Senior Account Manager (Jaywing PR)

We’re looking for a talented and passionate PR Senior Account Manager to join our team in Leeds.

As one of the north’s biggest PR agencies, and with a huge range of national and international clients, you’ll be joining one of the most innovative, and genuinely industry leading (and changing!) agencies in the country.

The PR we do here isn’t regular PR. We don’t just get coverage in newspapers (although we do do that), we take search and digital insight to create campaigns that meet multiple objectives, from more traditional brand awareness, to improving organic search performance.

There isn’t anyone like us, we’re forward thinking and strive to be the best at everything we do. So, we are looking for a digital savvy, commercially aware account director to lead and inspire a team of the best PR professionals in Leeds. Please see below for a little bit more about the role itself, and what we’re looking for from you

Key responsibilities

You will be responsible for managing and leading a team in the delivery of consistent, high quality activities for a range of clients

You will take overall responsibility for client performance, ensuring that targets are met consistently

You will create and deliver regular client performance reviews

You will be the first point of contact for your clients and relevant departments within the business, able to act as a trusted adviser

You will seek out potential new clients, and assist with preparation for and delivery of new client pitches

You will have a solid understanding of the business and other departments, in order to deliver a smooth, integrated service

You understand and represent the wider business in everything you do

You will critically evaluate everything you see and do, from media materials created by your team through to processes and their efficiency/effectiveness

You will lead your team in devising new ideas, and assess them for suitability with your client’s aims and objectives constantly front of mind

You will be responsible for liaising with key agency departments to translate client briefs and devise an effective plan that delivers on target and budget

You will support and develop your team, identifying areas of strength and development, and working with individual team members and your AD to track success – implementing bespoke training plans where necessary

You will distribute work throughout the team, delegating responsibility when and where appropriate

You will understand your clients’ businesses and industries, taking the time to stay informed on industry developments that could represent threats or opportunities

You will drive your team in building and improving journalist relationships

You will oversee all account admin, ensuring that essential reporting and internal tasks are completed on time and to the highest quality

Skills required

You are an excellent multi-tasker, working with passion, creativity and proactivity

You will have experience and the ability to manage a number of accounts and projects simultaneously

You will have experience of managing challenging accounts

You are able to act as a trusted adviser and sounding board for your client contacts

You will have experience of line managing at least five reports, within a hierarchical structure

You will have a sound understanding and awareness of major media outlets, media tools, and social media channels

You will have worked for a range of businesses, including B2B and B2C

You will be comfortable planning and leading pure PR, pure social, and mixed accounts

Excellent media relations and a solid ‘little black book’ of contacts

Excellent attention to detail, and the ability to critically evaluate your own work and that of your team

A solutions-led approach, with a constant focus on results

Understanding of administration and processes, and their importance to effective team performance

You will have the ability to support individual team members and assist them in their career progression, acting as a mentor to your reports and peers


Interested? Please apply with your CV following the link below!


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