PR Account Director
6d ago
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  • Johannesburg - An extremely reputable PR agency seeks to hire a seasoned PR account director. The role has many functions, however, this is the main purpose of the role : To manage large local portfolio'
  • s To build strong client relationships and be considered a potential company leader To meet performance requirements and growth projections To act in accordance with company policies and procedures at all times and be familiar with and support achievement of, the company'
  • s vision and exemplify the company's values Other responsibilities of the role : To set and manage clients expectations To act as the primary clients contact for all the accounts and grows and consolidate client contacts To provide leadership in growing existing accounts and anticipate and lead in the resolution of emerging account problems To identify and pursue opportunities for developing new business within and across company offices and practice areas To deliver strong analyses, strategy and concepts to new programme development and ensure that the team contributes quality ideas and recommendations for new / expanded programmes and proposals To develop and manage projects / programmes and the production of materials by the account team To ensure team is informed about, and involved in, projects and has knowledge of cases, products, services and the application of resources and technology to client work To be an effective planner of media relations strategies, large-scale events and other elements of account / project activity To contribute to forecasting / projections done by regional managers To develop accurate project budgets and monitor them effectively To oversee timely development and distribution of bills and activity reports To gain awareness and understanding of our contractual agreements and their impact on agency procedures To ensure that staff complete and submit their timesheets on time To participate with senior managers in hiring, assessment and career development activities To work with senior managers to identify and address supervisory training, leadership and career development needs and opportunities within the team or practice group and help to ensure that those needs are met To manage staff to maximise productivity and individual, team and financial performance To delegate effectively Should have established media, professional, industry, consumer and other relevant contacts.

  • To anticipate client needs and problems and develop creative and effective solutions To be responsible for overall development of programmes based on team input To build and develop agency and client accounts and resources To provide leadership in building effective, productive account teams To act in accordance with company policies and procedures at all times and routinely invest in building agency morale and capacities To be familiar with and support achievement of, the company'
  • s vision and exemplifies the company's values and ethics Requirements Must have PR diploma Very good writing skills Strong media contacts Must be able to manage staff Minimum five years PR agency experience at senior level Must be able to implement, execute and develop strategy if and when required

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