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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
WE Communications, one of the world’s largest independent integrated communications agencies, is looking for driven professionals to join us at our shiny new office in Southwark. Our London office is one of 22 across the globe, and it’s expanding rapidly. We work across time zones and continents. Our clients are innovative and so is our work – and importantly, our employees come first.
We have an open role for a first-rate PR/Comms operator to take over the management of a number of our established global technology and B2B brands; providing insightful client counsel, a deep understanding of the technology sector and it’s influencers, and a passion for business writing. This a great opportunity for a solid AM, or experienced SAE to join a very talented, super-collaborative and committed team, working on a great mix of B2B and B2C clients.
Key strengths for this role include content creation, UK media relations, international coordination and experience of multi-channel/multi-platform campaigns. You should have a solid understanding of PR and digital, how a PR agency integrates both into a cohesive working strategy. You will be working with a fantastic Account Director, who will invest time and energy in your own development and career progression.
Day-to-day client management – working with both PR and marketing clients.
Media strategy and campaign development
Media execution – across UK national, business and technology medial landscape
Team leadership – working with colleagues across time zones and regions
Working with account teams to run integrated (traditional and digital) campaigns
Development of regular ‘smaller campaign’ plans as well as overall client strategy
Story generation – helping to brainstorm ideas to generate coverage for clients
Key Attributes of the Candidate:
Confident, entrepreneurial, self-starter: able to identify and seize opportunities and build trust with key internal and external stakeholders
Has experience conducting successful business development for both new and existing clients
Has confidence and knowledge to provide advice/counsel to clients in and around specialist area
Has strong and persuasive communication skills
Is a creative, flexible problem solver
Has desire to work as one team and share knowledge
Personal Management and Style:
Is committed to delivering and exceeding expectations
Shows patience and tenacity
Drives efficiency and best practice
Innovates and has the ability to deliver change
Is flexible and responsive to changing priorities
Is a genuine team player who is willing to learn and collaborate across all agency disciplines.
Previous proven experience:
4+ years within a PR/Comms agency
Experience of working across very technical clients, with the ability to seamlessly transition to more consumer-orientated clients
Experience of both B2B and B2C, across multiple sectors
Proven track record of delivering successful campaigns, both in the UK and across EMEA(ideally)
Meet WE guidelines on best business practices including utilization, daily timesheets, accurate billing, timely expense reports, etc.
Manage and understand how to utilize internal client service teams (editing, production, library, etc.) to ensure quality, comprehensive service to clients
Fast paced team environment (frequent tight deadlines, multitasking, etc.)
Strong customer service orientation
Willingness to take risks
Extensive computer and phone use
Interest in technology and how it’s changing our world
Non-Bureaucratic and relaxed working environment
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