We’re looking for a talented and passionate PR Senior Account Manager to join our team in Leeds.
As one of the north’s biggest PR agencies, and with a huge range of national and international clients, you’ll be joining one of the most innovative, and genuinely industry leading (and changing!) agencies in the country.
The PR we do here isn’t regular PR. We don’t just get coverage in newspapers (although we do do that), we take search and digital insight to create campaigns that meet multiple objectives, from more traditional brand awareness, to improving organic search performance.
There isn’t anyone like us, we’re forward thinking and strive to be the best at everything we do. So, we are looking for a digital savvy, commercially aware account director to lead and inspire a team of the best PR professionals in Leeds. Please see below for a little bit more about the role itself, and what we’re looking for from you.
You will be responsible for managing and leading a team in the delivery of consistent, high quality activities for a range of clients
You will take overall responsibility for client performance, ensuring that targets are met consistently
You will create and deliver regular client performance reviews
You will be the first point of contact for your clients and relevant departments within the business, able to act as a trusted adviser
You will seek out potential new clients, and assist with preparation for and delivery of new client pitches
You will have a solid understanding of the business and other departments, in order to deliver a smooth, integrated service
You understand and represent the wider business in everything you do
You will critically evaluate everything you see and do, from media materials created by your team through to processes and their efficiency/effectiveness
You will lead your team in devising new ideas, and assess them for suitability with your client’s aims and objectives constantly front of mind
You will be responsible for liaising with key agency departments to translate client briefs and devise an effective plan that delivers on target and budget
You will support and develop your team, identifying areas of strength and development, and working with individual team members and your AD to track success – implementing bespoke training plans where necessary
You will distribute work throughout the team, delegating responsibility when and where appropriate
You will understand your clients’ businesses and industries, taking the time to stay informed on industry developments that could represent threats or opportunities
You will drive your team in building and improving journalist relationships
You will oversee all account admin, ensuring that essential reporting and internal tasks are completed on time and to the highest quality
You are an excellent multi-tasker, working with passion, creativity and proactivity
You will have experience and the ability to manage a number of accounts and projects simultaneously
You will have experience of managing challenging accounts
You are able to act as a trusted adviser and sounding board for your client contacts
You will have experience of line managing at least five reports, within a hierarchical structure
You will have a sound understanding and awareness of major media outlets, media tools, and social media channels
You will have worked for a range of businesses, including B2B and B2C
You will be comfortable planning and leading pure PR, pure social, and mixed accounts
Excellent media relations and a solid ‘little black book’ of contacts
Excellent attention to detail, and the ability to critically evaluate your own work and that of your team
A solutions-led approach, with a constant focus on results
Understanding of administration and processes, and their importance to effective team performance
You will have the ability to support individual team members and assist them in their career progression, acting as a mentor to your reports and peers
Epiphany was founded as a search specialist in 2005. Over the years we’ve helped to set a benchmark for search excellence in the UK and have supported a broad range of clients to benefit from new technologies in consumer search, expand into international markets and to out-compete their peers online.
In 2012 we launched our first overseas agency Epiphany Digital in Sydney, Australia.
In 2014 we joined forces with Jaywing, and have built an industry-leading team of 650 data scientists, creatives and technologists so that our clients benefit from carefully crafted marketing communications, inspired by data.
Together, we help brands to make better decisions, content, data models and digital advertising.