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PR Account Director/Senior Account Manager
Birmingham city centre
Salary dependent on experience

We are looking for someone extra special to join our team and help drive it as it grows. Super smart, proactive, entrepreneurial and inspiring – could it be you?

As a fast growing start-up agency, we are looking for someone with bags of energy and enthusiasm who will relish the challenge of being part of something with huge potential.  We are looking for a motivational team player and leader – someone who wants to make their mark and progress their career.

We are an ambitious agency based in Birmingham and with new business wins driving our growth, we are moving fast. The agency works across a range of B2B/corporate sectors, specialising in legal, property, finance, inward investment, local government and public affairs.

We are looking for an ambitious senior account manager or account director to lead, support and develop our talented team of junior managers and executives. They will also lead the team in delivering consistently top-notch results for our clients while pitching for and winning all manner of new and exciting contracts as we grow. As a key player in the business, they will deputise for our MD when needed.

Who are we looking for?

  • A real fit – someone who ‘gets’ what we are about and wants to be part of creating a agency that not only succeeds, but leads in generating new ways of thinking and doing in PR
  • Ambitious and entrepreneurial – always looking for the next opportunity to contribute and add real value to the agency and our clients’ businesses
  • A team player and leader – that takes responsibility, inspires, leads and coaches others to deliver incredible results
  • A self sufficient deliverer – of a happy team, happy clients, new business and industry defining ideas
  • An ‘attention to detail’ person – that can proof, plan, evaluate and measure everything from a campaign to agency capacity and work schedules
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment – juggling a number of staff, clients and projects ensuring industry leading standards of work – without breaking a sweat
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty – we are a small, high performing team. Senior team members are expected to get hands-on with media relations and copywriting as much as strategy and campaign planning
  • Someone who works hard work – we run fast and we need someone who can keep up, and even push us to achieve some new PBs!

Key responsibilities

  • To take a leadership role and make measurable contributions to the agency’s growth commercially, and across service offerings/skills
  • Client and agency budgetary planning, forecasting and quality control
  • Client management and team capacity planning
  • Manage/oversee key client accounts across mainly B2B sectors
  • Day to day and line management of direct reports across a high performing team of account managers/ account executive/s
  • Delivery of exceptional results across a range of PR/comms tasks
  • Generation of new ideas for client campaigns, metrics and ways of working for the agency
  • A constant and unflinching commitment to innovating!

Requirements

Essential

  • A go-getting, ambitious leader that can inspire, manage and get their hands dirty by working hard
  • Excellent client handling skills
  • Inspiring writing skills (especially thought leadership)
  • At least four years’ work experience in communications/ PR
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong corporate PR/ communications skills
  • Experience working with B2B and B2C sector organisations
  • A team player that can also work independently
  • A commitment to building your contacts through networking and events
  • Strong industry awareness with a thirst for keeping ahead of the latest trends and innovations

Desirable

  • Strong working relationships with target media, particularly across nationals (i.e. business, property, finance, retail) and regional Birmingham/Midlands
  • Experience of running high profile integrated campaigns with real business impact.
  • Experience in:
    • public affairs/government
    • media planning and buying
    • delivering media training
    • stakeholder management and engagement programmes
    • speech writing
    • crisis and issues management
    • content marketing
    • management of film projects

In return, we offer excellent career prospects, generous bonus, a fun and fast paced culture and a bunch of very passionate office mates! We are also based in one of those most covetable offices in the city within Alpha Works.

As a young, entrepreneurial and growing company, we offer significant opportunities for long-term career development.

If you are an account manager, senior account manager or account director looking for a real challenge and the opportunity to progress and be part of something a bit different – we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a covering letter including salary expectation to amanda@wearestorycomms.com, quoting the reference “Account Director/ Senior Account Manager” in the subject line.

PR Account Executive/Senior Account Executive
Birmingham city centre
Salary dependent on experience

 

PR Account Executive / Senior Account Executive

Very rarely do you get a chance to be in at the start of something. Any PR agency you have worked for in the past, or may work for in the future will have a hymn sheet you’re expected to sing from, and won’t care whether that particular one is your jam or not. Story Comms is that chance to be at the start of something. Something special.

We are looking for someone extra special to join our team and help shape it as it grows. Sharp, driven, entrepreneurial, creative, B2B focused, a real grafter and a self-starting deliverer of results. If this is you, read on. If not, move along there’s nothing to see here.

Some things you need to know about us:

  • We’re the fastest growing PR agency in the Midlands
  • We’re the only agency outside of London to be nominated for the PR Week New Consultancy of the Year award
  • We’re big fans of bullet points

Our work helps put cities, regions and developments on the map, gets people noticed and wins our clients both influence in their market and a new customer or two along the way.

From telling the regeneration story of a once forgotten part of Birmingham to working alongside some of the sharpest legal minds, as well as shaping the comms of some fast-growth blue chip SMEs, there’s a variety of clients, sectors, projects for you to run, shape, and make your own.

You’ll need to have…

  • B2B/ corporate PR/ communications skills
  • The ability to turn around crisp copy to tight deadlines that make varied audiences stop and take notice – whether it be a press release or piece of thought leadership
  • A genuine love of current affairs
  • At least 6 months’ work experience in communications/ PR
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • The desire to engage with journalists at a regional and national level, and a growing book of contacts
  • Experience of working on integrated campaigns with real business impact

In return, we offer excellent career prospects, competitive salary, a fast-moving culture with great benefits – daily laughs, loads of coffee and work your mum will want to stick on her fridge with magnets.

If you are an account executive ready to take the next step up or a media-savvy grad that’s looking to learn fast and accelerate their career, then get in touch.

Job Type: Full-time

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter, including salary expectations to amanda@wearestorycomms.com, quoting the reference “Account Executive/Senior Account Executive” in the subject line.