PR Account Director / Associate Director

Job Title: PR Account Director / Associate Director
Contract Type: Contract/ Freelance
Location: London
Salary: £300 - £450 per day
Start Date: 13/01/2020
Reference: SW - 007 - 1049_1578074795
Contact Name: Steve Woodward
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 03, 2020 18:06

Job Description

SW - 007 - 1049
Corporate Communications PR
Account Director / Associate Director
8 - 10 weeks (with possible extension)
£300 - £450 per day

Background of this Freelance Account Director / Associate Director role
With two major UK client launches occurring in January, my client is seeking additional support to come into their business for an initial eight-week period, but also with a possible extension.

This is an immediate need and the right candidate will need to be free for both January and February as you help support and advise two major clients planning launches, with one client already investing over £1,000,000 in pre-planning alone.

About the role of the Freelance Account Director / Associate Director

The right candidate can come from either an Account Director or Associate Director level, but the key is for the right candidate to be someone who can demonstrate confidence to the clients through the strong work you will be carrying out. Keeping calm is key for this interim Freelance Account Director / Associate Director and your confident, calm demeanour must be evident to the end clients as they go through the final stages and launch two massive entertainment project bids.

Key skills of the ideal Account Director / Associate Director:
* Able to execute strategic briefs
* Calm and confident demeanour
* Good corporate planning
* Good strong experience of media relations
* Strategic mindset
* Goal oriented

You will need to be Public Relations focussed, rather than Public Affairs, but ability to think across both is very important.

Additional information for the role of the ideal Corporate Communications professional
Both end clients are seeking to secure and launch two separate major build projects and you will be working very closely with the owner and the MD of my client, but with additional help from other members of the team.

In short, the brief is really for someone to undertake the corporate affairs side of things for the end clients. There will be media launches to arrange for both companies with January being the busiest period for them, especially for one end client as they launch their planning in mid/late January.

The other client is ahead in terms of process, but both will need someone who is confident on Press Relations and getting Media hits/sell in's etc. Also key is experience of launches and handling media relations including broadcasting.

This is an important freelance contract as these are two very high spending clients for the agency with projects to match.

About the Corporate Communications agency
They work with and support the world's largest companies including FTSE 100 businesses plus high net worth individuals with reputation management, comms strategy, public affairs and digital engagement.

They bring knowledge, experience and strategy whilst using tools and approaches that don't just rely on previous trusted sources such as the traditional media and polling. Instead they use insight, networking and create robust strategy to empower their clients to build their own teams

The world of communication has changed over the last decade and my client brings both depth and breadth to a brief, developing a strategy that they deliver every time whether it be around corporate communications, political campaigns or general individual consultative management advice.

If you are interested in this Corporate Communications Account Director / Associate Director role and have the relevant skills and experience, or want to find out about other available roles, please do not hesitate to contact me to find out more.