PR GRADUATE / ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE.

Added 18.08.17

PR GRADUATE / ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

We are looking for a confident, bright individual for a role working across one of our biggest clients within a large and highly successful full service communications agency.

Part of an award winning PR team - achieving 18 awards across consumer and B2B in the last two years alone - we provide an extensive training programme and structured career development path.

Key skills:

Strong writing ability across a mix of styles, from press releases and features through to social media content creation

Organisational skills - prioritising and managing a range of activities

Ability to conduct successful media sell-ins at all levels, from regional media through to national press, lifestyle magazine and trade

Social media understanding

Driving license

The successful candidate will be charged with providing a strong foundation for their team and there will be a number of areas for which they will be expected to take responsibility.

In a day-to-day capacity they will be working under the guidance of a line manager who will oversee the quality of work and provide support and advice. They will have client contact and will be encouraged to have input into the content of the PR programmes.

Key responsibilities will be to run the reactive press offices for clients and develop good contacts with target media. Writing is a core skill that will be used on a day-to-day basis, drafting engaging press releases and features, and producing comprehensive reports ranging from contact reports to end of month activity and evaluation reports. Good organisation skills are also essential as work may involve organising photocalls and events, briefing photographers and coordinating press briefings. An understanding of social media and online PR campaigns is expected as standard.

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. 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.

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.

If you think this role matches your experience and ambitions, please send your CV to careers.mccanncentral@mccann.com. Due to the high number of applications we get, we can’t guarantee you’ll hear from us.

Work with us.

We’re always on the look out for exciting new talent across all disciplines, so if you think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to careers.mccanncentral@mccann.com.

McCann Birmingham do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not send or apply unsolicited CVs to any of our job opportunities advertised on our website or directly to any employee of McCann. McCann Birmingham will not be responsible for any fees that may relate to unsolicited CVs.

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jonathan.jesson@mccann.com

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