Freelance PR Account Director

Job Title: Freelance PR Account Director
Contract Type: Contract/ Freelance
Location: London
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SW - 007 - 1019_1566302056
Contact Name: Steve Woodward
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 20, 2019 12:54

Job Description

SW - 007 - 1019

Freelance PR Account Director



3 Months

£250 - £300 per day

Headline of the role

The company

As Account Director you will be part of one big collaborative team that creates the stories that set the clients and their individual brands strategic goals. You will also work closely with another Account Director as you provide operational support to senior directors and insightful leadership to the wider team.

The agency has a broad range of well-established consumer brands across the B2C space, including an exciting new global client win with great traction, where you and your team will spend 90% of your time. You will have the chance to lead the team, as they work to create integrated campaigns whilst working closely with the client to offer council on their briefs.

This role, although interim, is looking for not just a safe pair of hands, but a safe pair of hands with a strategic and creative outlook, adept at servicing new business wins.

The client's consumer team is young in commercial operating years but it's supported by wider agency resources with a global head count of 500+. The agency plans to grow their new consumer offering and backed by their latest global client win you will be able to leave your mark on this role.

As an agency, the client offers unparalleled opportunities for learning and development and prides itself on its enviable working culture and environment.

The Account Director role

You will:

  • Be responsible for the strategy and deliverables
  • Manage and mentor a team of experienced and passionate PR professionals
  • Oversee the successful implementation of PR plans, to ensure the team are delivering against agreed targets
  • Exhibit in-depth knowledge of PR and offer high-level consultancy to clients
  • Be a key member of the senior leadership team

Key requirements for the Account Director:

  • A natural leader with strong team management ability
  • Significant previous PR agency experience
  • Experience in working across brands
  • A passion for innovation
  • Excellent at obtaining new business with the ability to attract and deliver pitches
  • Have a creative spark but still understand corporate/reputation management
  • Big brand experience
  • Dynamic outlook
  • Good financial management, including developing and managing client budgets
  • Passion for PR and to inspire junior team members
  • End-to-end experience of the PR life cycle

If you are interested in this Account Director role and have the relevant skills and experience, or want to find out about other available roles, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Woodward on or 0203 826 1210.