Retail + Leisure - Junior Account Executive

Hill+Knowlton Srategies · Competitive · London (central)
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Retail + Leisure is a team of around 20, working across - as the name suggests - retail, leisure and also entertainment, consumer technology and travel clients.

We believe that there is now so much cross-over between these sectors, that we can share insights and inspiration across the team. Work is fast paced, varied and challenging, as the team run busy press offices, devise and implement major brand initiatives - both globally and locally.

We are looking for a talented, creative and quick moving Junior Account Executive to support the team on consumer technology and lifestyle brands.

Applicants should be team players and self-starters who take initiative, have solid media knowledge and contacts - particularly in lifestyle press with an understanding of lead times, and are reliable enough to provide a solid support and coverage function for all client accounts.

We are looking for someone with drive and passion to work in consumer technology and lifestyle PR.
Candidates must have media, PR, marketing or advertising experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES + ATTRIBUTES
• Press office – both reactive and proactive
• Maintaining relationships and building media / influencer contacts to drive client coverage
• Campaign and events support
• Drafting copy for product mailers and press releases
• Maintaining and regularly updating the administrative elements of the account (including coverage charts, agendas, coverage folders, media list etc.)
• Creative – confident generating ideas routed in client need
• Monitoring for coverage and keeping abreast of relevant industry news
• Interest in design, gaming, entertainment, sport, fashion and/or interiors
• Culturally connected and tapped into the latest trends

WHAT THE ROLE CAN OFFER YOU
• The opportunity to develop your PR and digital skills under the guidance of some of the best in the industry
• The chance to gain first-hand experience in consumer brand PR, working on high-profile international brands
• Exposure to large clients and campaigns
• The ability to work alongside a passionate and supportive team
• Joining one of the world’s most respected, award-winning PR agencies

KEY H+K BENEFITS
• 28 days annual leave
• Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
• SMART pension scheme
• Heavily subsidised on-site bar
• WPP employee discount scheme
• Group life assurance scheme
• Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
• Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries

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