Rhizome Media, Senior Account Executive / Account Manager

Recruiter
Rhizome Media
Location
London (Central)
Salary
Very competitive, above the industry average for the right people, whatever their level.
Posted
29 Jan 2019
Closes
01 Mar 2019
Industry
PR
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

UNDERAPPRECIATED ACCOUNT EXECS

Rhizome Media is looking to hire a Senior Account Executive/Account Manager with at least two years of experience in PR, either at an agency or in-house, or two years’ experience as a journalist.

Why the hell would I want to work for you?

Based in an improbably hip WeWork office at the heart of redeveloped Paddington, Rhizome Media is a fast-growing company that prides itself in delivering excellent media coverage for businesses of all sizes in all sectors.

Our offices boast a meditation room and table tennis - but you’ll be having so much fun doing PR you won’t care. Though you may be interested to know we offer an annual £500 personal development fund, whizz staff away on a yearly work holiday somewhere hot - this year it’s Faro, Portugal - and provide 25 days of annual leave, as well as half a day off on your birthday. Oh and one day a year you can play your ‘joker card’ when you’re too hungover to function.

Who are you?

You’ll be a PR or journalist with at least a couple of years’ experience under your belt.

Importantly you’ll be a self-starter, equally as comfortable chatting to clients as you are getting your hands dirty by digging through a stack of data to find a story.

You’ll have good writing skills and be keen to tackle any number of different topics - from the finer points of the latest smartphones launch to mortgage loans.

Finally you’ll need to be confident and articulate, be comfortable dealing with company bosses, possess a sound grasp of current affairs and above all have a nose for a good story.

A dry sense of humour and a willingness to work hard - and laugh - in roughly equal measure won’t do you any harm, either.

The day job

We’re an SME that punches well above its weight - representing everyone from SMEs to listed firms and companies across a huge variety of sectors including financial services, property, insurance, technology, health and motoring.

Our clients include household names like uSwitch, the AA, Indeed and Phil Spencer - yes, the one off the telly - as well as a number of exciting disruptors, like funeral comparison site Beyond and cybersecurity experts Top10VPN.

You will be yearning to get involved in a huge variety of tasks including ideas generation, writing press releases and features, organising and attending journo/client briefings, crunching data and crisis management. We work a bit like a news agency, so it’s a fast-paced and exciting working environment. For the right person, this is a fantastic opportunity to help play a major role in the growth of this firm.

It goes without saying that you will have excellent people skills, be confident and articulate, possess a sound grasp of current affairs and polished writing skills, together with a nose for a good story.

Key day-to-day tasks:

  • Managing/assisting with accounts
  • Writing press releases
  • Writing reactive comments following breaking news
  • Pitching in news stories and features to national, regional and trade media
  • Organising and attending journalist briefings
  • Contributing to new business proposals and pitches
  • Organising radio/TV interviews and briefing clients
  • Speaking to case studies
  • Responding quickly and efficiently to journalist requests


Skills and experience:

  • Self-starter with bags of initiative
  • Ideas person – both creative and news aware
  • Excellent client handling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong news sense
  • Team player
  • Multi-tasker
  • Good media contacts a bonus
  • Enthusiastic and intuitive
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines


Salary

Very competitive so talk to us - we pay well above the industry average for the right people, whatever their level.

Apply by completing the application form below.

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