PR Account Executive, Speed Communications

Function: PR Assistant

Role categories: PR and Communications

  • Rate/Salary: Up to £18,000 + benefits
  • Location: Bristol
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: 03/05/2017
  • Expires: 08/10/2017

Job description

PR Account Executive (B2B & Corporate)

Bristol

£18,000 + benefits  

Speed Communications is a proactive, creative and commercially driven communications agency spanning Corporate & Business, Consumer & Lifestyle, and Foodservice & Hospitality. We have 50 staff predominantly based in between Bristol, with revenues in excess of £5m.

Are you looking for a new challenge and keen to join a dynamic and creative fast growing team? Fancy getting some interesting, high-profile national clients on your books? We’re looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious AE to join our Business and Corporate PR team in Bristol and work on some of the agency’s big ticket clients.

As part of the core client day to day team you will provide support managing campaigns and clients day-to-day. You’ll be coming up with creative story angles, engaging national, trade and regional journalists, consulting with the client on media opportunities and developing you own consulting skills and strategic thinking working with an account manager.

You’ll have plenty of support from the senior team and lots of opportunities for training, and to develop your own particular skills and interests. By necessity, we’re a fluid team, which means you’ll get exposure to all elements of the running of our Business and Corporate clients, which come from a range of sectors including professional services, automotive, manufacturing and education.

We’re open to new ideas and not afraid of a challenge, all of which underpins our drive to deliver the best possible results for clients and enjoy ourselves while we do it.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the implementation of PR projects and programmes from initial brief, through to drafting content, media relations and campaign evaluation working with your account manager
  • Build and maintain strong media relationships that help us to deliver for clients
  • Development of an in-depth knowledge of the client's business and the sector in which they operate to ensure PR initiatives are relevant and competitive.
  • Over time build and maintain strong client relationships, to support the account activity
  • Support the account teams with reporting and account management

Person specification

You’ll have some experience of working in a PR consultancy or an in-house PR team (even if just from an internship) and have a growing understanding of the business-to-business sector. You’ll be a strong writer and communicator with the ability to develop close professional relationships with clients and colleagues. You’ll be ambitious and proactive with excellent organisational skills, and you will relish the opportunity to work in a fun, creative agency environment.

*graduates with relevant experience are invited to apply

Benefits

The rewards

  • 25 days holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (not including Bank holidays)
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme of up to 5 days per year
  • Additional 5 days holiday on your 5th anniversary year
  • Company pension scheme
  • Outstanding training and development programme
  • Well-being programme inc. weekly fruit delivery, monthly massages, eye-care vouchers
  • Refer a friend and new business incentives
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts at various shopping outlets