PR Account Director

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PR Account Director
Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Senior
Type: Permanent
Company: Ad Talent Africa

A leading full-service, integrated advertising agency is on the hunt for someone who is multi-skilled in the PR realm

Core to this role is playing a strategic role in business development, crisis resolution and management, government; - investor- and media relations, events and managing the PR campaigns for their clients.

The ideal candidate for this role has a strong PR background (preferably from an advertising or PR agency) and has hands-on experience with tactical PR. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of internal communications
  • Management of PR and consumer relations on behalf of clients
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic and tactical PR
  • Eventing
  • Media and investor relations
  • Government relations
  • Working closely with various internal stakeholders in terms of tenders for business
  • Business development
  • Crisis resolution and management
  • PR Campaigns for clients
  • Influencer marketing and management
  • Social media communications and management of influencers
Minimum relevant experience and skills/attributes required:
  • Tertiary qualification in Public Relations essential
  • At least 5-8 years working experience as a PR Account Manager
  • Previous experience in an advertising or PR agency is non-negotiable
  • Experienced with/in Media, investor and government relations
  • Crisis resolution and management
  • Financial and consumer PR
  • Tactical, strategic and campaign PR
  • Event management
  • Internal communications
  • Social media and influencer management
  • Experience working on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn platforms
  • Proven track record in strategic planning and business development
  • A positive attitude towards tight deadlines
  • Enjoys a fast-paced agency environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and eager to learn attitude
  • Excellent analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are a must
  • Ability to think creatively and out-of-the-box
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing, communication and confident presentation skills
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • Valid, drivers licence and own transport
  • Media
  • Public Relations
  • Business Development
  • Event Planning


Posted on 06 Jul 15:50, Closing date 5 Aug

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