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Reference: 63473

Date Added: 14 November 2017
Closing Date: 24 November 2017

Job Title: Account Manager

Working For: JBP

Location: London

Salary: £30,000 - £37,500

Job Details

A great opportunity has arisen to join the JBP Westminster team. JBP is a top-10 public affairs agency with a strong reputation for integrated and strategic communications in policy-led campaigns, supported by high-level media engagement.

We are ideally looking for a communications professional with an agency background. This may be an ambitious senior account executive looking for the next step up, or an experienced account manager looking for a chance to get involved in some exciting campaigns and a portfolio of clients.

In particular, we are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience of media handling, event management, and a good understanding of the political landscape.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong experience of working in media relations and communications (ideally with a policy related focus);
  • Established media connections;
  • Strong experience of pitching ideas/stories to the media;
  • Strong understanding of the wider political landscape;
  • Excellent copywriting skills (ie opinion writing, press releases, and web content);
  • Experience of deploying social media channels effectively;
  • Ability to work flexibly, under pressure and to short deadlines;
  • Experience of having managed a team, or keen desire to manage one
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills (ie managing multiple client demands at once);
  • Commercial instinct, and desire to get involved in new business pitching;
  • Confident, conscientious and self-motivated.

Working as part of an integrated team you will:

  • Manage client accounts across a range of policy areas and media specialisms;
  • Be the main day to day contact for our clients on some of our biggest campaigns and retainers;
  • Play an active role in developing campaigns and media relations strategies;
  • Be a key part in new business brainstorms and support in the development of new business proposals;
  • Author press copy, including opinion writing for national newspapers.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days' holiday;
  • Pension Scheme;
  • Company benefits including discounted cinema tickets, gym membership, bikes, and more;
  • Share options dependent on length of service.

Closing Date: 24 November 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place as soon as appropriate candidates are identified (likely early December).

Application Details

Please send your CV and a covering letter clearly setting out your experience, and what you think you could bring to JBP, to James Hargrave at james.hargrave@jbp.co.uk.

We will acknowledge short-listed candidates.

Website: http://www.jbp.co.uk/

Additional Notes