Prosek's London office is looking for an Account Manager to join our expanding team. The Account Manager is expected to not only demonstrate superior media relations skills, but also have the ability to manage multiple projects, and people.
Additionally, as leaders and ambassadors of the firm, Account Managers should mentor and inspire the junior team members and peers.
At Prosek, all members of our team are expected to be strong team players participating in brainstorms and creative strategy planning for clients and internal projects alike.
Each member is encouraged to be entrepreneurial in their work building their network with media and new business prospects and is considered the "writer of their own story" here at Prosek.
We encourage "unboxed" thinking and expect clever, witty, quick ideas from each member of our company.
Ensure quality assurance for team / account deliverables and oversee team's delivery of these at a consistently strong quality
Demonstrate strong project management skills
Lead your team, working in collaboration with senior managers, to deliver media results for your clients
Use personal media contacts to secure effective media results
Motivate and mentor junior staff to work effectively with journalists in the best interest of Prosek's clients
Participate in and conduct media training sessions and media interviews
Ability to pitch an exclusive and co-ordinate media campaign
Show an understanding of proactive / reactive media engagement (approach and response)
Lead by example with phone pitching and email pitches
Be responsible for reviewing and editing all written materials developed by account team
Assist team members with fine-tuning their writing skills
Write and develop strategic, persuasive, client documents and presentations with strong attention to detail and little guidance
Write solid first drafts of senior level editorial assignments such as speeches, articles and opinion-editorials (op-eds)
Account Management / Delivery
Manage the flow of account work among junior team members to ensure that client objectives are met flawlessly and on time
Understand and respond to the complexities of accounts, with many moving parts and multiple tasks that need to be managed
Ability to keep an account moving and step into a senior role when required
Strong programme management skills (e.g. account management, profitability, workflow management)
Demonstrate an initial ability to provide strategic counsel where appropriate
Effective at downward delegation and upward management
Motivate the team and your direct reports to ensure the quality of your and the team's direct work
Show eagerness in the business side of the account
Leadership / Mentorship
Act as "brand champion" of the team and ensure that the staff is motivated, engaged and working to potential leading to positive upward reviews
Proactively give team members constructive feedback (identify, flag and solve problems)
Become involved in recruitment and evaluate potential new hires to determine if they would work well with Prosek
Shows interest in the new business initiatives in the firm and identifies opportunities for current client expansion, new business prospects from current / new clients and present ideas to senior managers
Collate / handle execution of presentation / capabilities decks and provide senior review
Market Prosek to your clients and contemporaries
Continue to participate actively in agency-wide events and activities and share good industry intelligence
You must be a visible culture ambassador and demonstrate the Prosek "if you see something, say something" attitude when it comes to maintaining office culture
Demonstrate intellectual curiosity for the craft of PR and the industries we serve and stays up-to-date on new PR tools / developments