We believe that Performance Communications is a great place to work. But don’t just take our word for it.
In a recent employee survey*, 100% of people said they would recommend Performance to a friend. 96% said Performance is a fun place to work and 92% said they enjoyed their job.
We think we’re different. We genuinely believe in ensuring our employees have a work / life balance. Both offices finish early at the end of the week and we also provide social budgets to give teams an opportunity to unwind at the end of the day. We close over Christmas so we can all take time away from the office.
We also offer a wide range of perks and benefits including fresh fruit, massages and regular training for everyone. Our holiday allowance increases the longer you’ve been here and people also have the opportunity to buy more holiday.
Check out an overview of the different benefits and perks we offer:
We value people who are enthusiastic, ambitious and passionate about their work. If you are interested in joining a team of creative, fun individuals**, please send an email to email@example.com
** When asked to describe the agency, the top words used were fun, family, team and creative.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bored? Need a new challenge? Love writing about cars? Love creating stand-out stories and content? We’re recruiting new comms talent to support major account wins.
Position outline The role is to join the sports team within Performance Communications’ UK office, an award-winning specialist sports, automotive and technology agency based in Kingston upon Thames. The agency’s sporting activity has included both leveraging the sponsorships undertaken by its automotive clients (e.g. ŠKODA/Cycling, Maserati/Cycling, Maserati/Harlequins, Citroën/Arsenal) and a mix of pure-play sports clients (e.g. World Corporate Golf Challenge, crankedUP, Wolf Run and the Fullsteam Castle to Coast triathlon). Current areas of active involvement include cycling, Olympic sports, golf, sports technology and women’s sport. Reporting line & team The role will work report directly to the team’s Director. The Director is responsible for the strategic and creative lead of accounts on a day-to-day basis. Key accountabilities General • Proactive media contact – both on & offline • Press release writing & creative editorial content development • Social Media – input into content calendar development and ongoing community management • Video / Photographic / Infographic content development • Media event management • Action all account housekeeping related matters including the weekly client reports, meeting agendas, minutes, contact reports and circulation, internal team coordination • Ongoing monitoring of on and offline media for stories of interest relating to all accounts • Write briefs for third party suppliers including photography, filming, events and branding • Coordinate and manage suppliers to deliver plans on objective, message and budget • Assist in creating market insights, including consumer, media and PR trends and competitor activity • Coordinate the evaluation reports and liaise with agency suppliers to deliver accurate and informative reports across all work streams • Act as solid and reliable support for senior team members Candidate profile The role demands a strong understanding and experience of media requirements and what drives the sports news agenda. First class communications skills, must be digitally fluent and strong interpersonal abilities are a must. Drive and enthusiasm to meet client expectations and speed of delivery are all essential. The ability to provide solid and reliable support to senior team members through logical thinking and problem solving is also highly desirable. Ideal candidates will be fascinated by the world of sport, and the sports industry as well as passionate about communications. Other attributes: • Eye for a strong editorial angle • Ability to manage workload effectively and be responsible for a number of projects at any one time • Strong written skills (and accurate spelling) with high attention to detail • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels throughout the company • Excellent organisational and administrative skills • Ability to work on own initiative • A team player with endless enthusiasm, a level-head and a great sense of humour • Fully computer literate in Microsoft packages Remuneration Competitive package offered commensurate with experience (AE or SAE) Benefits include: – 25 days per year holiday – Inclusion within Company’s private health insurance policy after 12 months’ service – Contribution to monthly gym / sports club membership Visit the ‘Why work for us’ section of our website. How to apply Please send your CV to email@example.com
We have a new exciting role for a strong Account Executive working across a number of motorcycle / automotive accounts.
