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PR Account Manager

Location:Cape Town, Somerset West
Remote work:Not Applicable
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Type:Permanent
Company:Loudhailer Global Pty Ltd


Job description

The Loudhailer is a strategic communications and innovation engagement agency with the goal to raise the visibility of African entrepreneurs, provide market-access support for innovation projects and products, and with the greater vision to drive investment into Africa. The Loudhailer is passionate about innovation, disruption, the tech start-up scene, the corporate innovation space, the link between growing our economy, and bright new ideas from African entrepreneurs, and we are looking for someone who shares that passion. We have seen phenomenal growth and as we grow our client base, we are looking to expand our team with a highly motivated and dynamic.

PR account manager
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Why is the Loudhailer different?

We always strive to achieve excellence in all areas of the business. We engage with journalists and build solid relationships with the media, to deliver a credible and powerful presence for our clients.

Our PR account manager will be passionate about and qualified in PR, marketing or communications and seeks to grow brands and help clients achieve their business objectives through a range of PR tools that help shape a client’s reputation and profile in the media, and amongst key partners and stakeholders. You will be organised, pay attention to detail, and have the ability to communicate and work across internal teams, clients, and other stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered efficiently and effectively.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing strategic counsel to clients to aid their PR and wider marketing campaigns
  • Coming up with positive news coverage about clients or products
  • Cooperating with clients and media on a daily basis to come up with news content
  • Researching, drafting and issuing press releases to the news media and blogs
  • Building strong relationships with clients, the media, and other employees in the company
  • Constantly monitoring the news media, social media, and blogs to find new opportunities for clients
  • Working with the accounts team to craft client proposals and help implement PR activities
  • Attending client meetings and preparing reports for clients
  • Building relationships with existing and new clients
  • Liaising with clients regarding press campaigns, creative projects, and PR solutions
  • Providing innovative and creative ideas to clients
  • Briefing clients and updating them on press campaigns
  • Analysing PR coverage and providing written reports
  • Communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Drive key media coverage for your clients
  • Quality assures delivery of the team and its outputs including proposals and pitches
  • Anticipates and assists in developing solutions to client needs and problems
  • Acts as a partner to the client and facilitates and supports their success: both strategically and operationally
  • Writes and inputs internal briefs into the system
  • Manage the distribution/pitching of content and management of media inquiries, secure speaking opportunities
  • Document external client status meetings and internal team status meetings
  • Media relations: establish relationships with key media and secure coverage on behalf of clients.
  • Reviews and evaluates work against the central question, the roadmap, and the brief


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, communications, journalism, or similar relevant field
  • Has a background in PR, communications, stakeholder management, or consulting
  • 2-4 years experience
  • A passion for the media, including social media
  • Good industry knowledge and experience in building influential networks
  • Solid computer prowess and project management skills
  • Outstanding organisation with an ability to manage multiple projects and portfolios
  • Knows how to evaluate and provide feedback on the work in order to drive quality and effectiveness
  • High levels of communication - both presentation, verbal, and written skills
  • Impressive emotional intelligence and interpersonal expertise
  • Flair for creativity, strategic thinking, and innovation
  • Strong copywriting and marketing mastery
  • Service focused
  • Strong planner
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent time management skills 


Posted on 11 Oct 18:58, Closing date 10 Dec

Apply by email

Danell Karelse
danell@theloudhailer.org

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