ABOUT US

We’re Grayling UK, a multi award-winning PR & Communications agency that truly creates advantage for our clients. We care passionately about our people too and we’re the proud winner of PR Week’s ‘Best Place to Work’ award. From consumer PR to crisis management – and literally everything in between - we help clients across the UK and around the world to build their brand, implement effective comms strategies and engage with their audiences better than ever before.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

We’re looking for an Account Manager to join our growing Southampton team. You will work across an exciting range of both corporate and consumer clients, and we’re looking for someone who is looking for a fast-paced, exciting and diverse step in their career. You will be working across everything from big brand national media campaigns, to targeted regional communications and stakeholder and community engagement. You’ll be responsible for managing the delivery of effective and creative PR solutions which surprise and delight our clients. You’ll be fully adept at building strong relationships with the media along with being a skilled people manager. You’ll also be exposed to working on pitches and developing new business opportunities with Grayling teams across the UK.  

 

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • Utilise knowledge of traditional and digital media to maximise PR opportunities, promoting the range of PR services available to clients, managing and supporting the Account Executive/Senior Account Executive in the delivery of their roles
  • Interpret and respond to client briefs and develop effective communication strategies using media expertise, creativity tools and data driven insights, resulting in creative solutions for our clients
  • Contribute to crisis management plans and provide support to senior consultants
  • Create news stories and build media relationships that will deliver coverage
  • Contribute to new business solutions, leveraging previous relevant experience, specialist skills and knowledge while selling Grayling’s full offer effectively
  • Assist the senior management team in developing long-term client satisfaction
  • Monitor the media landscape for new opportunities to sell in additional Grayling products and services to clients to enhance revenue and profitability
  • Connect with colleagues from across the global Grayling network, leveraging opportunities to work together to enhance professional development and learning
  • Manage personal and team time meticulously, identifying and resolving time-based issues effectively as well as assisting junior staff in managing their workloads
  • Seek out training initiatives and learning opportunities to enhance personal and team development
  • Manage and develop junior staff using appropriate people management techniques, resolving or escalating issues promptly and fairly, and championing achievements
  • Support the senior team with meticulous management and delivery of all reporting and administration using the appropriate business processes
  • Develop a personal network of internal and external industry contacts, identifying new business opportunities

 

ABOUT YOU

  • PR agency or in-house experience in the consumer and corporate space
  • Strong understanding of both traditional and digital public relations
  • Local connections and experience of community and stakeholder communications
  • Curious – a desire to learn, improve, apply new knowledge and develop self
  • Excellent grasp of clients’ marketplaces, audiences and routes to market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Commercially aware and decisive
  • Confident networker
  • Organised with excellent time management skills
  • Supportive, inspiring and motivational team player
  • Personal drive and passion for the industry
  • Self-aware and able to adapt personal style and approach to clients and team
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and recommend a practical response

 

OUR PROMISES TO YOU

  • A highly competitive salary & benefits package.
  • An exciting and dynamic working environment
  • An incredibly positive and supportive work culture driven purely by our values. 
  • Regular team socials and early finish Fridays.
  • An abundance of personal development opportunities, with courses ranging from writing, resilience, creativity and more!
  • Flexible working arrangements. 
  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing by one day every year up to 30 days.
  • New business and employee referral bonuses
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • PRCA membership
  • Health & wellbeing programmes

 

At Grayling, we recognise that to deliver the best work for our clients, we need a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to ensuring best practice approaches to a diverse and inclusive recruitment process and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

 

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