Vacancy

Position

PR Manager (B2C)

This is a rare opportunity to join the consumer team at WPR, a Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2020, and one of the UK’s most award-winning agencies.

We’re looking for a superstar PR manager to work across some of our biggest consumer accounts, spanning retail, leisure and not-for-profit. You’ll be used to generating national coverage on a daily basis, have an exceptional network of journalist contacts and know what the media is looking for from a brand or campaign right now by keeping abreast of trends. You’ll thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, able to think creatively and advise clients all while organising and mentoring a talented team. An ability to write client-ready copy and create insightful review documents all goes without saying; however, most important is a passion for PR, a curiosity to find fresh ideas and a hunger for results. .

Job Description

  • Servicing a roster of high profile accounts, supporting account directors to maximise team output and efficiency
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assisting with event organisation and management

Key Competencies

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree standard (essential)
  • Will ideally hold a full, clean driving licence

Experience and Knowledge

  • Two years minimum experience, ideally in agency

Abilities and Skills

The chosen applicant will have:-

  • An ability to think strategically
  • A creative, curious mind
  • First class written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent leadership qualities

Remuneration

Package:

  • Salary:  competitive, dependent on experience
  • 20 days holiday + additional 3 days between Christmas and new year. Additional day’s holiday for every year of service, up to 25 days
  • An extra day off on your birthday

 

WPR is a Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work for 2020.  Here’s why:

Benefits:

Work/Life Balance

  • Enhanced holiday leave
  • Flexible working location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Monthly flexi hour
  • Opportunity to buy/sell holiday
  • Emergency care leave
  • Live Free foundation – opportunity to apply for an annual grant to live your life to the full
  • Paid medical leave
  • Waggy Wednesdays – chance to bring your dog to work

 

Career Development & Progression

  • Weekly Learning Lunches
  • Annual tailored training programme
  • Monthly coaching-check ins with line manager to set / review objectives
  • Paid study leave

 

Providing Financial Support

  • Healthcare cash plans
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Emergency loans
  • Home deposit loans
  • Death in service cover
  • Access to hundreds of discounts at high street retailers
  • Company-funded employee gifts

 

Health & Wellbeing

  • Mental health first aiders
  • Employee assistance programme including Counselling, legal support and financial advice
  • GP helpline
  • Flu jabs
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Impact days – to support a cause close to your heart

 

Staying Social

  • Staff clubs including Book, Film, Football and Rounders
  • Table tennis tournaments
  • Firsty Fridays
  • Summer away days
  • Staff committees including Social, Thrive, Charity and Christmas

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