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Account Director

Birmingham | Salary: Dependant on experience | Job Type: Full time

The role

Story’s Account Directors are powerhouses. Part of the management team, they have ultimate responsibility for the agency’s growth – in every way.

With more than five years in PR or full-service agency comms, they are dab hands with strategy, copy, clients, budgets, new business and more. Team motivators and pros who never stop at ‘good’ when it comes to wowing clients with great service and surprising prospects with new solutions. 

Delivering envy-inducing award-winning work for clients while developing and motivating a hungry dream team alongside them. 

With a diverse skill set, they grow and shape the agency, while offering high-level counsel to team members on client issues. Thought leadership and copywriting professionals, they have a nose for news and deep knowledge of current affairs, with a sharp eye for detail. As digital and creative mavens, ensuring content is maximised across all audience channels is second nature. 

What we want 

  • Hunger, ambition and drive to tell stories that connect and matter
  • Five years plus in comms and PR – ideally with a recent background in agency and its management
  • Someone who challenges us and our clients – in a data-backed, innovation-driven way
  • A grafter – we are a small team, we each believe in what do, and we work hard because of that
  • Commercial acumen – the ability to deliver value across the board
  • New business – the nous, experience and drive to hunt down and convert the right opportunities
  • Digital, social media and creative – we’re growing our services. Being able to add, drive and bring something to that in a measurable way earns brownie points
  • Thought leadership and copywriting excellence – non-negotiable
  • Line management experience and the ability to develop, coach and motivate a team

What we can offer

  • A squad of nine colleagues and dare we say, friends, like no other – including Story’s new resident puppy, Spike
  • A competitive and industry-benchmarked salary, dependent on experience
  • Access to our discretionary bonus scheme
  • Your birthday off work as our gift to you
  • Social and wellbeing activities 
  • On-the-job mentoring and training
  • Top tech – Apple laptop, phone and access to our team Spotify (the good and the bad!)

Long term potential

  • Story burns on start-up spirit. We are an ambitious agency – not growth for its own sake, but as a measure of our impact. We want to tell stories that connect and matter, be somewhere that’s incredible to work and to work with. Story is independent and owner managed. Opportunities beyond this role are there for the making and the taking

What makes Story stand out? 

  • We have four values – and they are not just words on a wall. They are how we work as a team. Fearless, relentless, united and honest. We work hard, we thrive on challenge and we say what we mean. The flip side, the team always has your back, and you’ll have theirs 
  • Corporate punks – our belief that corporate and B2B comms doesn’t mean talking like a robot drives us. With the corporate mask down, well told stories connect people with people. We’re fearless but not reckless, we’ll challenge clients, briefs and work – but only when we’ve done the homework and have the solution up our sleeve 

Finer details

  • We are currently working from home but expect to return to an office in Birmingham in 2021. Hybrid working is also expected with some time together in the office and some remote
  • You’ll report directly to the MD 

To apply

To apply, send your CV and a covering email to hello@wearestorycomms.com. 

Tell us a Story. We’d love to hear why you want to be part of #TeamStory, why we need you on the team and where you think our opportunities lie. 

Deadline 31st January. We use a blind recruitment process.

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