Blakeney are looking for an ambitious Account Executive with a good understanding of politics and media, to work as an integral member of the team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a keen eye for detail and a desire to work in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

You will:

  • Construct media and stakeholder lists
  • Support other members of the communications team
  • Monitor mainstream and social media; clipping and logging coverage
  • Coordinate with partner agencies
  • Liaise with clients across a number of accounts
  • Execute research tasks as needed
  • Help the team keep track of different projects
  • Assist and plan for events and liaising with venues and suppliers
  • Produce Daily and Weekly activity report
  • Draft press releases, statements, Q&A and other media materials
  • Pitch stories to target journalists on the phone and via email

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:

  • A friendly, fun demeanour - balanced with first-rate professionalism.
  • Some experience in a communications role
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualifications.
  • Exceptional writing skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent organisational skills – with experience of working to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Good working knowledge and experience in using social media and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A willingness and ability to help shape our company and the way we do business

What you can expect

  • Flexible working.
  • A highly competitive salary.
  • An industry-leading benefits package with you in the driving seat.
  • Generous discretionary bonus.
  • Training budget tailored to your overall career – not just our business plan.
  • Pension scheme.
  • A progressive approach to work-life with a focus on your physical and mental health (including mental health training, ‘Recharge Days’, time back to you for keeping fit and ways of giving back to society.
  • After work socials and company events.
  • Active focus on personal development and your part in building our culture.

How to apply

Please email jobs@theblakeneygroup.com with your CV and a short cover letter