PR Account Manager (Cape Town) (445 views)

CAPE TOWN - Sea Point
May 22, 2018

Boutique PR Agency with prestigious clients in the hospitality, travel, restaurant & wine industries, seeking enthusiastic, sophisticated and super organised PR Account Manager. 12-Month contract initially, with the possibility of extension.

Requirements: PR qualification and 5+ years PR agency experience in traditional PR; excellent communications and organisational skills; and a talent for writing. Hospitality and travel experience will be advantageous, as well as a knowledge of wine and fine dining.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a small team with an outstanding reputation, to service hand picked clients and work with some of the leading industry brands.

Job description

  • Formulation, management and execution of PR strategies and plans
  • Develop close relationships with clients and understanding of their business
  • Media liaison – identify media opportunities, disseminate press releases, pitch stories to the media, follow-up, and secure the publicity
  • Social Media Management
  • Will include some hosting and entertaining after hours
  • Writing of media releases, content and editorial copy
  • Working with a small team – overseeing some administrative functions such as managing media clippings, media contact lists and compiling PR reportsSkills required

Skills required

  • Relevant PR qualification
  • 5+ Years experience in a PR Agency – dealing with the media
  • Excellent writing skills and command of English language, spelling and grammar
  • Ability to work on multiple projects/clients simultaneously
  • Good computer skills (MS Office)Skills advantageous

Skills advantageous

  • Experience in the hospitality industry
  • Exposure to international travel, hotels, restaurants
  • Knowledge of wine  
  • Personal Skills/Attributes

Personal skills/attributes

  • Excellent communicator
  • Organised
  • Confident
  • Reliable
  • Take pride in your work
  • Deadline driven
  • Detail oriented
  • Hard worker
  • Positive and friendly
  • And a ‘Yes, I can do!’ attitude


Salary: Negotiable