PR Account Director

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PR Account Director
Remuneration: market-related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Senior
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #PRDirKMBTM22
Company: ninety9cents

Job description

We are looking for someone who is multi-skilled in the PR realm to join our close knit team and become a part of delivering quality public relations campaigns and media relations to be proud of. The PR Account Director is responsible for the execution of media and investor relations against strategy. Core to this role is playing a strategic role in business development, crisis resolution and management, government; investor and media relations, eventing and managing the PR campaigns for our 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. The PR Account Director must have the aptitude for building and maintaining relationships with current and potential stakeholders.


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, driver's license and own transport

Interested candidates must please submit a concise CV and salary expectation. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within three weeks after submitting your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We remain committed to the principles of employment equity.


Posted on 05 Jul 11:22, Closing date 3 Aug

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