Retail + Leisure- Account Execuive

Retail + Leisure London, United Kingdom


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies


Account Executive

Our 25+ retail and leisure team brings together experts in fashion, travel, luxury, retail and entertainment, all connected by the desire to inspire better, more enriched lifestyles. We produce Cannes-Lion winning content, work with some of the world’s largest and most sought-after brands, and run some of the busiest press offices in the industry. From fashion and travel to entertainment and tech, we focus on creating an emotional connection with the consumer and helping the brands we work for tell their business story in a compelling way.

We are looking for a talented, creative and fast paced Account Executive to support the team on some of our lifestyle and travel brands. You should be a team player and self-starter who takes initiative, has solid media knowledge and contacts - particularly in lifestyle press with an understanding of lead times, and are reliable and organised enough to provide a solid support and coverage function for all client accounts.

You will be passionate about working in lifestyle and travel PR, and committed to creating smart, culturally relevant and purpose-led campaigns that drive true brand preference, whilst also delivering business results.


  • Press office – both reactive and proactive
  • Maintaining relationships and building media / influencer contacts to drive client coverage
  • Campaign and events support
  • Drafting copy for product mailers and press releases
  • Maintaining and regularly updating the administrative elements of the account (including coverage charts, agendas, coverage folders, media list etc.)
  • Creative – confident generating ideas routed in client need
  • Monitoring for coverage and keeping abreast of relevant industry news
  • Interest in travel, leisure, tech, entertainment, food, lifestyle and more corporate storytelling
  • Culturally connected and tapped into the latest trends
  • UK and global outlook - ability to transfer skills to both UK and global client work


  • The opportunity to develop your PR and digital skills under the guidance of some of the best in the industry
  • The chance to gain first-hand experience in consumer brand PR, working on high-profile international brands
  • Exposure to large clients and campaigns
  • The ability to work alongside a passionate and supportive team
  • Joining one of the world’s most respected, award-winning PR agencies


  • 28 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
  • SMART pension scheme
  • Heavily subsidised on-site bar
  • WPP employee discount scheme
  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries