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PR Account Manager

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Job level:Mid

Job description

Ninety9cents (99c) is a full-service, integrated advertising agency headquartered in Cape Town, with offices in Johannesburg and Zambia.  One of South Africa’s largest independently owned agencies; 99c also topped a 2017 industry poll as the ‘Most Admired Ad Agency in Cape Town’.  The agency’s extensive client base includes leading brands such as Shoprite/Checkers, Ackermans, PUMA, the Spur Group, Distell and Digicape, to name but a few. 

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our PR department in the capacity of PR account manager.  The PR department is a relatively new department within the agency; therefore, the candidate will play a pivotal role in elevating and expanding the department - a fantastic opportunity for growth within an exciting and supportive environment.

The role calls for a versatile person with the ability to work across a diverse range of accounts and industries, effortlessly bridging the gap between B2B and consumer PR. You will report to the PR director, and you will be supported by a PR account executive.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Instrumental in the development and execution of the PR strategy for the agency and its clients
  • Instrumental in developing and growing the role of the PR department within the business and ensuring integration with existing disciplines
  • Conceptualising strong and impactful campaigns; managing the implementation of campaigns, and ensuring deliverables are met
  • As account manager, you will be clients’ primary day-to-day contact, and responsible for maintaining a good relationship with them
  • Drafting coherent briefs to the various departments within the agency and managing their delivery
  • Drafting press material and social copy
  • Identifying key media/influencers and establishing good relationships on behalf of the department
  • Management and compilation of media/influencer lists, media liaison and sell-in
  • Organising and managing media events
  • General account management admin – compiling reports and insights, scheduling meetings, ensuring process is followed, budgets are maintained, CEs are billed etc.
  • Proactive in exploring new avenues that will add value to clients and the agency
  • Managing and mentoring an account executive, who will report directly to you


  • Three years’ industry experience
  • Matric certificate and a relevant tertiary qualification
  • Driver’s license and own transport
Technical skills/knowledge: 
  • Proficiency in CHASE would be advantageous
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of media, and experience in social media campaign conceptualisation and management
Personal attributes:
  • Extremely organised, with attention to detail and initiative
  • Passion for media (new and traditional) and ability to create engaging, strategically sound content
  • Highly adaptable, with good problem-solving skills
  • Someone who is not afraid to step outside the confines of a ‘job spec’ to add value to different areas of the business
  • Presentable and professional, with an eager to learn and enthusiastic attitude
If you have not received a response to your application within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.  Applications from EE candidates will be considered with preference in compliance with the EE Act.

Posted on 10 Feb 08:23

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