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PR Account Manager - Consumer, Lifestyle, FMCG

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My client is a multi-award winning agency who work across amazing and exciting global brands. They are THE place to work in Sydney!! This is an amazing career opportunity!

Due to continued growth and client wins, they are now looking for an Account Manager. The Account Manager is a key member of the team working on and managing a portfolio of clients. They will make a strong contribution to key business objectives through consumer campaigns and will support the Account Director with the management of clients.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Plan and implement impactful PR and Communications campaigns
• Develop and lead PR strategies from formulation through to execution aligning them with the client’s key business objectives
• Combine creativity with knowledge of the media to recognise media angles and generate positive news coverage, profile pieces and features across a broad media spectrum
• Understand the influencer sphere, how it works and how to manage talent
• Be up to date and across new development in content creation, social, influencer activity and PR etc
• Liaise with the client and act as key point of contact in support of senior consultants
• Sell ideas, promotions and features to clients and media
• Keep track of impending deadlines and ensure all work is completed in a timely manner
• Assist juniors in the reporting, analysis and evaluation of PR campaigns
• Supervise AE’s and Interns activity and workload
• Fully participate in brainstorms and create workable programmes for new business and existing clients
• Actively participate in new business development including proposal writing
• Identify new business opportunities
• Maintain agreed client activity and budgets
• Ensure all work is completed on time, within budget and exceeding KPIs

Person Specification:

• Academic: Record of high academic achievement
• Essential: 3 years’ relevant experience in a consumer PR agency
• Preferable: Managed a small team and acted as mentor / coach to junior consultants

Evidence of:

• High level of writing skills and ability to adapt style for different audiences
• Excellent publicity skills, a strong understanding of the media, editorial requirements and what makes a story
• Ability to demonstrate creativity and innovative thinking
• Experience of delivering impactful PR campaigns from inception through to delivery
• Ability to build relationships internally and externally, at all levels
• Strong organisational and time management skills
• A self-starter, demonstrates the ability to work independently, whilst maintaining team role
• Strong administrative and project management skills
• Professional demeanor, sets a strong example to junior members of the team
• A thorough understanding of the value and importance of PR, social and influencer activity
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Strong presentation skills, presenting effectively without use of notes
• Strong financial and commercial awareness
• Coaching and mentoring skills
• Team building skills, the ability to foster good team relations
• High level of initiative and self-motivation. A desire to succeed and achieve
• Reliable, committed and organised with an ability to handle change easily
• Confident, self-aware, outgoing and empathetic

This is a great opportunity to work in one of the best agencies around, with some inspiring colleagues in a fantastic culture, this is really going to standout on your CV and kick-start your career! Contact me at cflood@firebrandtalent.com.au or call (02) 8667 8888.

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