WE’RE HIRING A PR SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER – CAPE TOWN

Job description
Irvine Partners is looking for a creative, dedicated, hardworking and capable PR Senior Account Manager to work on some of the biggest brands in South Africa. Experience with hospitality brands is a major plus.

The job includes, but is not limited to developing strategies for clients, creating tacticals and editorial calendars, writing pitches and editorial content, and liaising with clients. You will have to own client relationships and work with exceptional organisational and relationship skills to maintain these accounts.

You need to be a pitch demon, a truly an outstanding writer, an excellent time manager and understand that PR is all about client service. A minimum of four years of agency experience is required.

This is a hit-the-ground-running position. You must know the business of PR inside out, and will be required to back up your CV claims with writing and pitch tests, as well as a demonstration of sound knowledge of the South African media landscape.

Personal skills/attributes

  • Provide overall strategic PR counsel to clients
  • High-level client liaison and development of communications strategy/activation plans/contractual undertakings as directed by managing director /CEO
  • Translate client business needs into PR communications
  • Writing, editing and/or subbing extensive documentation including, but not limited to, press releases, opinion pieces, strategic proposals and tactical roll-outs
  • Overseeing the client activities, including attending weekly or bi-weekly status meetings as directed by the managing director / CEO or directly by client
  • Implementation of communications strategy/activation plans
  • Editing and subbing skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Overseeing client activities
  • Day-to-day running of accounts
  • Continually growing and cultivating a solid media contact base
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and follow through
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communications skill
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ensure that all activity is delivered to deadline
  • Ensure that deliverables are of required and exceeded standard
  • Demonstrate good time management and teamwork
  • Demonstrate a can-do attitude
  • Have the ability to multitask
  • Have the ability to manage stress
  • Be detail-orientated

Scope of work:

  • Implementation of communications strategy/activation plans/contractual undertakings as directed by senior management
  • Writing, editing and/or subbing extensive documentation including, but not limited to, press releases, opinion pieces, strategic proposals and tactical roll-outs
  • The ability to write to a standard indicated by senior management
  • Overseeing client activities, including attending regular status meetings
  • Day-to day running of accounts
  • Follow correct approval channels as agreed by client
  • Continually growing and cultivating a solid media contact base
  • Media relations related to the client
  • Daily evaluation of publicity achieved for clients
  • Continual understanding of the evolving South African media landscape
  • Build and maintain a good working relationship with clients
  • Identify alternative media channels on a regular basis
  • Manage and exceed client expectations
  • Complete the agreed hours of client work per week
  • Fulfil all aspects of the agreed scope of work for the client timeously and to a standard approved senior management
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and follow-through
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • At all times be a corporate ambassador for Irvine Partners in terms of general appearance and conduct

Please send CV and cover letter detailing why you are the person we are looking for to tatum@irvinepartners.co.za

Please note that no calls will be accepted. All successful candidates will be notified via email correspondence.