Graduate Account Executive

London, UK
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  • 22 September 2022

About the Job

We are looking for Account Executives to join our ideas focused Consultancy, who are commercially minded with an interest in enhancing brands. In return you will receive a competitive benefits package in addition to a wealth of experience from industry experts of all levels.

KL Communications are a highly regarded Financial PR and Communications Consultancy with an emphasis on content creation. Based in our Central London office, you will support all levels of the Company to fully understand each of the clients’ unique audiences, before supporting the creation of bespoke and targeted campaigns tailored to each customer. Your work will support the delivery of highly compelling campaigns and help our clients to fine-tune their communications strategy.

Working under the mentorship of the account management team, you will receive invaluable on the job training that will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills with access to some of the industry’s top clients. You will need to hit the ground running and be ready to work across all different aspects of Financial PR, as this is a unique hands-on opportunity to gain experience within a renowned PR agency. Acting as a resource support role to the account management team, you will create media relations and digital PR, whilst developing your writing and online monitoring skills.

Principal Responsibilities

· Act as a resource supporting accounts teams

· Develop media relations and writing skills

· Develop digital PR and online mentoring skills

· Train and develop to become a Senior Account Executive

What You Will Do

· Develop an understanding of our clients’ business and communications objectives

· Build relationships with journalists across a range of publications

· Develop knowledge of key print and online publications – including editorial style, content, and key journalists

· Develop an understanding of the media agenda and the way in which messages can be packaged to make them useful and exciting to journalists

· Understand and develop media sell-in techniques

· Create press releases, feature comment, online material, letters and other similar content – with support from Senior Account Executive/Account Manager

· Deliver accurate and well-presented work in a timely manner

· Implement and source client features

· Proactively learn about clients and related business issues

· Engage in contact with clients at an appropriate level – to be specified on a client-by- client basis

· Gain the respect and trust of the client, as well develop client handling skills

· Support all new business, marketing and general company activities as necessary

· Read national/broadsheet newspapers/websites and other news sources every day, including relevant trade publications

· Demonstrate an ability to communicate with colleagues and clients appropriately at all levels

Who We Are Looking For

· Be a good team player and work well with others

· Demonstrate a proactive approach to seeking out work – do not wait for work to come to you

· Contribute to a happy and supportive working environment

· Forge and maintain relationships with colleagues across KL Communications

· Demonstrate an ability to communicate with colleagues and clients appropriately at all levels

· Demonstrate good time management and the ability to prioritise effectively

· Comply with company standards for planning, reporting and quality of service

· Demonstrate excellent attention to detail

· Develop an understanding of basic business principles and the financial structure of accounts

· Ask for help when appropriate, but balance this with an ability to think for yourself and suggest solutions

What We Offer You

The opportunity to develop: Employees have the ability to develop through the Company’s clear progression pathway from day one. Through gaining exposure to a number of clients and industries with the Company, you will have the ability to take control of your own development to find your niche and become an industry expert.

Invaluable mentorship and training: Employees will have access to a range of industry experts of all levels. Our distinctive flat structure allows you to work with Junior Executives through to Partners on a daily basis, enabling you to gain constant on the job exposure to senior colleagues upon joining the Company.

Wealth of experience: By joining KL Communications, you will have access to the ‘best address book in the industry’. Within this role, you will gain invaluable, diverse experience across a range of clients with the ability to get involved in and learn as many skills as you wish to develop and shape your career.

Tagged as: Analysis, Marketing, PR

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