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Account Director

  • Salary: Up to £60k base plus comms
  • Sector: Content
  • Sub-sector: Sales / Business Development
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Hybrid

job description

Our client, a Top 10 Consumer Public Relations Agency, is the market-leader in content creation and produce a combination of quality content and bespoke creative for the UK’s media. Their offering has evolved substantially from a one-stop-shop for news gen into a creative content powerhouse with several services to complement their unrivalled distribution.
It is an exciting time to be joining the business and they are now looking for an business development focused ACCOUNT DIRECTOR to grow their team further. The role will be to develop business directly from brands, either from scratch, or whom they already work with on a spot basis, but seek to develop into retained relationships.

To beef up and accelerate the growth of their brand partnerships and revenue, the Account Director will join the Brands team. Someone from a structured, disciplined, commercial sales side who is or will quickly be competent to speak the language of PR at a senior level with Comms Directors, Marketing Directors, and key decision-makers in that field.  Growth opportunities lie in several sectors but particularly SMEs and early-stage brands, this is a great opportunity for someone to build category specific strategies, from the bottom up e.g., Telco’s, Retail, or other key areas.
You will work with your Account Executive in building your client base. You will be targeted and receive generous commission paid monthly, for achieving targets and KPI’s, and going above and beyond the expectation of the business. We want to motivate and encourage growth and give you the support and freedom to own and build your strategy and action plan.

QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • This is, first and foremost, a sales role. You can teach the language of PR but not the hunger to network and build your own portfolio. You therefore need to be used to conversing at that C-Suite brand level and be able to open those opportunities.
  • A background in PR is not essential but is preferable. Being able to understand the pipeline, what is required, where to go and able to open opportunities with senior decision-makers is far more important.
  • The direct sales approach needs to be balanced with diplomacy and subtlety and relationship building, as we want to build long-term relationships.
  • We want someone that can really sell and is used to dealing with brands and marketing directors.
  • A go-getter who comes out from behind their computer and meets the clients.
  • Someone who has pace, a real self-driver able to see an opportunity, build his/her own strategy and identify a market proactively.
  • Driving business leads, presenting, networking
  • Having their finger on the pulse of popular culture and the current news agenda in social, national, and international news as well as TV and radio.
  • Brimming with great ideas and an ability to juggle and design a variety of channel opportunities and solutions.

CULTURE:

The offices are positive, vibrant, and energetic and full of brilliantly creative people who all contribute to making the business a phenomenal ideas factory.
Culturally, as a place to work, it is a very collaborative, friendly environment. They have a modern, stylish office with much greenery!

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