Senior PR Account Manager - JHB - Johannesburg

Public Relations
Ref: 26 Date Posted: Wednesday 13 Sep 2017

My client is a well established, highly reputable owner-managed PR agency with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Both of which are currently looking for a Senior Account Manager to join their team, working on B2B/ Enterprise/ Tech clients.

This role requires experience in Enterprise (B2B) PR, digital marketing, people management, including coaching, mentoring and outputs-based KPI development.
You will be responsible for managing PR and Digital Marketing campaigns for up to 5 retained clients and lead a team of Account Managers/ Account Execs, and Interns.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide strategic input and manage the developments of plans for up to 5 Enterprise/ Tech clients simultaneously
  • Share your knowledge, process and results with the team on an ongoing basis for knowledge transfer
  • Write technology orientated press announcements with the support of professional content specialists
  • Co-ordinate and manage Digital marketing campaigns for optimum results
  • Quality assure delivery of the team and it’s outputs including proposals and pitches
  • Facilitate strategic client workshops
  • Assess the success of plans in implementation
  • Build the brand through networking and attending various events
  • Act as an escalation point and facilitate successful problem resolution
  • Monitor expenditures against budgets to ensure targets are met
  • Key relationships; Clients, Media, Suppliers, Copywriters, internal team
  • Monthly reporting and administration of accounts (records, billing etc.)
  • Recruit and ensure the training and orientation of new employees

You will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in either Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Media.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in a PR agency environment
  • A solid understanding of the local Technology industry is highly advantageous
  • Existing relationships with business and technology media is absolutely essential.
  • Drivers' license and own transport absolutely essential.