Location: Maidstone, Kent
As a result of expanding workscopes from our current clients and new business secured from exciting international automotive brands, we’re seeking an additional Account Executive or Senior Account Executive with relevant experience in a communications or journalism environment. The role would suit someone who is ready to make a key step in their career by joining our award-winning team, having already gained experience in-house or at a PR agency. We would also consider a journalist with specialist automotive experience gained on consumer or trade publications, if they can demonstrate the aptitude to switch to a PR role.
You will support Account Managers in the delivery of our range of services to several clients. Key tasks will include researching and writing press releases and presentations, liaising with the media and assisting with the planning and delivery of creative automotive PR programmes, activities and campaigns.
Experience and Skills
Experience within the automotive sector is desirable but not essential – however candidates must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the automotive industry. Outstanding communication, writing, presentation and social media skills are vital.
It is essential that candidates are able to develop strong relationships with clients and media contacts and complete tasks accurately and on time. Applicants must be able to demonstrate initiative, creativity, flexibility and tenacity in order to meet our standards in delivering an exceptional service to our clients. Candidates must be able to work alone or contribute to a team effort, as required.
A degree in Public Relations or Journalism is preferable, but not essential for candidates who can demonstrate appropriate skills, capabilities, interests and determination to learn and succeed.
To attract the best people who are able to operate at this intense level we provide a competitive salary, private health insurance, plus a personalised training and development plan. We’re based within a beautiful business park on the outskirts of Maidstone, in the heart of the Garden of England. Situated just off the M20, there is easy access via the motorway network to south London and the rest of the south east – providing a simple “reverse commute” for those who live in or around London.
In addition to full holiday entitlements we have an innovative scheme, giving each employee every fourth Friday off, providing a long weekend once a month. We also provide free lunches, fruit and drinks for our staff every day. We look after our team to get the best from them. That’s why we’ve been named as one of the best places to work and how we have remained the UK’s leading automotive specialist PR and communications consultancy, working with a wide variety of clients in the UK, mainland Europe, the USA and Asia.
If you have what it takes to be a key member of the PFPR team, please send your CV to Peter Cox, Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.