Project Assistant/ Project Consultant (Account Executive), Strategy and Campaigns

Entry-level Professionals London, United Kingdom


APCO’s strategy and campaigns team is looking to hire project consultant or a project assistant who is excited by the way in which digital technology is changing the communications landscape, is interested in working on data-driven research and cross-channel campaigns, and will thrive collaborating with other team members in our dynamic and growing team. 

APCO’s approach to strategy and campaigns is rooted in:

  • We navigate complex challenges for clients by undertaking data-driven research to help us understand audience behaviour and the wider issues landscape.
  • Developing effective, evidence-based strategies for clients which are based on research and insights.
  • Running integrated, creative, and culturally resonant campaigns across communications channels (digital, media etc.)

Role requirements

Project Consultants & Assistants are involved in the day-to-day support of client projects by conducting research, drafting materials (digital copywriting, activity reports, credentials and proposals) and working on client deliverables under the supervisor of an assigned account manager. PCs and PAs are expected to demonstrate strong tactical abilities and writing fundamentals and have strong written and oral communication skills.

Key responsibilities would include:

  • Running data-driven, digital landscape research and analytical reports for clients and prospective clients;
  • Supporting client accounts and campaign deliverables: e.g., social media content calendars, long-form copywriting for blogs, measurement reports, social media community management, paid advertising/media buying; coordinating with designers on the developing of creative assets;
  • Active participation in internal and client meetings, offering knowledgeable observations and suggestions;
  • Ability to maintain email/telephone contacts with clients as needed, without requiring a supervisor to intervene on routine matters;
  • Coming up with creative ideas for how to improve services to our clients;
  • Supporting on new business opportunities.

The successful candidate will be/have:

  • Able to work across a diverse portfolio of clients and sectors (e.g., food and beverage, technology, healthcare, energy, environment and sustainability).
  • Experience of one or more of the following:
    1. Research experience: experience running research using digital tools such as social media listening platforms, and/or data science techniques.
    2. Campaign/communications experience: experience working on campaign or communications assets, such as: social media copywriting, community management, long-form copywriting, paid advertising/media buying, creative assets, measurement reports  

Highly desirable skills include:

  • Previous communications agency experience
  • Data science, statistics, or open-source intelligence (OSINT) research techniques
  • Experience working with social media listening tools or other artificial intelligence (AI) media monitoring applications

We are recognised as one of the best agencies to work for in our industry, providing:

  • The opportunity to work on a diverse range of clients and projects with some of the industry’s best and brightest
  • A collegial and collaborative working environment, where you will work closely with colleagues from around the world
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package, including health & wellness benefits
  • A hybrid work environment in which employees have the flexibility to work from our office and/or home
  • A strong commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion, as well as policies which drive structural change in these areas
  • Significant opportunities to develop professionally, with extensive training and personal development programmes including a global exchange programme

About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions, and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and non-profit organizations; many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

About APCO in London

As one of the world’s leading financial, business, media, cultural and political centres, London is the perfect base for APCO’s award-winning UK operations. APCO in the UK offers clients fully integrated communication services. Our talented and diverse team, coupled with perhaps the best time zone in the world, means that APCO’s London office is often the natural hub for global and regional accounts.