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Remuneration:negotiable Basic salary
Location:Johannesburg, Lonehill
Job level:Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Type:Permanent

 

Job description

We are looking for a quick-witted, hardworking and capable account manager to work on some of the biggest brands in South Africa. You’ll need extensive writing and editing experience and to be able to run with tactical plans as well as – if not better – than strategic plans.

You need to be a pitch demon, truly an outstanding writer, an excellent time manager and understand that public relations is all about service. Minimum five years’ agency experience required, preferably on consumer, hospitality or technology brands.

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.

Company Description

Public relations and communications agency.

Requirements

  • Implementation of communications strategy/activation plans/contractual undertakings as directed by managing director or account director.
  • 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 the managing director or account director.
  • Overseeing client activities, including attending weekly or bi-weekly status meetings as directed by the managing director or account director or directly by client.
  • 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 as directed by the managing director or account director or directed by client but with senior account director’s approval.
  • 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.
  • Fulfill all aspects of the agreed scope of work for the client timeously and to a standard approved by the managing director or account director.
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and follow through.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communications skill.
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • At all times be a corporate ambassador for Irvine Partners in terms of general appearance and conduct.

Advantageous

  • Editing and subbing skills.
  • Implementation of communications strategy/activation plans.
  • Excellent writing skills.

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • 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 all activity is delivered to deadline.
  • Ensure deliverables are of required and exceeded standard.
  • Demonstrate good time management and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate a can-do attitude.
  • Have the ability to multitask.
  • The ability to manage stress.
  • Be detail-orientated.

Please send CV and cover letter detailing why you are the person we are looking for. Please note that should you not receive any feedback from us within 14 days,your application has been unsuccessful.

CONTACT DETAILS
Samantha Perry
Irvine Partners
samanthap@irvinebartlett.co.za

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