Issues + Crisis- Account Executive

Issues + Crisis London, United Kingdom


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

H+K is one of the leading global communications agencies, always in beta - always changing. We are the first and only large agency to structure itself around sectors to deliver deep industry knowledge, supported by specialist areas of ideas and strategy, content creation and publishing.

We expect our people to constantly evolve, reinvent their skills and set a new standard in the industry for their role, making our agency the perfect home for an ambitious self-starter.

We have an opportunity for a talented Account Executive who’s ready to take an active role to support our clients manage their corporate reputations. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn from some of the best in the business, who has the drive to get stuck in and work closely with colleagues to support clients’ needs.

The right candidate will be a strategic thinker, able to thrive in a fast-paced and constantly moving environment, and curiosity and knowledge of the world we live in, the media agenda, and how this applies to our clients. Agency experience is desired for the role.

The ideal candidate will have corporate reputation management experience, gained in an agency and/or in-house environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work quickly to tight deadlines are a must.

Blue chip brands, household names and FTSE 100 companies across all sectors.

+ Interest in, and understanding of, business issues, news and politics, the media and the world around you in general
+ Ability to keep on top of trends / news and the implication for your clients
+ Ambition, drive, and commitment to great results
+ Exceptional writing, verbal and digital communications skills
+ A client handler with the confident to work with senior stakeholders
+ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment
+ Issues management experience for B2B and/or B2C clients
+ Experience in media handling
+ Desire to be involved in winning new business
+ Initiative, drive and a knack in solving problems

+ Fantastic culture and a friendly but demanding team who will push you to be your best self and constantly learn new skills and take on new opportunities
+ Ability to work with and learn from an engaged senior team, committed to your development and finding the right opportunities for you to shine
+ The chance to develop your crisis and client counsel skills as part of one of the most respected corporate affairs teams in the industry, learning from some of the best practitioners in the field
+ The opportunity to work across a diverse portfolio of clients and industry sectors on a range of high profile projects
+ Breadth of experience and opportunity across corporate and consumer client base
+ Access to a global network of specialist communicators and ability to work on global projects and opportunities
+ Incredible training + development, including weekly sessions where we hear from a wide range of outside speakers to enrich our understanding of our industry and the world we live in.