Account Executive - Energy + Industrials

Energy + Industrials London, United Kingdom


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies


H+K is an international communications agency and was the first large agency to structure itself around industry sectors to deliver deep industry knowledge. This is supported by specialist areas including ideas, creativity, strategy, content creation and publishing. Everyone in our agency is expected to constantly evolve, to reinvent their capabilities and to set new standards in the industry.


The Holmes Report has said H+K has arguably the best energy PR consulting team in Europe, and BusinessGreen has recognised us as ‘Green PR Agency of the Year’. We are a team of just over 30 bright, ambitious and hardworking consultants who manage corporate, B2B, public affairs, digital, brand and B2C communications for our clients.

We work on issues that range from managing the energy transition to supporting the rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure and the development of smart cities, through to ending plastic pollution and waste and much beyond.

We’re now looking to recruit an established Account Executive to join our growing practice to work with leading UK and global brands. Successful candidates will have a grounding in corporate and/or B2B communications, strong media relations skills, a strong grasp of social media and will have a passion for writing. You’ll have experience being part of account teams with multiple workstreams and will have played a role in managing team deadlines, workflow and agency delivery.

Experience in the energy and industrial sectors is preferred but not essential, but we are looking for someone with an interest and passion for this sector.


  • Is interested in the energy and industrials sector and how these sectors will shape the future of business and society
  • Has an interest in, and a developing understanding of how the wider policy and stakeholder environment around issues like climate change, regulation and sustainability can impact our clients’ operating environment
  • Is a master storyteller with a passion for writing, who knows how to flex their style for different clients, audiences and channels
  • Has a nose for a story, can create proactive media pitches and can sell them to media to generate coverage for clients
  • Has previous experience working with B2B brands and an understanding of the trade and national media landscape
  • Has attention to detail and appreciation of tight deadlines, and can prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Has strong organisational skills and ability to manage workloads, suppliers and other third parties


  • Developing and launching Net Zero Teesidethe UK’s most significant carbon, capture, utilisation and storage project
  • Activating social and media storytelling for one of the Principal Partners at COP26
  • Leading the national conversation on energy efficiency with Smart Energy GB, activating national creative campaigns to drive awareness around the rollout of smart meters in the UK
  • Supporting the Ellen McArthur Foundation with media relations campaigns around some of the world’s most pressing sustainability issues


  • Joining one of the world’s most respected, award-winning PR agencies with a global network of specialist communicators working with leading brands and clients
  • The opportunity to hone your skills across strategic consultancy, brand campaigns, paid and organic digital and social media, media relations, and content generation
  • Breadth of learning opportunities working across the H+K business with our experts in areas such as consumer brands, internal comms, crisis + issues management, behavioural science and digital and content production
  • Be part of a close-knit, highly motivated team, where culture matters, creativity is encouraged, and engagement and cooperation are common values
  • Our dedicated, industry-leading training academy The Hub which provides a breadth of skills enabling our people to take ownership of their career development

H+K is creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone belongs.  As a company and as co-workers, we are building a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential.  We are an inclusive employer and we always consider flexible working arrangements.