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02/07/2019
Grayling

Account Executive, Grayling

Located in the heart of Southampton, our team works with clients across the UK. Part of Grayling’s network of regional offices, we deliver media, stakeholder and community relations campaigns for clients across a wide range of sectors. We are looking for a driven individual with a passion for communications to join our fast-paced team. The Account Executive is responsible for delivering excellent day-to-day client work, playing a key support role within the team.

LOCATION
Southampton

CONTRACT
Permanent

What you will be doing:

Accountabilities
Utilises knowledge of traditional and digital media to maximise PR opportunities, promoting the range of PR services available to clients
Uses the full range of media, creativity and digital tools available and agreed internal processes to devise, review, evaluate and present progress on campaigns and projects, identify gaps and recommend improvements in consultation with the Account Manager
Builds and manages media and forward feature lists and recommends appropriate opportunities to target
Conducts effective media sell ins & identifies most advantageous opportunities for client coverage
Delivers insightful research driven by data and manages key new business assets which underpin proposals
Communicates accurately and keeps the team and client informed on progress in accordance with agreed processes, ensuring expectations are managed and any issues are escalated in a timely fashion
Delivers accurate written communications and can write a range of copy (internal/external) including: press releases, quotes, emails, status & contact reports, social media materials
Builds trusted relationships with journalists and media professionals covering their specialism/client area and develops their external network
Connects with colleagues from across the global Grayling network, leveraging opportunities to work together to enhance professional development and learning
Pro-actively keeps up to date with client-specific media, industry and digital developments and seeks to apply this knowledge in their work
Manages departmental administration and supports the team, ensuring internal processes are followed
Understands the importance of and relationship between client service and profitability and works within the boundaries of budgets

What do you have to have:

Skills & Experience
Strong understanding of both traditional and digital public relations
Digitally savvy
Curious – a desire to learn, improve, apply new knowledge and develop self
Personal drive and passion for the industry
Strong administrative and organisation skills
Creative thinker and problem solver
Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities
Ability to assimilate information quickly and recommend a practical response
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Supportive, inspiring and motivational team player
Commercially aware
Confident networker

Attributes
The employee is expected to exhibit Grayling’s values: Switched-on, Connected, Fearless

Policies and procedures
The employee is expected to uphold, safeguard and promote the organisation’s values and philosophies relating particularly to ethics, environment, people and community as referenced in the Grayling company guidelines.

Should you be interested in this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Holly.Broadway@grayling.com.

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