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Account Manager based in Dublin

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Job Title: Account Manager

Working For: Higginson Strategy

Location: Dublin

Salary: £32,000 – £40,000 depending on experience

Job details

We are looking for a confident and experienced Account Manager to join our creative, friendly, and forever growing team, working with a wide range of clients, supporting them with powerful purpose driven public relations, public affairs and campaigns strategies. Higginson Strategy is a UK based agency part founded by Irish citizen Clodagh Higginson, looking to set up our first office in Republic of Ireland. The role will involve delivering campaigns and media strategies on various inspiring client accounts.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years agency experience in PR, strong attention to detail and accuracy. The ability to confidently manage multiple client accounts and oversee the work of account executives, and a keen desire to make an impact in a forward-thinking agency and to make the world a better place!

About us

Higginson Strategyis 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.

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)
  • Training budget  
  • PRCA membership
  • Car and bike salary sacrifice schemes
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 2 spontaneous half days
  • Christmas and family and friend’s bonus
  • Regular team events/socials

Application Details: If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a covering letter (max 1 page) outlining why you are interested in this position and responding to the criteria outlined above to: lauren@higginsonstrategy.com

Please note we do accept job sharing applications and flexible working is considered.

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