Job Vacancy: Senior Account Executive

JOB SUMMARY

This is a fantastic opportunity to join 4media group, a fast growing, creative group of communications and research agencies based in a vibrant hub near Clerkenwell Green. We are on the lookout for an experienced and ambitious Senior Account Executive to join our expanding PR team and play a key role in shaping and delivering impactful campaigns for a diverse portfolio of clients.

The successful candidate will combine proven media relations expertise, project management capabilities, creative flair and strong client handling skills.  They will help originate distinctive ideas and story angles and be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with media and influencers, driving programme delivery and selling-in stories and content to deliver impact. We deliver multi-channel campaigns for a diverse client portfolio, so the ability to pivot easily between different categories and sectors would be an advantage.

Ideally, the candidate will have 2+ years experience as an Account Executive in a PR agency and strong media contacts across radio, TV, online and print.

If you would relish the opportunity to be a part of and contribute to an exciting phase of growth at the group, we would love to hear from you!

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Maintain and grow relationships with broad range of media contacts and influencers
  • Stay connected to the media agenda in order to bring valuable insights to the way we develop and deliver campaigns
  • Sell-in newsworthy media stories and achieving stand-out coverage
  • Research and suggest possible news angles and draft press and broadcast releases
  • Maintain first class administration on all client accounts; ensuring all relevant client folders are kept in correct working order; preparation of internal / external status reports and contact sheets; ensuring coverage reports are kept up to date
  • Support on campaign planning globally and implementation locally for a range of consumer campaigns both global and UK, with excellent project management skills (timelines, logistics, budget trackers) and attention to detail
  • Create copy and content that will earn attention (press releases, cue sheets, video storyboards, etc)
  • Work with your line manager on new business opportunities within existing accounts and help prepare creative proposals
  • Achieve required objectives and KPIs for each project within agreed costs and timeframes whilst ensuring correct standards for all work is met satisfactorily
  • Support the account manager on campaign delivery.
  • Manage and support the development of other juniors and interns.
  • Understand and manage budget process for accounts, pipeline, proposals and expenses

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  •  Previous agency experience at SAE/ AE level required
  • Good understanding of the media landscape both in UK and globally, across traditional and non-traditional / new media channels. Ability to handle and build relationships with diverse media and influencers
  • Strong organisational, administrative and time management skills with ability to delegate, multi-task, show initiative and work to tight deadlines with excellent attention to detail
  • A creative flair with the ability to originate strong ideas and write impactful copy for different requirements: cue sheets, press releases, proposals, status reports, contact reports, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the business with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneDrive, SharePoint) with some understanding of tools including RAJAR, Gorkana, Media.info, Radio Maps etc
  • Confidence to represent 4media group when required
  • Curiosity about what’s going on in media and popular culture
  • Confidence to represent 4media group when required

 COMPANY BENEFITS

 The Company’s benefits package includes:

  • Group Pension Scheme – 3% Employer Contribution
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance (upon completion of your probation period)
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan on request
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Weekly team breakfast every Monday

If you are interested in this role, please send a resume and cover letter to Cassie.Perivolaris@4media-group.com with the subject line “Senior Account Executive Application”.

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