Job Vacancy – Junior Account Executive

April 1, 2021
Nicola McKelvey

Job description

We have created a new exciting role for an eager to learn Junior Account Executive.

Working across several exciting automotive and start-up brands, we are looking for someone who enjoys media relations and ideally has an interest (if not experience) in SEO.

The Agency has a reputation for nurturing and developing talent, and prides itself on being at the forefront of modern PR and communications.

Located at Performance Communications, Kingston-Upon-Thames, this job would be split between office (2-3 days a week) and home.

Experience

  • A self-starter JAE-level individual (ideal for a graduate or someone with placement experience) who has an interest in communications and/or SEO or automotive
  • Good writing skills
  • Time management
  • Admin and reporting
  • An understanding of PR
  • An understanding of SEO link building preferable but not essential
  • Understanding of key social channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube etc)
  • An interest in learning about new digital tools

Key accountabilities

  • Collation of reports and status updates for several accounts
  • Identify media opportunities
  • Media relations in general
  • Build and manage media lists
  • Online SEO tool management
  • Assist in distribution of press releases, imagery, videos and other story-telling assets to the media
  • Establish relationships with all client teams as well as key personnel elsewhere in the businesses to ensure direct access to key people who can provide data / information / opinion etc for any relevant content
  • Research to provide insights / gather information to support the creation of engaging content and news stories
  • Support ideation and delivery of content ideas – from simple release to larger campaigns
  • Ensure high quality of content and written copy
  • Plan, organise and prioritise workloads
  • Research to help the team in producing market insights across different industry sectors, media and spot trends as well as being aware of competitor activity
  • Act as solid and reliable support for senior team members

Behavioural competencies

  • Good communicator who can upwards manage as well as prioritise their own work
  • A logical and clear thinker with an attention for detail and deadlines
  • A self-starter who conducts themselves in a professional manner
  • Ability to juggle priorities and work in a fluid and fast-paced environment
  • Get the basics right – be passionate about good, simple and effective PR/comms with a strong eye for an editorial angle
  • A desire to challenge and be challenged
  • An appetite for progression and able to work off constructive feedback
  • Quick learner, adaptable and pragmatic thinker, whilst being tenacious, results driven and resilient
  • Highly motivated and committed with great attention to detail
  • A team player with the gravitas to sometimes deal with senior stakeholders

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to nicola@performancecomms.com

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