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Account Manager

Remuneration:negotiable to be discussed 
Location:Johannesburg, North Riding
Remote work:Some remote work allowed
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:Evolution PR

Job description

A PR agency in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg requires a public relations account manager to manage a mix of technology, HR and industry accounts. The candidate must have at least 3-5 years public relations agency experience and be able to 'drive' their accounts, ensuring they meet their targets. The candidate must be able to write (opinion pieces and press releases), have an understanding of technology and 'hold their own' when dealing with C-level executive clients.  Candidate must have their own transport.

Duties include: 
  • Managing a portfolio of clients’ PR accounts and meet the activity targets per account.
  • Providing strategic counsel to clients to aid their PR and wider marketing campaigns
  • Building relationships with existing and new clients
  • Building relationships with key media contacts
  • Liaising with clients regarding press campaigns, creative projects and PR solutions
  • Dealing with the media, speaking to journalists and other members of the press
  • 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
  • To develop angles on each account.
  • Write a minimum of two pieces of content per month. Could be a press release Q&A, opinion piece/article etc. for submission to media.
  • Chair PR meetings with Senior Account Manager.
  • Ensure reports and clippings are prepared/updated.
  • Co-ordinate appointments/meeting for all clients.
  • To oversee the PR administration assistant duties.
  • Research radio and TV programmes for potential client interviews.
  • Track features.
  • Obtain approvals on content from clients.
  • Send content to press.
  • Pitch and schedule media interviews.
  • Brief client for media interviews.
  • Compile and prepare annual reviews for clients.
  • Develop social media posts for clients.


  • Strong copywriting skills.
  • Must be completely au fait with MS Office (excel, word, PPT, graphs, reports etc.)
  • High levels of communication - both presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Well-spoken.
  • A passion for the media, including social media
  • Flair for creativity, strategic thinking and innovation
  • Understand technology and business. 
  • Good industry knowledge and experience in building influential media networks
  • Outstanding organisation with an ability to manage multiple projects and portfolios
  • Service focused and sensitive to confidential information
  • Ability to work under pressure

Posted on 02 Dec 09:19, Closing date 31 Jan

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