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Account Manager (Media)

Salary: £33,000

Location: London (hybrid, currently three days working from Westminster and two days working from home per week) 

Length of contract: Permanent

Job Details  

The Connect Group is an award-winning communications agency ranked in the PR Week UK Top 10 for public affairs, winning the PRCA awards for Best Campaign and Best Planning Campaign in 2022. We have a fast-growing team of over 50 consultants, with offices in Westminster and Belfast. We work with a diverse range of clients, from FTSE 100 companies and leading trade bodies to coalitions and charities.

We are committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards. We are members of the PRCA and CIPR, adhering to all industry codes, and hold the Investors in People Gold Standard.

To support our continued growth, we are looking to fulfil a new role supporting and expanding our dedicated and award-winning media work.

You will have experience in public affairs, public relations or journalism and an interest in politics that you want to develop.

You will be given support and training and responsibility to work with our clients from day one helping develop and implement communications campaigns, strategic PR and maintaining media relations.

You’ll have the creativity to spot the media opportunities that others miss, and to dream up something different designed to further our clients aims and objectives. You’ll have the practical skills to manage a busy workload, liaise with senior staff among our clients and to deliver. And you’ll have the demeanour to slot into a hardworking, supportive and friendly team who take pride in providing outstanding work and results and contributing to positive change in society.

You will be working with a cross-party, dynamic team with experience in a range of media and in Parliament, the political parties, trades unions, charities, local government and business across a range of policy areas.

 

Position Overview

 

As an Account Manager with a particular focus on public relations and media relations, your focus will be on helping our clients achieve influence through their messaging and profile.

You’ll need excellent communication skills, you’ll be writing for a range of outlets and audiences both internal and external, corporate and consumer.

 

You will be responsible for managing client relationships, developing and executing strategic communication plans, and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Strategic Communications:

 

  • Develop and implement integrated communication plans to support clients' public affairs and public relations objectives.

  • Craft compelling messaging and narratives that resonate with target audiences.

  • Utilise various channels, including media relations, digital platforms, and public events, to disseminate key messages effectively.

  • Maintain media contacts and track media coverage and broader industry and society trends to inform communications plans and strategic decision making.

 

Client Relationship Management:

 

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, serving as their primary point of contact.

  • Collaborate with clients to identify opportunities for engagement and develop strategic public relations campaigns.

  • Understand clients' goals, challenges, and industry landscape to provide strategic counsel and develop tailored communication strategies.

  • Collaborate with clients to identify opportunities for engagement and develop strategic public relations campaigns.

 

Benefits

 

Connect is an inclusive workplace and employer. Our staff are our greatest asset, and we are an Investor in People (Gold), committed to building and developing the skills of our growing team.

 

Our office base is close to Parliament in Millbank Tower, Westminster but we are fully adapted for remote working. We are happy to discuss flexible working, including working part-time or reduced working hours, job sharing and some remote working.

 

Broader benefits include:

 

  • Company pension – employer contribution of up to 9%

  • Discretionary bonus

  • Enhanced maternity pay (8 weeks full pay, 18 weeks half pay, 13 weeks SMP and 13 weeks unpaid)

  • Enhanced paternity pay

  • Contribution to mobile phone costs

  • Season ticket loan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Regular social events and celebrations

  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities including a personal training development plan, external sessions, plus internal ‘lunch and learn’ events and sharing of best practice

  • Mentoring scheme

  • Wellbeing and mental health support


Closing Date: 

We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible as this is an active recruitment process, and we are keen to meet with suitable applicants, and to appoint, as soon as possible.


Application Details
Please send CV and covering letter, stating what relevant experience/skills you feel you could bring to the role to Joe Wrighting via email at j.wrighting@connectpa.co.uk 

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