Location:
Bristol

Salary:
£24,000 + benefits

Benefits:

• 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (not including Bank holidays)
• Additional holiday purchase scheme of up to 5 days per year
• Additional 5 days’ holiday on your 5th anniversary year
• Company pension scheme
• Outstanding training and development programme
• Refer a friend and new business incentives
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Refer a friend and new business incentives
• Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
• Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts at various shopping outlets

Closing date:
18 May 2017

How to apply:
To apply, please send your CV and ideally a covering letter to recruitment@speedcomms.com

 

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18 April 2017

PR Account Manager (Consumer & Lifestyle)

PR Account Manager, Bristol. (Consumer & Lifestyle),

£24,000 + exceptional benefits,

Here at Speed Commuications, we pride ourselves on being creative, energetic, curious, brave, supportive and savvy and we’re looking for a dedicated, ambitious and creative Account Manager who can help us achieve this.

Joining our Consumer & Lifestyle team, you’ll be immersed in a hardworking yet fun loving team who specialise in thinking big. We do more than bread and butter product placement; our specialism is delivering brilliantly creative campaigns that make a real difference for our clients, all underpinned with top-class client service.

About the role:

Account Managers play a key role in client, team and campaign management, from working with the senior agency team to develop campaign and programme proposals and being the first point of call day to day for clients, to managing junior teams and maximising media relationships to deliver outstanding results across national, print, online and broadcast media.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships, demonstrating client management skills with the ability to confidently take client briefs and ask the right questions in a consultative way.
  • Delegating actions and managing junior team members, acting as the central lynchpin for the account team, ensuring the smooth delivery of programmes and campaigns.
  • Overseeing and encouraging team development and progression, challenging junior members to take on new responsibilities while supporting and guiding.
  • Undertaking regular media relations – leading by example with the junior team.
  • Regularly spotting and sharing news hijacking and general opportunities for clients and brands.
  • Applying smart, creative, lateral thinking across everything you do, incl. media relations and content development
  • Running, taking part in and actively contributing to team brainstorms across all team accounts.
  • Developing and managing teams to craft copy that’s engaging, persuasive and on brand, requiring minimal input from senior teams.
  • Managing the creation of compelling visual content e.g. imagery, videos, infographics etc.
  • Getting involved with new business pitches as and when required.
  • Working with the senior team to develop proposals that are strong, well-researched and creative that support client business objectives.
  • Presenting and ‘selling’ proposals and plans to clients with confidence, energy and conviction.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the social media landscape and new developments.

About you:

  • You will ideally have previous management experience with the ability to support and manage a team of brilliantly bright and superbly social Account Executives.
  • You are bright, creative, passionate and driven with the ability to talk confidently in external meetings.
  • You’re already an Account Manager, or a seasoned Senior Account Executive ready to make the next step. Alternatively, you’ll have in-house PR experience, working on consumer brands.
  • You’re able to come up with big, creative, content-led ideas that excite our clients.
  • You’re a newshound who can sniff out opportunities and stories on a daily basis.
  • You have an address book bursting with media contacts.
  • You love building strong, long-lasting relationships with your clients, and are experienced at being the first point of contact on a daily basis.
  • You’re an excellent communicator with a high level of written ability and superb attention to detail.
  • You can work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a bustling environment.
  • You can implement high quality PR and social campaigns from brief to evaluation and everything in between.
  • You embrace the world of digital and social media