Job title: Account Manager
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: R4 to R6
Job published: 02 June 2021
Job reference no: 1026737999

Job Description

An award-winning global public relations firm has a vacancy for PR Account Manager

As a PR Account Manager, you are on top of everything happening in your portfolio of clients – you know what needs to happen when and ensure it gets done. You identify any potential issues early on and display problem-solving skills to rectify any issues alongside your AD. You are the primary point of contact for clients and they trust you. With the help of your team , you ensure reporting is slick and accurate. 

Core Capabilities:

  • Account management: Demonstrate real-time knowledge of all client activities, ensure status documents are updated, run client status meetings, and take ownership for initiatives
  • Delegation: Demonstrate ability to effectively delegate tasks, ensuring timeous completion and quality
  • Project management skills: Take responsibility for specific projects from start-to-finish
  • Selling ideas: Demonstrate advanced presentation and influencing skills
  • Strategy: Develop, alongside your team, strategic and tactical client proposals, plans and calendars
  • Writing: Demonstrate an ability to write effective content for your full client portfolio and display proficient editing skills
  • Media relations: Drive journalist relationship-building initiatives within the team, across your full client portfolio, display an excellent knowledge of the South African media landscape (and an interest in the broader African media landscape), develop solid media relationships, and oversee the effective running of your team’s entire media relations process
  • Pitching skills: Write and pitch excellent quality, relevant story angles to targeted media, displaying creativity and an understanding of newsworthiness
  • Research: Demonstrate strong research skills, and assimilation and presentation of information
  • Newsroom: Participate in daily Newsroom/media meetings and ensure relevant news and angles are marked and shared with clients

Experience required:

  • At least 4 years working for a PR agency working with clients from the B2B, Corporate or Technology sector
  • Suitable qualification/s in PR and Communications