Senior Account Manager – Automotive

March 27, 2019
Performance Comms

Are you a proactive self-starting PR professional with curiosity at your core, and an eye for a story? If so, this could be the role for you.

We are looking for an experienced Account Manager looking for the next step up or a Senior Account Manager wanting to join a leading, multi-award winning communications agency, working across global automotive brands. This particular role focuses on a number of key agency accounts and you will manage innovative activations, projects, creative content creation, earned media storytelling, media relations, and much more! If you want to be a part of a forward thinking business and team, and push your boundaries as a comms specialist, this is the job for you!

Job Description

  • Daily communication with clients to build successful working relationships
  • Project lead on activation delivery; from managing the brief, taking part in the creative process, presenting and delivering the idea across appropriate comms channels – ensuring outputs/outcomes are appropriately aligned to client needs & objectives
  • Support the Account Director in leading the team and developing the accounts
  • Owning the client relationship, providing input, keeping them apprised of time lines and managing expectations
  • Copywriting – Identifying newsworthy stories, press release writing and proof reading
  • Media and social influencer relations (automotive, tech, lifestyle, finance)
  • Engaging in concept generation and brainstorming, and presenting creative concepts in a compelling manner
  • Budget management skills

The Successful Applicant

  • Agency experience preferred
  • Experience with automotive and/or tech brands preferred
  • Interest in cars would be beneficial
  • Project management experience with an understanding of integrated comms
  • Ideally B2B as well as B2C client experience
  • Confident media relations skills (ideally with a good black book of contacts)
  • A confident copywriter, with a passion for finding and writing newsworthy stories
  • Ideally experience in creating data driven new stories
  • Good understanding of traditional and digital PR and/or marketing
  • Client services experience
  • Able to quickly build relationships
  • Assertive in advising clients and managing their expectations
  • Previous Automotive/dealer experience a plus
  • Driven and curious individual comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

What’s on Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Immediate start
  • Work with blue chip clients
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Friendly and supportive agency environment

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