PR Account Manager

Posted on :

30 Jan, 2015

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Accounting Jobs in South Africa

Job Summary

An award-winning PR and marketing agency specializing in luxury brands is looking for a talented PR Account Manager in Cape Town to work on some exciting new accounts. This position requires a driven and dynamic professional who is exceptionally presentable and understands luxury and style. The successful person will be very detail orientated and should be able to travel and represent th

Job Details

Employer: Switch Consultants (Pty) Ltd
The successful candidate will be responsible for the managing and executing of his/her designated client portfolio, with a particular focus on fashion brands. Responsibilities include the effective management, coordination, implementation, and completion of PR and publicity campaigns, and the successful management of high-end events. Strong relationships management ability with clients and media are critical to the position and a strong interest and/or experience in the luxury sector is essential.

The key performance areas are:
• Conceptualising and managing tactical and creative PR strategies and plans
• Exceptional media relationships with a solid track record in media management and client pitches
• Exceptional event management skills, including strategy and concept creation, planning, budgeting and full management
• Successful relationship building with existing and new clients
• Excellent creative writing skills (press releases and client proposals)
• Full management of all PR activities including monthly reports, supplier management and managing of creative material where necessary
• Good social media knowledge and experience
• An exceptional track record is essential and to be able to show a solid return on investment achieved for past clients
• Ability to suitably represent the company at industry and social events
• A good knowledge of the South African media landscape and the ability to create story angles for a multitude of different clients
• A good understanding of the international and local luxury industry and fashion sector
• In-depth knowledge of all aspects of PR with a PR Diploma or Degree
• Solid computer competence: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), web and social media
• At least two years PR work experience in a PR agency is essential

Personal attributes that are essential to the position:
• Self-confidence, and ability to influence
– Leadership and good decision making skills
• Ability to think creatively and ‘out of the box’
• Strong self management and team management skills
• Must be a strategic thinker
• Organised and efficient, with exceptional attention to detail
• Exceptional inter-personal skills and the ability to interact with media and clients where necessary
• Excellent time management skills, ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

How to Apply
Apply before Saturday, February 28, 2015Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion.

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