping abreast of the media landscape
  • Identifying news hooks and reactive opportunities for all clients
  • Supporting on new business pitches, helping with research and providing valuable insight to the team for new campaigns
  • Understanding and being active on social media platforms, as well as keeping abreast of industry changes
  • Assisting with event organisation and management

 

Key Competencies

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree standard (a degree in a humanities subject is preferred, but is not essential)
  • Will ideally hold a full, clean driving licence
  • Have 3-12 months’ PR or industry-relevant experience

Experience and Knowledge

  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to write accurately and creatively for a range of audiences
  • First-class verbal communication skills
  • Capable of working flexibly, both individually and as part of a wider team
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

Abilities and Skills

  • Passion and enthusiasm in abundance, and an understanding of PR, on and offline
  • A professional manner to work in an office environment, and also working with clients at all levels
  • A positive outlook – playing their part in making WPR a better place to do business with and for
  • The ability to get under the skin of our clients’ businesses and industry
  • A desire and curiosity to learn, and the drive to deliver meaningful results for all clients

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Enhanced holiday leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexi hour each month
  • 360-degree, twice-yearly appraisals
  • Tailored training programme
  • Paid study leave
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Bonus scheme
  • Company loans
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Employee assistance programme
  • GP helpline
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Flu jabs
  • Impact day

Please send your CV with a covering note to mel@wpragency.co.uk.