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Account executive role

Are you looking to start your career in PR or have some experience and want to progress? We are looking for a bright, confident, ambitious new member of staff with a passion for public relations to join our friendly, collaborative, close-knit team of consultants.

Spirit has a range of high-profile clients, focused on property, film/TV, culture/arts, business, and charity/community sectors, largely based in Bristol and the South West.

Our small, well-respected Bristol consultancy will give you the opportunity to work on interesting projects, learn the skills you will need to progress and take more responsibility as you develop.

Responsibilities

  • Copy writing – range of platforms including media, websites and social media
  • Media handling – issuing releases, pitching stories and responding to enquiries
  • Desk research – media lists, stakeholder groups and client PR opportunities
  • Relationship management – interacting with clients and external stakeholders
  • Content creation for clients, planning and scheduling activity across social media and other digital platforms
  • Bringing new creative ideas to the table for client campaigns
  • Account reporting – client PR & social media analytics reports
  • Supporting Spirit’s marketing activities, including website and social media
  • Administrative support for the company

Personal requirements

Essential

  • Someone with ambition, who wants to forge a career in PR/Communications
  • Some office-based work experience, ideally in a creative industry
  • Demonstrates understanding of the role/remit of a PR consultancy
  • A degree in a relevant subject (minimum 2:1)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to create engaging content for a range of platforms and an eye for detail
  • A confident, motivated, self-starter who is excellent at taking initiative and able to take on responsibility
  • A quick learner, who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organisational skills, flexibility and time keeping. Ability to manage own deadlines and juggle a busy schedule and competing priorities
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office, databases and managing/updating websites

Desirable

  • Some PR/Communications experience, ideally in an agency
  • A demonstrable interest in public relations/marketing and/or journalism
  • Good social media and digital knowledge and skills
  • A good understanding of the wider digital landscape, including ideas on how to implement effective social media campaigns and drive engagement

Why work at Spirit?

  • Unlike most entry level jobs, you’ll get a lot of hands-on experience.  As you develop in the team, you will be given more responsibility and the opportunity to find your areas of interest
  • You’ll be part of a collaborative, flexible and supportive environment. We like to bounce ideas off each other and have regular team discussions to get the creative juices flowing
  • When you work in a small business, you’re not a small cog in in a big wheel. You’ll be given responsibility and the opportunity to progress and develop your skills. Your contribution matters and we welcome fresh perspectives and new ideas
  • We love what we do so it matters to us that we work on interesting projects which are deeply rooted in this area and region
  • Spirit has an excellent reputation and is well established in the South West, so you’ll be learning from a highly experienced team who are keen to share their knowledge with you
  • You will be closely mentored and will get plenty of on-the-job training where needed
  • We offer a competitive salary, related to experience. This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm.
  • Other benefits include a pension scheme and 28 days’ holiday (including Bank Holidays)

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role to: hello@spiritpublicrelations.co.uk We would love to see examples of your work and why they make you proud!

Deadline for applications – 15th March 2021

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