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

  • Real investment in you. You will gain first-hand experience of all areas in 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
  • Opportunities to network and build your contact base within the communications industry
  • An attractive package

How to apply

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