PR Account Executive

Location:Guildford, Surrey
Salary:£20000 - £24000 per annum
Type:Permanent
Sector:Advertising and PR

Our niche client is looking for a PR Account Executive to join their friendly busy team.

Ideally you will be a recent graduate with a passion for PR and Comms and looking for an exciting company that invests in its staff and their long-term career development.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Reading and monitoring all incoming publications and online outlets
  • Social media monitoring
  • Proactively considering and sharing creative ideas, trends and stories that could support our campaigns
  • Ensuring media correspondence records are up to date
  • Regularly updating the forward features schedule through contact with publications and incoming updates
  • Preparing and posting social media content for organisation
  • Creating eye-catching narratives for impactful storytelling through pitches, blogs, press releases and social media
  • Sourcing and preparation of press lists and distribution of press releases
  • Pitching stories and following up on press releases/ feature ideas
  • Monitoring, creating, posting organic and paid-for content across multiple social media channels
  • Ensuring incoming journalist queries are responded to in an impactful and timely manner
  • Saving and sharing press cuttings
  • Reporting on results
  • Regular communication with client sales teams/partners to ensure information on record remains up to date
  • Assisting in event organisation including supplier liaison
  • Keeping all internal information sources up to date including Award Profiles, Awards and Entries
  • Proactively chasing for and recording details of awards competitions including opening dates, criteria etc and informing team
  • Saving down all awards images and information when received
  • Assisting in ordering supplies and ensuring delivery
  • Preparing entries for sending/delivery

Key Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good writing skills with a strong grasp of English grammar and vocabulary
  • Confidence in ‘thinking outside the box’ and knowing when to do so
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage a busy workload
  • A positive, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ attitude
  • An abundance of common sense
  • Highly articulate
  • Quick learner
  • Thrives as a member of a close-knit team
  • No fear in communicating with key stakeholders – most crucially, our clients and the media
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking, and jumping from task to task calmly and competently
  • Comfortable and competent at independently managing a varied workload
  • Confident and competent at managing ‘curve balls’ on the to-do list
  • Confident in sharing ideas and questioning the status quo
  • Responds well to a busy environment
  • Unafraid to tackle new challenges and ‘muck in’
  • Inquisitive and eager to learn
  • Natural and keen interest in the media and property environments, with a proactive approach to understanding and forming opinions on the news agenda
  • Natural and keen interest in keeping up with lifestyle and consumer trends
  • Natural user of social media and willingness to keep learning as the technology changes

Benefits:

  • Hybrid office/home working
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Company pension plan
  • Proactive/fast-track training and development opportunities
  • 20 days holiday per year, extending to up to 25 days
  • Birthday off and office Christmas closure (holiday allowance saved)
  • Team social calendar

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