Consumer Packaged Goods- Account Executive

Consumer packaged goods London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

THE TEAM/ROLE

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented, entry level junior to join our award-winning team. This role offers the chance for a young professional starting out to experience a variety of exciting, fast moving accounts and benefit from training and coaching that will enable skills development in a supportive and nurturing environment.

We are looking for someone who is regarded as a team player and self- starter who takes initiative, someone who has a keen interest in media, is a confident communicator and has a strong understanding of the social media landscape. As someone who will thrive in a fast-paced environment they must have their finger on the pulse of pop culture and be hungry to learn. Consumer brand experience is an advantage but not mandatory.

RESPONSIBILITIES + ATTRIBUTES

The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of activities including:

+    Assisting the team with media outreach, including media sell-ins and organising product drops/requests for media and influencers

+    Managing social media channels for key clients

+    Maintaining and regularly updating the administrative elements of the account (including coverage charts, agendas, coverage folders, media list etc.)

+    Monitoring for coverage and keeping abreast of relevant industry news

+    Desk research for new business pitches and current clients

+    Assisting the team with managing events/photoshoot/press trip logistics

We are looking for:

+    A keen interest and ambition in and solid understanding of PR

+    Digitally savvy, with a good knowledge of social media

+    An appetite for sustainability comms – both targeting both a corporate and consumer audience base

+    A knowledge of industry trends and UK media landscape

+    Confident self-starter with a proactive approach

+    A strong teamwork ethic

+    Excellent communications skills and strong written ability

+    The desire to learn quickly and  the ability to maintain a positive attitude

+    Self-assured, tenacious and supportive

+    Highly organised, with strong multi-tasking and prioritising skills

WHAT THE ROLE CAN OFFER YOU

+    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

+    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