Public Relations Account Director Job 2020

Posted on :

30 Jan, 2020

Category :

Administrative Jobs in South Africa

Job Description

Job Title: Public Relations Account Director


  • The Account Director is the leader of the Account Management team and is the primary manager of the accounts held within the team. As such, he/she must recognise his/her prime responsibility for ensuring the quality of the agency’s product and for inspiring the highest standards in other team members.
  • The AD will work closely with the MD to attract and win new business that grows the existing consumer portfolio.
  • The AD is responsible for managing workflow and quality output of own work as well as members of their account management teams.
  • The AD provides leadership and mentorship to the members of their account management team, managing performance and assisting with skills development and career planning.
  • The AD is expected to build excellent relationships with clients, 3rd-party suppliers and with all members of the agency team for whom he/ she is responsible.
  • The AD’s leadership role on his/her business should contribute to the department and agency as a whole in a positive manner: by setting an example of best-practice PR account management as well as motivating and encouraging team members


  • Relevant PR Tertiary Qualification (Diploma or Degree)
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years experience in a PR agency
  • Strong knowledge of the PR sector
  • Extensive media relations experience and a good understanding of media landscape
  • Advanced MS Office skills, experience with Social Media
  • Strategic thinker with business development capability
  • Analytical, able to interpret data and develop strong and relevant assumptions
  • Commercially astute and switched on
  • Financial acumen
  • Creative and innovative, ideas-orientated
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Excellent client-facing skills: personable, credible and establishes trust
  • Excellent client presentation skills
  • People and team management experience, team leader
  • Conflict management skills, negotiation and problem solving
  • Excellent English written/verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and self-management skills
  • Ability to manage stress and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel, valid driver’s license and own transport

Desired Skills

  • Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Thinking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Financial Acumen
  • Good Management
  • Team Management

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Diploma

About The Employer

Join this winning PR Agency and watch your career grow.

Oversee 2 dynamic Consumer Teams. Work on awesome brands.

This PR Agency radically changes clients lives. They do tailor campaigns that arouse great interest, touch hearts, educate minds, encourage change and inspire action.

PLEASE only apply if you have the correct skills set. PR Agency and previous experience is required. If you have not heard from us in 2 Weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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