PR Account Executive (315 views)

Cape town, South Africa
Jun 7, 2018

Publicis Machine is one of South Africa’s largest communications agencies with 80 passionate employees, offering a unique combination of award-winning creativity, compelling consumer insights and leading digital capabilities. The agency is represented in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, with specialist talent across five core pillars: Narrative (content marketing), Answered (research), Moon Walk (public relations) and Nurun (technology.)

Moon Walk is the Public Relations division within Publicis Machine, specializing in strategically led public relations across multiple platforms. We have a variety of blue chip clients and offer both consumer and business to business PR.

Moon Walk is looking for a willing candidate to join a talented crew, who will actively contribute towards growing the agency into an award winning and reputable PR organization.

Job Description:

The PR Account Executive will manage, alongside her team, multiple accounts simultaneously, reporting to the Managing Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Account Manager with the implementation of well-conceptualised PR campaigns. This will include all tactical execution for brand and product launches and retainer work. It will include pitching to the media, media research as well as the regular compilation of reports.


  • Relevant PR tertiary qualification 
  • 2 years of experience in PR
  • Computer literate, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Strong writing and admin skills
  • Confident individual with excellent presentation skills
  • An excellent grasp of the English language
  • Excellent editing and proof checking abilities
  • Must be able to work well in a team
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Must also be able to work under stress and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel if required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience within an integrated agency environment is a plus

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and manages PR projects/programmes and campaigns. This includes implementation of the all key actions relating to the defined strategy
  • Proactively pitching clients to national and regional media and securing media placement. Co-ordination of all media opportunities
  • Building and maintenance of strong media relationships, fostering existing relationships and consistently sourcing new contacts to build additional relationships with the media
  • Building and maintenance of strong Influencer relationships
  • Monitoring the media for opportunities for clients
  • Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings
  • Event management
  • Undertaking research for new business proposals and presenting to potential new clients
  • Compilation of accurate and regular reports





Salary: R10 - 15 000