Blakeney are looking for an ambitious Account Manager with a good understanding of politics and media 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 helping interesting clients solve complex problems through communications.

You will:

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, equivalent work experience or professional qualifications.
  • A love for communications, 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.

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Draft an array of communication materials from press releases to consultation submissions
  • Lead on research into a variety of different policy issues
  • Pitch stories to target journalists on the phone and via email
  • Develop and maintain media and stakeholder lists
  • Monitor mainstream and social media, politics and policy developments
  • Liaise with clients across a number of accounts
  • Help the team keep track of different projects and priorities, managing upwards as needed
  • Produce daily and weekly monitoring or activity reports

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 with your CV and a short cover letter.