PR ACCOUNT MANAGER (GLOBAL AGENCY)

Phil Rands

£Competitive + Excellent Benefits – Greater Manchester, M1

A PR Account Manager is needed to join one of the UK’s largest and most successful integrated marketing communications agencies near Manchester. Expect to work on several major clients in the Retail, Consumer Healthcare and Financial Services sectors. It is an exciting role for someone looking to progress their Public Relations career within a growing team, with plenty of scope for progression.
The role will be working remotely in the short term, but longer term can be primarily based in their Prestbury or Manchester office. Some frequent travel to the Prestbury campus will be required.
With over 300 offices across 125 countries this global marketing communications agency employs thousands worldwide and works with some of the globe’s brightest brands. The Manchester agency is an exciting hub employing over 300 highly talented people all housed within a state-of-the-art 8-acre campus which includes a swimming pool, ghosts a cat named Tom and veg allotments! 
Joining as the PR Account Manager / SAM you will be a key member of their PR team working on several key clients across the Retail, Consumer Healthcare and Financial Services sectors. Specifically, duties will include: 
  • Building effective relationships with clients to fully understand their aims. 
  • Developing effective PR strategies that maximise exposure for the client and presenting ideas to senior stakeholders.
  • Overseeing regular events and gaining coverage with regional media outlets to drive attendance.
  • Building relationships with key media contacts (national press, lifestyle and broadcast) to sell in stories and ensure high levels of exposure for the clients.
  • Overseeing a small team, providing support and direction to ensure all work is completed on time to a high standard.
  • Producing well written and relevant press releases.
To qualify… You should be a PR Account Manager / PR AM / PR SAM / Senior PR Account Manager / PR Campaign Manager / PR Consultant / Communications Manager or similar with a CV that demonstrates:
  • Previous B2C PR experience is essential – additional B2B experience would be advantageous.
  • Media Relations experience working with national press and broadcast partners.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience leading and developing others.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a PR Account Manager to join one of the largest marketing communications agencies in the UK. In return, you can expect a competitive package, a culture ideally suited to those who enjoy pursuing personal career development and a working environment that really is hard to beat.