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pr account director jobs in oxfordshire

The Role
As PR Account Director you will be working at a senior level within PR and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the agency and your clients. You will be working with the senior team in developing proposals and delivering pitches and will meet with potential clients. You will be managing the PR Account Manager(s) and depending on the size and structure of the agency depends on how hands on you will be in the daily PR activities. Some PR Account Directors will operate at a strategic level, however due to the nature of agency life some will remain incredibly hands on and will have their own portfolio of clients. No matter your level within PR you will always be writing those press releases and thought leadership.
As PR Account Director you will either be working within a PR agency or an integrated agency and will report in to the Managing Director, or Head of Department.
To be suitable for the role of PR Account Director, you will be a great communicator and love developing new business. You will have experience in pitching and developing proposals and will enjoy managing others.
Other day to day responsibilities of a PR Account Director include:
  • Devise all strategic and creative plans for existing clients, supervising and, where necessary, implementing the campaign at a senior level to client and agency satisfaction
  • Set clear performance objectives for all campaigns; negotiate realistic outcomes and ensure commercial, marketing and campaign objectives are fully aligned, measurable and achievable within the agreed budget
  • Direct and motivate members of the team to provide the required level of executive and creative input; closely monitor to ensure work is of the highest standards and remains relevant to clients’ commercial needs.
  • Deliver extremely strong written content across all styles, including press releases, features, statements, Q&As, speeches, etc.
  • Have the final internal say on the amendment and quality of content produced by junior members of the team
  • Give high-level advice on strategic media handling issues, including crisis management, and alert clients to PR risk or opportunities presented by their broader media perception
  • Take an entrepreneurial approach to campaigns to secure additional fee; identify opportunities to broaden contacts within client organisations
  • Actively identify and approach new business prospects, helping to achieve new business targets and goals
  • Strategically respond to briefs, devising creative plans and responses as required.
  • Play a key role in credential meetings and pitches, and coach team members to pitch successfully
  • Ensure best practice in campaign reporting, performance management and measurement is applied and priced appropriately
​About Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire was recorded as a county in the early years of the 10th century and borders Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Oxfordshire.
The largest centre of population is the city of Oxford which is home to the world-famous Oxford University. Other major town in the county are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington, Chipping Norton, Carterton, Witney, Thame and Chinnor and Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames.
Oxfordshire has three areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. the Cotswolds in the north-west, the open chalk hills of the North Wessex Downs and wooded hills of the Chilterns in the south and south-east. The ironstone of the Cherwell uplands can be found north of the county.