Rhizome Media, Account Director
7 days left
- Full Time
PRs WHO WANT TO BE THEIR OWN BOSS
Rhizome Media is looking for an Account Director with bags of experience running accounts, generating top-notch newsworthy stories and securing coverage.
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.
Who are you?
You’ll be a PR with several years’ experience working either at an agency or in-house, with excellent news sense and a knack for building relationships with people.
Above all, you’ll be a self-starter capable of running accounts independently and driving fantastic media coverage.
You’ll have honed your skills working at the coalface of the industry; drafting tight, fresh copy, handling tricky clients and juggling multiple things at once.
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.
- Story idea generation
- Running accounts and client handling
- Writing press releases
- Writing reactive comments about breaking news
- Pitching 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
- 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
- Faultless written and verbal communication skills
- Impeccable news sense
- Team player (yawn)
- Good media contacts a bonus
- Enthusiastic and intuitive
- Ability to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines
- Providing direction to juniors
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