Account Executive - London

PPS is a leading integrated communications consultancy specialising in media relations, stakeholder engagement and public affairs. For over 20 years we have been working with clients in the property, retail, environment and energy sectors to enhance their reputation amongst target opinion-formers and key stakeholders.

London office — Start date Oct 2014

Account Executive - London

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and energetic Account Executive to sit within our specialist Property Public Relations team based in London. The successful candidate will be expected to support national and trade media relations for a number of the team’s biggest clients in the UK and Europe, including specialist house builders, care home providers and luxury international resorts. The candidate will also provide strategic and creative insight into planning and implementation of our clients’ communication programmes.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day management of client accounts;
  • Developing and implementing B2B and national media engagement programmes for some of PPS’s biggest corporate clients;
  • Drafting press office materials including press releases, feature pieces and white papers;
  • Attending meetings with clients;
  • Liaising with third party suppliers to ensure they deliver quality work on time and under budget;
  • Supporting new business development, including attendance at networking events and pulling together pitch materials and proposals.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent writing skills that can translate to a number of different corporate styles and target audiences;
  • An interest in or enthusiasm for the UK property industry;
  • A good understanding of the UK’s media and political landscape;
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in communications, public relations, media, marketing or a relevant field; and
  • Familiarity with digital channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Successful candidates can expect:

  • A fun and friendly office environment in the heart of central London, minutes from the shops and bars of the West End
  • A great working environment, including relaxed dress code on Fridays and free staff drinks
  • Office socials, such as go-karting, group dinners and pub quizzes
  • Annual company retreats in the UK and abroad
  • 23 days' annual leave, increasing to 25 after one years' service
  • Flexible benefit scheme
  • One month’s paid sabbatical after five years’ service

Job details

  • Job code: PPR001
  • Location: London
  • Start date: Oct 2014
  • Expires: 30 Oct 2014
  • Salary: On application