Senior PR Account Manager

Senior PR Account Manager

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Johannesburg
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: Permanent
Company: Ad Talent Africa

Job description

As a senior account manager, you are on top of everything happening in your portfolio of clients – you know what needs to happen when and ensure it gets done. You are the primary point of contact for clients and they trust you. With the help of your team, you ensure reporting is slick and accurate. You own the editorial plans for clients and are involved in strategy development. You ensure monthly billing is done effectively and work with your team to ensure profitability for your stream.

Core capabilities:
  • Account management: Demonstrate real-time knowledge of all client activities, ensure status documents are updated, run client status meetings, and take ownership for initiatives
  • Delegation: Demonstrate ability to effectively delegate tasks, ensuring timeous completion and quality
  • Project management skills: Take responsibility for specific projects from start-to-finish
  • Selling ideas: Demonstrate advanced presentation and influencing skills
  • Strategy: Develop strategic and tactical client proposals, plans and calendars
  • Writing: Demonstrate an ability to write effective content for your full client portfolio and display proficient editing skills
  • Media relations: Drive journalist relationship-building initiatives within the team, across your full client portfolio, display an excellent knowledge of the South African media landscape (and an interest in the broader African media landscape), develop solid media relationships, and oversee the effective running of your team’s entire media relations process
  • Pitching skills: Write and pitch excellent quality, relevant story angles to targeted media, displaying creativity and an understanding of newsworthiness
  • Research: Demonstrate strong research skills, and assimilation and presentation of information
  • Newsroom: Participate in daily Newsroom/media meetings and ensure relevant news and angles are marked and shared with clients
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Must have at least four to five years of PR agency experience working on corporate client accounts



  • Public relations
  • Media
  • Account management
  • Writing
  • Client service

Posted on 15 Oct 08:02

We are niched in the communications industry with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town from where we service all of South Africa, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world. Our portfolios include Digital, Creative and Client Service in Advertising, Marketing, Media, Public Relations and Corporate Communications.
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