• Job type: Full-time
  • Location: Hybrid
  • Date posted:
  • Salary: £28000 - 38000

Role – Account Manager

£28,000 to £38,000 depending on experience

Full-time, hybrid and flexible working hours

We are looking for an Account Manager with a proven ability to look after clients’ interests and communications activities. This role would be perfect for someone who has a keen interest in emerging technology, geopolitics, defence, aviation and the military.

Responsibilities

· Daily point of contact with key media contacts

· Developing industry, sector and product-focused PR campaigns

· Managing the needs of our clients and their accounts

· Contributing to daily meetings, and liaising and updating clients on PR activities

· Keeping abreast of current PR trends and tools

· Building client relationships and maintaining a network of media contacts including journalists and industry spokespeople

· Spearheading both traditional PR and wider communications projects

· Developing news angles, stories and pitches to further the client’s profile, products and services.

· Fulfilling the client’s key performance indicators and growing accounts

· Being involved in pitching for new business and developing PR proposals

· Managing a high level of client interaction

· Managing and mentoring junior members of staff

We are looking for someone with:

Essential

· A passion for technology

· Excellent communications skills, written and verbal

· Ambitions to develop their career and who is keen to develop consultancy skills

· Experience in pitching and selling-in to national, international and top-tier business outlets

· Great client handling skills, a real service focus and the ability to work well in a team

· The ability to remain organised, even when it gets busy

· Experience in managing projects

· Serious creative talent and an appetite for trying new things

· Ability to take a brief and work under your own initiative

· Ability and motivation to get to grips with technical and scientific information quickly and easily.

· An undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

· Willing to undergo security clearances

Desirable

· Agency experience

· Undergraduate degree in a scientific or technical subject

· Experience in working with complex technology (B2B / B2C) such as advanced computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, autonomy, robotics, directed energy, hypersonics or biotechnology

· Understanding of the threat environment (not just cyber)

· Geopolitical interest/awareness

· Experience in the defence and security industry

· PR or Communications qualifications

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