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Account Director – corporate legal eagle contract starting in Jan 2021

Ref 5321
Salary to £55k
Location London
Job Type Contract

This quality-led corporate consultancy is a recognised leader in the field of professional services and financial services PR and has handled some high-profile thought-leadership campaigns. They have a strong presence both in the UK and the US and work as one business. New business is a team effort and the culture is very supportive - they encourage ownership, and everyone has a say in how the business is moving forward.

This entrepreneurial corporate communications consultancy have is on the cusp of greatness with an impressive board of high-profile non-executives and a COO to ensure the business runs smoothly. Campaigns are integrated, issues-based and target high level national media and key stakeholders. Professional services combined with crisis management is the name of the game for the team. Legal firms, accountancy practices, Plc property and the built environment, plus they support banks, insurers and investment houses. The company is made up of extremely talented bunch of people – they produce a high quality of work and great thought-leadership content.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this corporate Account Director contract role:

  • You will use your intellect to give thoughtful advice to law firms and financial services companies and position your clients as expert commentators
  • Strategic thinking is a must and being adept at spotting opportunities to get your clients into nationals
  • Be creative with research and stretch your intellect with thought leadership campaigns
  • For corporate and b2b media relations campaigns, you will need to be adapt at speaking with national and trade press
  • You will also gain exposure to high level crisis work
  • Use your nurturing management style to encourage your team

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this Associate Director role:

  • Working as a corporate Senior Account Manager in a corporate PR agency looking to step up or an established Account Director with experience of working with financial/professional services companies
  • If you are currently working in-house, you must have had some recent corporate PR agency experience
  • Relentless curiosity about the world, good knowledge of current affairs and wider social issues
  • You must have high standards of work and a thorough approach as expectations are high especially when working with lawyers
  • Creative and want to get involved in new business development
  • Bags of energy and drive and ideally a successful track record of managing clients
  • Excellent analytical and written skills as the team are super sharp
  • Hungry to network and support the team to bring in new clients – Tier 1 media contacts are ideal
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent is preferred

To be considered for this corporate Account Director contract role please click to apply.

For more details on this role, and similar roles, contact Canace Wong on 07917 875 669 or canace@the-works.co.uk