Rhizome Media, Account Manager

London (Central)
16 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Rhizome Media is looking for a news or PR pro to join its fast-growing team as an Account Manager.

Who are you?

Ideally you’ll be a PR consultant or a journalist with several years' experience under your belt.

Above all, you’ll be a self-starter with excellent news sense and a knack for building relationships. And you’ll make copywriting, story generation and pitching look a doddle.

Who are we?

Based at the heart of redeveloped Paddington, Rhizome Media is a PR and communications agency that helps businesses grow by building their brands in the media.

We think and work like journalists (the directors are all ex-hacks) and we pride ourselves on our ability to tap into the breaking news agenda.

Our clients include a huge range of companies - from start-ups to global tech brands - and our work spans property, motoring, technology, healthcare and financial services.

With all that variety you’ll be pleased to know that our offices boast a meditation room, table tennis and all the caffeine you can handle. We also offer 25 days of annual leave and a half-decent pension.

The job

As an Account Manager, you’ll play an important, fun and challenging role at the heart of our talented team.

You should be a quick learner who’s yearning to get involved in a variety of tasks - including idea generation, writing press releases and features, organising and attending journalist/client briefings, crunching data and crisis management.

We work a bit like a news agency, so our office is a fast-paced and exciting working environment. For the right person, this is a fantastic opportunity to turbocharge your skills and play a major part in our growth story.

It goes without saying that you will have excellent people skills, be confident and articulate, possess a sound grasp of current affairs and polished writing skills, together with a nose for a good story.

Key responsibilities

  • Story idea generation
  • Running accounts and client handling
  • Writing press releases
  • Writing reactive comments about breaking news
  • Pitching news stories and features to national, regional and trade media
  • Organising and attending journalist briefings
  • Contributing to new business proposals and pitches
  • Organising radio/TV interviews and briefing clients
  • Responding quickly and efficiently to journalist requests

Skills and experience

  • Self-starter with bags of initiative
  • Ideas person – both creative and news aware
  • Excellent client handling skills
  • Faultless written and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable news sense
  • Team player
  • Multi-tasker
  • Good media contacts a bonus
  • Enthusiastic and intuitive
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines
  • Providing direction to Account Executives

Apply by completing the application form below.

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