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PR Account Director

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Company:VGP Recruitment

Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates.

We have a fabulous job opportunity for a dynamic PR Account Director at an exciting full-service ad agency in Cape Town. We’re looking for someone to take the helm of the PR division as its most senior person – someone who will manage and mentor a close-knit team. Previous PR agency experience working on high level PR strategy and campaign development for a variety of clients, as well as media relations are non-negotiable. Our client is ideally looking for someone with a broad range of client experience including investor relations, crisis communications, government stakeholder engagement as well as lifestyle brands.  This role calls for an individual with a strong PR background (preferably from a PR agency) who has hands-on experience with tactical PR. The PR Account Director must have a gift for building and nurturing relationships with current and potential stakeholders. If you are multi-skilled in the PR realm and are excited by the prospect of becoming a part of a team delivering quality public relations campaigns and media relations – we’d love to hear from you.

  • Management of internal communications
  • Management of PR and consumer relations on behalf of clients
  • Strategic planning - Strategic and tactical PR
  • Eventing
  • Media and investor relations
  • Government relations
  • Working closely with various internal stakeholders in terms of tenders for business
  • Business development
  • Crisis resolution and management
  • PR Campaigns for clients
  • Social media communications and management of management of influencers 

The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Tertiary qualification in Public Relations essential
  • At least 4 years’ working in a PR Account Director role
  • Previous experience in an advertising or PR agency is non-negotiable
  • Previous PR agency experience working on high level PR strategy and campaign development and media relations non-negotiable
  • Experienced with/in media, investor and government relations; crisis resolution and management; financial and consumer PR; tactical, strategic and campaign PR; event management; internal communications; social media and influencer management
  • Experience working on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn platforms.
  • Proven track record in strategic planning and business development
  • A positive attitude towards tight deadlines.
  • Enjoys a fast-paced agency environment with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and eager to learn attitude.
  • Excellent analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are a must
  • Ability to think creatively and out-of-the-box.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Exceptional writing, communication and confident presentation skills.
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal.
  • Valid, driver's licence and own transport.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 14 Feb 12:43

Tamara Wolpert

+27 21 422 1037
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