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Mid-level Account Manager

Remuneration:negotiable 
Benefits:Contribution towards Medical aid and Pension
Location:Cape Town
Remote work:Some remote work allowed
Job level:Mid
Type:Permanent
Reference:#Mid-level AM_Andrea
Company:Eclipse Communications


Job description

We are looking for a PR account manager who is ambitious and eager to join our communications agency, and have the opportunity to work on global and local accounts. Must be able to manage clients with a degree of independence, have strong media relations and have good knowledge and understanding of the media and influencer landscape.

The ideal candidate is creative, can take initiative and be a resourceful all-rounder who will take complete ownership of their work, and will deliver work to the highest standard.

Competencies

Planning and organising:
  • Works across multiple accounts and is able to prioritize and manage projects and team members effectively.
  • Time management for self and others.
  • Set priorities, timetables and goals for self and others.
  • Manages time for optimum productivity and maximum billability.
Attention to detail:
  • Checks for accuracy and consistency in all tasks for self and others.
Problem-solving:
  • Logical and clear approach to resolving problems. Ensures that corrective actions are implemented.
Communication (verbal and written):
  • Effectively expresses ideas and explains plans and actions to others.
  • Checks for understanding when speaking to others.
  • Plans presentations logically, using visual aids.
  • Possesses or employs strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Innovation:
  • Applies experience and specialist knowledge to accomplish the job.
  • Brings ideas to the table for discussion with the management team.
  • Works to transfer knowledge and skills to junior team members.


Requirements

Account management (clients and team):
  • Independently handles several small accounts, performing much of the day-to-day work.
  • Is the client’s primary day-to-day contact and earns client respect, trust and confidence.
  • Develops, manages and executes PR plans, projects, campaigns and events with ease and success.
  • Coordinates and supervises staff and external vendors that render services.

Media relations:
  • Has a thorough knowledge of the media and influencer landscape. Understands how the media works and knows how to engage appropriately with journalists and influencers.
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships with journalists.
  • Keeps abreast of digital/social/web media trends and is able to identify opportunities for clients.
  • Identifies media trends and themes and is able to capitalize on these to the client's advantage.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key influencers in the digital media space; as well as celebrities where possible.
  • Prepares own media lists or reviews those drafted by AE or AA.

Content generation:
  • Originates or manages the origination (via clear, timeous, written briefs including key messages, deadlines, audience and supporting info) for innovative copy and text, press releases, articles, etc.
  • Is proactive about providing creative ideas and angles for articles/press releases/online content.
Planning and reporting:
  • Drafts and manages critical timelines as part of communications plans.
  • Is able to accurately brief service providers and manage critical timelines.
  • Manages the compilation of feedback reports before submission to AD for sign off.
  • Develops accurate project budgets and monitors them effectively.
  • Reports daily to AD regarding account status, administrative matters and any problem areas.
Strategy:
  • Supports account director (AD) by drafting PR plans that are well structured, detailed, creative and well thought-out.

Due to the high volume of applications, please note that we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates within the next 6 weeks to set up interviews accordingly.

Posted on 19 Oct 09:50, Closing date 18 Dec

Apply by email

Corlé
corle@eclipsecomms.com

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