Blakeney is looking for a media savvy Senior Account Manager 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 message. If you enjoy working with top tier media and love helping interesting clients solve complex problems, then Blakeney is the right place for you.

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:

  • You have a good amount of experience, either in house or in an agency, with a real passion for media relations
  • You are a media hound: tenacious and eager to pick up the phone, speak to journalists and secure great coverage.
  • You are highly organised: you will be relied upon to ensure accounts are run effectively and efficiently, managing both downwards and upwards
  • You enjoy writing and can comfortably turn your hand to any media materials from pitches and press releases to blogs and op-eds
  • You enjoy being a team player: great interpersonal skills, and someone who brings a sense of fun to their work
  • You have 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, bloggers etc
  • Writing first drafts of communications materials including but not limited to press releases, media pitches, comment pieces and thought leadership
  • 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
  • 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.