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Job vacancy – PR Account Manager

Job vacancy: PR Account Manager
Reporting to: Publicity Director; Managing Director
Salary: £26,000 to £32,000
Location: Tiverton, Devon

An opportunity exists for a dynamic go-getter PR to join a small but ambitious publicity team within the Tiverton office of a South West-based marketing communications agency.

The division is in an exciting phase, with a varied client portfolio and a management team committed to sustainable business growth. We’re seeking an individual with at least three years’ experience at a similar level within a PR agency.

This is very much a hands-on role requiring superb practical PR skills, excellent time management and meticulous attention to detail. Client account management forms a large part of this role. The successful applicant will understand how to effectively manage client expectations and will be focused on delivering to a high standard.

Key responsibilities include:
• securing strong media coverage for clients – writing and issuing press releases and articles; sourcing stories; pitching ideas to journalists; media relations.
• copywriting a range of communication types.
• handling crisis communications.
• managing client accounts – keep clients informed; managing expectations; delivering to a high standard.
• managing time and budget allocated to accounts; keeping accurate activity records using the agency’s CRM system.
• managing the agency’s own PR activity.
• contributing to business development – attending meetings with prospective clients; formulating and presenting proposals and quotes in response to new business enquiries and tenders; following-up leads; assisting with development of marketing campaigns.

To apply send a CV and cover letter to katie@oxygenagency.co.uk and steve@oxygenagency.co.uk

For an informal conversation about the role call Katie Sanders on 07766 797545. Closing date for applications 28 February 2014.

Katie Sanders: Katie took a sales background into marketing, and holds chartered marketer status with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. A devotee of PR she heads up our publicity team.