Account Director – strategic, UK & global brand PR, including fascinating social purpose activity

This highly respected strategic communications consultancy boasts a client list that any global agency would be proud of. It excels at bringing a particularly consultative and intelligent approach to consumer PR and is now looking to recruit a first rate Account Director or Senior Account Director.

The emphasis is very much on delivering strategic brand campaigns with personality and developing world-class brand narratives and stories. You will be joining a team whose activity is driven as much by influencer engagement campaigns and content development as it is traditional media relations. You will get exposure to a mix of UK and global consumer PR for the agency’s flagship brands, including fascinating, creative campaigns around those brands’ social purpose activity.

Unlike in some agencies, the team is relatively lean at the more senior levels. As such the expectations at Account Director level are high, but so too are the opportunities for ownership and growth. You will very much be the day to day lead on key accounts, with the scope to take on as much responsibility as you want.

Desired skills and experience include:
– a strong track record in UK consumer PR and media relations work, but now want to focus on developing and critiquing strategic brand campaigns on both a UK and global level
– ideally experience working with big FMCG brands as you will need to understand and cope with the pace and quality expectations of working with large organisations
– experience of writing, developing and implementing strategic PR plans
– intellectually curious
– a self-starter who thrives on taking ownership and driving things forward, whilst being part of a great collaborative team
– the ability to combine strong analysis, strategic thinking and planning, with powerful creativity
– experience of line management, supervising and coaching junior team member
– a sound grasp on commercials and budgets
– comfortable giving strategic counsel to senior clients

This is a non-hierarchical agency that is passionate about encouraging personal development and creating a working environment in which its people truly enjoy coming to work.