Account Director - Entertainment

Entertainment London, United Kingdom


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Account Director, Entertainment - Hill + Knowlton Strategies


Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is an international PR and communications agency based across 80 offices in 40 countries and working globally with many of the largest multinational companies. We structure and lead our business around industry sector teams to deliver deep industry knowledge for the benefit of our clients. These teams are supported by specialist areas of creative ideas development and strategy, data and analytics, content creation and publishing, corporate affairs and ESG. The people in our agency are constantly evolving and are expected to re-invent their skills and set new standards in the industry.

We are proud to have been awarded Provoke Sabre EMEA Awards: UK PR Consultancy of the Year 2022, EMEA Agency of the Decade, UK 2022 Silver Agency of the Year: Campaign Awards, EMEA 2022 Gold PR Agency of the Year: Campaign Award.


The Entertainment & Leisure sector at H+K Strategies hosts some of the biggest and most exciting brands in gaming, music and cinema, streaming, VR and mobile to destination and travel led brands.

We’re a vibrant and creative team that strives to deliver incredible work for brands at the forefront of culture.

We’re recruiting for an Account Director with experience in consumer PR and a passion for communications in the entertainment and leisure space.

Clients include:

  • Activision Blizzard – Part of the worlds biggest video game publisher and maker of call of duty. Leading the launch and sustain of one of the worlds biggest videogame franchises, across the UK and EMW+EA through strategic campaign planning and co-ordination of local market executions. Focussing on engaging mainstream audiences through impact in popular culture while maintaining the core community.
  • StockX The place to get a piece of current culture from sneakers to electronics, trading cards to handbags. Our work includes delivering the best-in-class press office for the UK and EMEA.
  • Hurtigruten the world’s leading adventure travel group, offering unique experiences in the most spectacular areas on the planet. We support Hurtigruten Norway and Hurtigruten Expeditions in telling their brand story around creating authentic local travel experiences, through a hardworking press office encompassing press trips, news generation and reviews as well as brand campaigns.


  • Play a key role in delivering integrated PR campaigns to some of our biggest clients.
  • Be part of a driven and ambitious team.
  • Manage senior client relationships, domestically and internationally.
  • Drive creativity and strategic thinking.
  • Create engaging assets and content for global and local storytelling.
  • Market liaison and crafting comms strategy.
  • Talent and influencer identification and activation.
  • Use data and insights to drive effective storytelling and campaign evaluation.
  • Co-ordinating global and local events.


  • Excellent client service and campaign management skills and a track record of developing earned media campaigns that fly and have a deep understanding of popular culture and the entertainment space.
  • Ideally have delivered creative planning and strategy for global consumer brands, as well as creating local executions that reflect and shape culture.
  • Passionate about Entertainment and particularly digital entertainment (gaming, audio, streaming etc).
  • Strong client handling and leadership skills; from design to delivery of campaigns and projects.
  • Proficient in preparing and managing budgets.
  • Strong understanding of the media landscape and influencer marketing with the ability to lead by example and coach junior team members to ensure a consistent quality of output.
  • Curiosity for different cultures, experiences, and current affairs.
  • A desire to understand audiences and how to engage them.
  • Driven and self-motivated. Experience in managing members of a team and maintaining momentum behind work.


  • 25 days + (3 days at Christmas) 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
  • Our dedicated interactive training academy - ‘The Hub’
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellness programmes
  • Weekly social events
  • 2 x volunteer days per year


H+K employs over 300 people in the UK, and our stunning Clerkenwell offices run over two floors, encompassing a beautiful roof terrace and subsidised bar area, which is a great spot for client meetings and socialising with the wider agency. 


We pride ourselves on 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 are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.


We believe diversity is strength. Our Commitment at Hill + Knowlton Strategies is to combine our employees unique backgrounds, perspective, and experiences to build a more diverse and inclusive organisation that represents all of us and the businesses we work with.  We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and will consider all applicants regardless of age, gender identity ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, family or parental status, neurodiversity, and disability status.  We are also happy to provide reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process. Please refer to our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Recruitment Charter to understand more about H+K’s commitments here.

H+K is Disability Confident Committed and a Dyslexia SMART organisation.  If you require any adjustments to the application or interview process with us, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected]

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