Do you have the ability to think creatively and put ideas into action, delivering stand-out campaigns, coverage and content? If so, McCann PR (Birmingham) wants to talk to you!
We are looking for an imaginative and progressive PR Account Manager to work across a mix of high profile clients within our busy retail and brand team. You will be responsible for delivering 'wow’ campaigns and events, and will thrive on speaking to the media on a daily basis.
Upbeat, with a can-do attitude, you will have excellent relationships with your clients, team and journalists alike. You must be super-organised, have a passion for writing and winning awards, and have a little black book of great journalist contacts!
Driving licence mandatory.
Start date: March 2016
Our founder, Harry McCann, always believed 13 was his lucky number.
He launched the agency in America on November 13th 1911; he named it 'The H K McCann Co’ because it had 13 letters in it; and he always had his office on the 13th floor...even though most American office blocks don’t have a 13th floor!
So in true Harry McCann style, here are 13 reasons why we believe you should join us:
We’re an iconic advertising and communications agency whose history spans over 100 years
We’re part of the Interpublic Group, the world’s largest advertising and communications company, you’d be part of McCann Worldgroup, which boasts over 200 offices in 130 countries.
McCann PR is part of Solihull-based McCann Communications House, one of the largest communications agencies outside of London, which has over 250 talented people working across our Birmingham & Bristol offices alone.
As McCann PR, we’re a team of 30 PR consultants, making us one of the largest PR operations outside of London in our own right.
You’ll be part of a best-in-class team. We’re highly awarded including winning PR Agency of the Year twice in the last four years and achieving 18 awards across B2B and consumer clients in the last 2 years alone. In addition to our award wins, we deliver stand out results for our clients every time. In fact, in the last 12 months alone we’ve secured over 400+ pieces of national press coverage and 300+ pieces of international coverage for our clients
As part of a full service agency, we have full access to a wide range of disciplines including planning, research, full creative services, media and digital as well as specialist social media and media training teams within the PR division.
We have a fantastic client portfolio. To give you a flavour, here are a selection of some of our blue chip clients:
Old Jamaica Ginger Beer
Triumph Motor Cycles
Stanley Black and Decker
Butchers Pet Foods
Our flagship London office provides a great base for meetings, briefings and events.
We provide a clear career progression plan including specific training needs.
We offer extensive training and development opportunities. We’re one of the first agencies in the country to gain the Investors in People gold award, and one of the first agencies outside London to gain accreditation on the IPA’s (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) continuous development programme - CPD. Our extensive training programme comprises internal and external CIPR and IPA courses and our own McCann Worldgroup courses. These include the McCann Academy, where delegates across Europe are bought together, and access to Interpublic Group’s worldwide training programme - smartWorld - which offers an expansive range of courses and seminars all accessible at the touch of a button.
Lots of employee benefits including free onsite parking, birthday wine, pension scheme, life assurance, childcare vouchers, subsidised gym membership, onsite car cleaning, onsite dry cleaning collection / drop off, subsidised Bistro and the highly popular free chocolate Fridays.
25 day’s holiday each year - In a full leave year, in addition to Bank and statutory holidays, you will be entitled to 25 days annual leave, 3 of which must be taken between Christmas and New Year. A further day’s holiday will also be accrued after 3, 4 and 5 years’ service, so after 5 years the allowance will be 28 days (25 + 3 to be taken at Christmas). We also offer a holiday purchase scheme whereby you can buy up to 5 days’ holiday in any year.
It’s not just about work - we have a lot of fun too, in fact our social committee keep us pretty busy! From monthly PR team meetings and PR Star Awards, the weekly Friday quiz, pool and table tennis tournaments, in-house yoga classes, to team nights out and, of course, our fabulous Christmas and summer parties.