Account Director

Account Director
£43,000 - £48,000
We are seeking an Account Director to join a successful PR company and to work at our client’s offices in Reading. The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role within a PR agency ideally working with companies from the food or wellbeing industry. As an Account Director you will be responsible for working closely with your clients ensuring that you and your team play a key part in the digital and media marketing strategy. The role reports into the MD and Director of the company.

Responsibilities:

  • to direct & plan your accounts in order to meet the overall objectives & KPI’s
  •  responsible for managing the team to deliver your accounts needs / targets
  •  lead on key national sell-ins on your team’s accounts
  •  lead on news generation for your team’s accounts
  •  oversee lifestyle sell-ins on your team’s accounts
  •  responsible for all client’s / campaign’s media strategies i.e. reviewing media lists at the onset of campaigns / what the hooks are / regular reviews / the results
  •  contribute to news generation strategy on all clients
  • identify, build and maintain relationships with key influential media beneficial to client portfolio, in turn support the team in delivering against KPI’s

Skills:

  • proven solid media experience
  •  proven digital experience including social media, websites, & online marketing
  •  social media competencies
  •  excellent writing / news generation skills
  •  strong ability to build and manage beneficial media relationships and networks
  •  strategic and creative planning ability
  •  aptitude to develop successful long-term client relationships
  •  people management skills
  •  commercial awareness including the importance of budgeting, planning, forecasting and managing and minimising risk to retain profit margins
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, Aston Wade Recruitment will only be contacting those candidates that we feel meet the strict criteria our client has stipulated. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days of applying, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

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