PR ACCOUNT MANAGER / SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER VACANCY If you are passionate about PR and comms, have an eye for a story and are looking for a new fulfilling challenge, then this could be the job for you. We’re looking for someone to join our team at the UK’s leading automotive communications agency and help shape the comms for a number of exciting household automotive brands. The candidate must have a passion for writing. And ideally writing about cars. With an understanding of the automotive landscape and its emerging trends and what makes a news story. We are looking for someone experienced in managing clients so the ideal candidate will have worked in a PR agency. Key Responsibilities: Delivering an ‘always-on’ approach to proactive creative news story and content generation To find and tell compelling and engaging product and consumer stories Copywriting for news releases, media briefings & messaging documents All aspects of the day-to-day account management, including the daily delivery of a plan and objectives, ensuring KPIs are achieved, budgets managed and client is updated as necessary Maintaining close relationships with client teams to provide support and counsel and fostering wider client relationships Conceiving, developing, producing and delivering PR campaigns that deliver agreed client objectives and messages on time and to budget Can work confidently on Powerpoint to create presentations that either help ‘sell’ an idea to a client or outline how a PR campaign would be delivered Briefing and managing third-party suppliers including film production companies, photographers and graphic designers Have experience working with influencers / understand the influencer landscape Media and influencer relations Skills, experience and qualifications required: Excellent communication skills – both spoken and written Technical writing skills are essential, accompanied by the attention to detail of a sub editor Creativity – experience coming up with small news stories to big bang campaigns Excellent people and client management skills Able to work flexibly and think on their feet Ability to work to self-imposed deadlines Ability to build strong relationships both internally, externally and with media Time and task management A key understanding of the latest developments across the automotive industry Confident on PowerPoint Experience mentoring / line-managing juniors (preferable but not essential) Agency experience (preferable but not essential) Understanding of the relationship between PR and SEO (good to have but not essential) To apply for this role, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org Find out more about working at Performance here.
Are you a self-starter looking to join the UK’s leading automotive communications agency? After a recent spate of new business wins we have an exciting new role to support a well known, premium automotive brand with a truly global reach. We’re looking for an individual that has experience working in the worlds of luxury, tech or automotive. This is a pan-European brief so EMEA experience would be preferred. The successful candidate will work in close alignment with marketing, product planning, agency partners, and other key regional and global functions to develop and deploy integrated strategic communications programmes. Located at Performance Communications, Kingston-Upon-Thames, but with regular travel to Frankfurt, Zurich and in key markets. Key accountabilities Responsible for the overall execution of rolling 12-month strategic PR communication plans Help to develop the long-term communications plan, with a holistic PR approach including print, broadcast, online, social media and events Be the point person for the clients, including PR, Marketing and Events, including related agency partners Coordinate and manage local market activity, working directly with the client and local market consultants to maximise results Team management and motivation to ensure that the team meets the client brief, including deadlines and goals to a standard that is expected of Performance Communications Leadership & management behavioural competencies Passionate about good, simple and effective PR Strong communicator and able to upwards manage as well as delegate work effectively to three junior staff Ability to nurture and build the experiences of team members An appetite for progression and leading by example across all CSR matters Ability to work in a fluid and fast-paced environment and adapt to working whilst travelling either abroad or within the UK Quick learner, adaptable and pragmatic thinker, whilst being tenacious, results driven and resilient Highly motivated and committed Culturally sensitive and adaptable, whilst being an approachable team player Takes initiative and able to work autonomously and conducts themselves in a professional manner at all times Able to make recommendations to the client and senior team members Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to support the agency in its growth Represent your team within the agency environment at company team meetings To apply for this role, please send your CV to email@example.com Find out more about working at Performance here.
Are you creative? Do you like a challenge? Do you want to work in an environment that nurtures talent? We have a number of vacancies for Junior Account Executives and Account Executives for pivotal roles within the Automotive brand teams at Performance Communications. We can’t teach you ‘attitude’, but we can help you grow into a communications professional with skills and experiences that will stay with you forever. Working across a number of household brands, the successful candidates (plural as we have a number of vacancies) will be capable of performing and helping to supervise essential day-to-day account tasks from media audits to copywriting and from media relations to influencer engagement. Located at Performance Communications, Kingston-Upon-Thames, but with occasional travel across the UK and abroad. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR…WHAT CAN YOU BRING TO US? A will to learn, to push yourself is just as important – if not more so – than oodles of experience doing one task or another. Attitude is key for us. We want people who want to try, test, learn and develop We’re always a natural extension of our client therefore relationship management is critical…just be a nice person…it goes a long way Be proactive – we want people to suggest ideas, create ideas and share ideas. Again…from the simple to the big and brave Demonstrate an understanding of the PR and communications process and the new and emerging technologies at our disposal Have a working knowledge of project management from the simple photo-shoot to exposure to more complicated video shoots and media experiential events Display strong writing skills Can demonstrate an ability to deliver high quality work on time and within budget and flag any issues to senior colleagues and help solve any problems We want team players; you know the phrase….there’s no ‘I’ in…. Oh, and be a self-starter. If you are interested in applying for any of these roles, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org