Blakeney is looking for an Account Director to join our team at a time of exciting growth. We are looking for someone who enjoys working at a fast pace, has an excellent eye for detail and a passion for crafting the perfect strategy. If you enjoy politics and public affairs, understand energy policy and love working with interesting clients to solve complex problems, then Blakeney is the right place for you.

You will:

What we are looking for

You will need to be confident, sharp, creative, and energetic. We are especially looking for originality and personality. Therefore, the following are guidelines, not strict prerequisites:

  • Experience in developing and implementing corporate communications and/or public affairs strategies
  • The ability to run the day-to-day accounts; supporting client leads when it comes to client reporting, contact and counsel
  • Passionate about current affairs and able to confidently advise clients on complex challenges
  • An excellent writer that can comfortably go from writing a press release to an integrated communications strategy in a day
  • A team player: great interpersonal skills, and someone who brings a sense of fun to their work
  • Great time management and the ability to multi-task

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Providing client counsel with proactive and reactive media opportunities
  • Planning and leading sell-ins to media and identify key opportunities for clients, plus support managers in reactive outreach
  • Building relationships with key journalists, government officials, influencers etc
  • Leading on day-to-day account co-ordination, including being quality control for status reports, action planners and meeting contact reports
  • Being the eyes and ears for clients; being hungry for opportunities and helping us demonstrate added value
  • Assisting senior colleagues in fulfilling their responsibilities to keep accounts on track and within budget
  • Being a key part of the Blakeney team supporting marketing and business development

What you can expect

  • Real investment in you. You will gain first-hand experience in all areas of communications. Members of the team have worked at senior levels of very large corporates, consultancies, political parties, and referendum campaigns. So, you’ll get to work closely with a very experienced (but very friendly) team and benefit from their contacts and expertise.
  • Exposure to clients across a range of industries, from live entertainment to energy, as well as the opportunity to be directly involved in high-level brainstorms and the day-to-day running of strategic communications campaigns.
  • The chance to work on high profile communications campaigns that are helping to shape the world we live in.

How to apply

Please email with your CV and a short cover letter.