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PR Account Executive

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Lizzie McFaull

I'm a Recruitment Consultant, specialising in Fashion & FMCG and Creative & Design graduate jobs.

My area of expertise

My background is in fashion and languages so I love working on positions where these are relevant. So far in my recruitment career I've had the chance to work on several creative roles; including plenty of Graphic Designers and Digital Marketing Executives.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I originally applied for a role through Give A Grad A Go, but after speaking to the team and coming in to interview, I found that I loved the friendly environment in the office and decided that it was definitely the place I wanted to work! 

The worst job I've had

My worst job was definitely my paper round that I stuck out for a solid two years! It was a 40 minute walk every day after school (and on Saturdays!) with a bag nearly as big as me. I did so much after school that my poor Mum usually ended up being the paper girl at least once a week.

Are you looking for PR graduate jobs in Surrey? Do you want to work with the biggest names in the healthcare and charity industry? Find out more about this PR Account Executive job below.

Company profile

In this PR Account Executive graduate job, you will be joining an award-winning boutique PR agency, who specialise in B2B PR and communications. The services they offer range from social media strategy to crisis communications. Founded by 3 women 16 years ago, this company have a strong culture focusing on work life balance, supportive teamwork and learning. With an impressive portfolio of clients ranging from Bayer Healthcare to The Anthony Nolan Trust, this is the perfect agency to begin a career in PR.

Job description

In this PR Account Executive job, you will play an increasingly important role in supporting and servicing existing clients and account teams, as well as helping to brainstorm, research and develop new business opportunities for the company. You will build the company’s media network and databases, in particular to ensure that the company is up-to-speed with media changes, developments, contacts and any opportunities.

Key responsibilities

In this PR Account Executive graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Scanning national newspapers for relevant editorial
  • Monitoring and responding to journalist enquiries such as ‘Response Source’ and, where appropriate distributing to colleagues
  • Proactively ‘selling-in’ stories & blogs to online & traditional media
  • Filing and distributing client coverage
  • Issuing press materials and brand samples to journalists
  • Managing social media platforms for the agency and clients e.g Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn as well as the company website

Job requirements

  • A degree from a good university
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An exceptional and professional telephone manner
  • A genuine interest and desire to work in the B2B PR space
  • Some experience of writing copy for social media or press releases
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of the PR industry
  • Knowledge of distribution channels, audience preferences and limitation of channels
  • Solid understanding of social media

Benefits of the job

  • A great starting salary of 22,000
  • 21 days paid holiday
  • Regular performance-based reviews
  • A supportive culture with a great work/life balance
  • Clear structure for progression
  • Beautiful offices in leafy Ewell

Looking for PR graduate jobs and want to work within the healthcare and charity sector? If you’re a proactive graduate looking to kick-start your career in PR, apply for this PR Account Executive graduate job in London today!

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