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Higginson Strategy is an award-winning communications agency specialising in delivering engaging and impactful campaigns for purpose-driven organisations. We are a small but fast-growing ambitious team, passionate about driving positive change for society and the environment. Our clients share this vision and include charities, NGOs, and commercial companies looking to do business in a way that means better outcomes for all. We empower clients by putting purpose at the heart of their organisation and spreading their message in a bold and attention-worthy way.

In addition to our client work, we deliver in-house campaigns on female empowerment and the environment, as well as our own thought-provoking podcast.

We are now looking to hire an established PR Account Manager, who will oversee the work of teams across a varied portfolio to ensure exemplary programme delivery for our clients.

The role:

  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day delivery of PR programmes with efficiency and effectiveness
  • Manage the junior team through solid forward-planning and coordination, acting as the key lynchpin between the junior and senior team
  • Plan and implement a media strategy through well-timed tactical interventions
  • Proactively contribute creative ideas to develop exciting and engaging campaigns for existing clients and prospects
  • Plan and lead routine client meetings, offering coherent and concise advice, and instil in the client confidence in your oversight and command of the account
  • Think and act independently, taking the initiative when appropriate
  • Provide concise and high-quality advice on the significance of external developments and the consequences for the client, making robust recommendations for a response
  • Be the client’s advocate within the agency, identifying needs in advance and reacting promptly to challenge to protect the agency’s relationships and partnerships

Skills:

  • Established in the role of Account Manager, with at least three years’ PR agency experience
  • Confident team player with strong communications skills and the ability to form effective working relationships with colleagues, clients, partners and suppliers
  • Understanding and management of the competing pressures of client needs and profitability of the business
  • An excellent grasp of the news agenda and a solid grasp of how to reach both corporate and consumer target audiences

Benefits:

  • Hybrid working environment (3 days office-based, 2 days at home)
  • Premium workspace including gym, reading room and wellness events
  • In job training PRCA membership
  • Car and bike salary sacrifice schemes
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Regular team events/socials

If you are interested in applying for the role, send us a short email with ACCOUNT MANAGER detailing why along with a CV to lauren@higginsonstrategy.com

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