Senior career opening – PR Account Director

Salary negotiable – quick career progression possible

An award-winning PR, digital & social media marketing and activations agency, iHC separates itself from other agencies in terms of experience, creativity and client service. Offering over two decades of mastery with operations in the UAE, UK and Brazil, iHC delivers a turnkey marketing communications solution for some of the world’s biggest brands.

As an account director, your role is to lead the team and drive client accounts, enhancing our services delivery.

With flawless English and vast demonstrable writing experience you must be a capable and confident operator with a thorough understanding and experience working with digital & traditional media and have impressive communication skills.

You are responsible for the execution of communication strategies and activities for your client accounts, ensuring programmes and objectives are being adhered to and that accounts are well organised and client expectations exceeded at all times.

Required skills & experience:

Powerful press release writing
Accomplished telephone pitching
Natural client management
Enthusiastic media and influencer networking
Superb organisation
Impeccable English as a first language

Preferred skills & experience:

B2B PR experience
Social media management
Digital marketing
Team player
Adhere to agency policies and procedures
Participate in agency meetings, initiatives and campaign development meetings
Attend/ participate in relevant industry events
Read relevant trade, consumer and business media, bringing important issues to the attention of the team
Keep abreast of PR services that will enhance the agency’s client offering
Build positive relationships with colleagues and clients
Conceive and develop integrated communication strategies for a portfolio of clients
Oversee implementation of communications plans including: research and idea generation; writing coherent and factually accurate press releases; writing well informed copy for trade corporate and business publications; interviewing case studies; writing awards; event management etc
Plan and manage events ranging from media calls, press conferences, community events, training, etc. on behalf of clients.
In-depth knowledge of the workings of the national, regional, broadcast and online media
Building and maintaining effective working relationships with key journalists
Driving the media relations programme for clients as laid out in the agreed programme of activity
Develop news angles and place stories in a cross section of print, broadcast and online media
Proactively seeking and identifying publicity opportunities to ensure that the maximum level of coverage is achieved for your client, project etc.
Overseeing programmes of media promotional activity, such as competitions
Understand and advise on media handling including interview briefings, developing Q&A’s and developing statements in a crisis situation
To lead meetings, ensuring that preparation for the meeting is well organised, notes are taken and a contact report is circulated immediately after the meeting
Play the central role in the team and take full responsibility for your clients and any problems
Ensure all written material is proof read before it is submitted to the client
Brief designers, photographers, printers and other suppliers in a knowledgeable and precise manner, negotiate costs etc., and manage quality control deadline problems etc.
New business development
Preparation of proposals and pitches
Seek opportunities to grow business with existing clients
Develop new income streams

Please send your CV and note as to why you wish to be considered for the role to

(Sorry – but unfortunately due to the previous high volumes of applicants, we will only contact the candidates shortlisted)

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