PR Account Manager (220 views)

Calling all PR Account Managers with two or more years’ client management experience and excellent PR skills.

Want to join the PR division of one of SA’s well known and award-winning independent advertising agencies?

The role is based in Cape Town and reports to the Account Director.

ROLE PURPOSE

Responsible for maintaining client and media relationships and driving the implementation of PR campaigns.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Business or communications tertiary qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • 2-3 years PR experience
  • Experience on financial clients preferable (or business experience)
  • Fully MS Office literate
  • Diverse and excellent writing skills
  • In-depth understanding of SA media environment and dynamics
  • Presentation skills beneficial
  • Passion for client delivery and service
  • Organisation and administration skills

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the implementation of PR campaigns and focus on achieving results
  • Proactively provide support to clients in order to ensure their satisfaction
  • Ongoing investment in client and industry knowledge
  • Begin taking ownership of specific parts of campaigns
  • Assist with strategising and preparing PR campaigns for clients
  • Deal with the media and other key influencers in a professional manner
  • Produce good quality written work, including monthly status reports, media releases, client correspondence, presentation and proposals
  • Assist with preparing and delivering presentations to clients
  • Provide day-to-day management of client campaigns and be regarded as the first point of contact for clients
  • Ensure effective communication internally to account assistants and account directors, as well as across client service teams
  • Ensure all finance administration (timesheets, cost estimates, invoices, purchase orders and billings) are accurate and completed timeously
  • Report on administration of financial issues to account director regularly to ensure smooth flow of information and accurate billings
  • Assist with pursuing and closing such business when relevant

SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE WITHIN 3 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR APPLICATION PLEASE TAKE IT THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL.

Salary: Negotiable

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