Consumer/Lifestyle PR Account Manager

Remuneration:negotiable To be discussed 
Location:Cape Town, Gardens
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Junior/Mid
Type:Permanent
Company:Irvine Partners PR & Integrated Marketing Agency


Job description

Irvine Partners is looking for a quick witted, hardworking and capable PR account manager to work on some of the biggest brands in South Africa. You’ll need extensive writing and editing experience and to be able to run with tactical plans just as well – if not better – than strategic plans.

You need to be a pitch demon, a truly an outstanding writer, an excellent time manager and understand that public relations are all about service. Minimum three years’ agency experience required, preferably in consumer and lifestyle brands PR

This is a hit the ground running position. You must know the business of PR inside out and will be required to back up your CV claims with writing and pitch tests, as well as a demonstration of sound knowledge of the South African media landscape.

The scope of work:
  • Implementation of communications strategy/activation plans/contractual undertakings as directed by managing director or account director.
  • Writing, editing and/or subbing extensive documentation including, but not limited to, press releases, opinion pieces, strategic proposals and tactical roll-outs.
  • The ability to write to a standard indicated by the managing director or account director.
  • Overseeing client activities, including attending weekly or bi-weekly status meetings as directed by the managing director or account director or directly by the client.
  • Day-to day running of accounts.
  • Follow correct approval channels as agreed by the client.
  • Continually growing and cultivating a solid media contact base.
  • Media relations related to the client as directed by the managing director or account director or directed by the client but with senior account director’s approval.
  • Daily evaluation of publicity achieved for clients.
  • Continual understanding of the evolving South African media landscape.
  • Build and maintain a good working relationship with clients.
  • Identify alternative media channels on a regular basis.
  • Manage and exceed client expectations.
  • Complete the agreed hours of client work per week.
  • Fulfil all aspects of the agreed scope of work for the client timeously and to a standard approved by the managing director or account director.
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and follow through.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communications skill.
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • At all times be a corporate ambassador for Irvine Partners in terms of general appearance and conduct.


Requirements

Personal skills/attributes
  • Implementation of communications strategy/activation plans
  • Editing and subbing skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Overseeing client activities
  • Day-to day running of accounts
  • Continually growing and cultivating a solid media contact base
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and follow through
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communications skill
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ensure all activity is delivered to deadline
  • Ensure deliverables are of required and exceeded standard
  • Demonstrate good time management and teamwork
  • Demonstrate a can-do attitude
  • Have the ability to multitask
  • The ability to manage stress
  • Be detail-orientated


Posted on 17 Jul 13:44

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