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Account Director - PR

Remuneration:R35000 per month negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Medical Aid, Provident Fund, business allowances
Location:Johannesburg, Fourways
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Often
Company:TheGrind PR

Job description

TheGrind PR (TGPR), part of the Group Africa marketing group of agencies which include EXP, LIVE+, Turnkey Logistics and Rebelintown, is a small, start-up agency looking for a committed, dynamic account director to service a key client portfolio, grow the business and contribute to the success of the agency. 

Please note:
  • If you have not been contacted by 19 August 2019 please consider your application to be unsuccessful.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please limit all contact to email correspondence only.
  • We do not confirm receipt of applications telephonically.
  • Please ensure you include the job reference in your application.
Position statement        
  • To work on a portfolio of clients and projects ensuring an efficient and effective service to the client and agency.
  • To assist with communications strategy, including the development of communications and media materials.
  • To construct key supporting messages and develop effective, timely and appropriate delivery mechanics across the entire communications spectrum for clients.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Development and execution of media PR strategies
  • Daily communication with clients, including but not limited to taking briefs discussing strategy and future opportunities, contact reports, general communication
  • To have a full understanding of the TGPR service offering and drive it through all proposals, reports, etc
  • To have a full understanding of clients business, and keep up-to-date with clients’ products and competitors
  • To identify media opportunities
  • Strategic and tactical writing, proofing, and editing
  • To oversee and manage client projects
  • To ensure all projects are within budget, monitoring, and managing costs and meeting the agreed profit margin
  • To review and assess all activities


  • PR qualification and a minimum of five to eight years' PR industry experience
  • Strong brand and event PR background with corporate PR knowledge
  • Experience in the sports environment is essential
  • Knowledge of sporting codes 
  • Excellent writing skills essential
  • Full understanding of the marketing mix
  • Experience in news management and media placement
  • Publicity experience across a range of sectors
  • Media contacts and networks across a range of sectors
  • Able to brief relevant departments, suppliers and stakeholders appropriately
  • Able to work on multiple projects and clients simultaneously
  • Able to prioritise and work in a stressful, pressurised environment
  • Able to work long hours, weekends and to travel frequently
  • Must have a valid drivers licence and own vehicle

Posted on 20 Jun 16:20

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