Vacancy

Position

Senior PR Account Executive / Account Manager – Consumer

WPR is one of the most award-winning PR and social media agencies in the UK right now.  Servicing a roster of exceptional brands including Greene King, Volvo, Oxfam, Pyrex, Endsleigh and Redrow, we are in the top-ten agencies outside London, according to PR Week.

Following a series of high profile client wins, we have an opportunity for a Senior Account Executive or Account Manager to join our fast-growing consumer team and play a lead role in delivering award-winning campaigns for some big-name brands.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about PR, have outstanding written and verbal communications skills, be highly organised, creative and a team player. We are looking for a Senior Account Executive or Account Manager 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.

Job Description

  • Servicing a roster of high profile accounts, supporting account directors on meeting team and client KPIs
  • Liaising with clients, acting as an extension of their team and nurturing a strong, professional relationship, built on trust
  • Developing relationships with key influencers to secure client coverage
  • Selling-in client stories to national and regional journalists to deliver hard-hitting campaigns which meet or beat targets
  • Helping to create valuable, relevant and consistent content for clients, which helps to attract and retain a clearly defined audience
  • 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, creative ideation and providing valuable insight to the team for new campaigns
  • 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 18 months or more years’ PR experience, ideally from an agency background

Abilities and Skills

The successful applicant will ideally have:-

  • Passion and enthusiasm in abundance
  • A professional manner, and the ability to deal with clients at board-level
  • 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

Core Competencies

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

Salary and Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Company-paid health cash plan
  • Auto enrolment into the company pension scheme, with enhanced employer contributions
  • 20 days holiday per year – in addition to birthday and three days between Christmas and New Year.  An extra day’s holiday for each year worked (following the first full year), up to a maximum of five additional days
  • A flexi hour each month
  • Ongoing training
  • Flexible working hours

 

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