We’re hiring – Account Executive

by BDB /

We are on the hunt for a bright and personable account executive. A passion for copywriting in English is essential, while fluency in a second language; a technical or scientific background; or relevant work experience in a PR/marketing environment is desirable. We offer a structured training programme and the opportunity to work on diverse projects in a dynamic agency environment.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a short summary (100 words) of what attracted you to the role at BDB to ideasthatconnect@bdb.co.uk

Account Executive – Job description

To assist account team by developing and demonstrating high standards in marketing essentials:

Account handling skills

  • Writing: agendas, contact reports, press releases, technical features.
  • Media liaison: develop a good understanding of UK or foreign media (as appropriate) and other media as appropriate to the individual’s language skills. Research and develop media lists for specific clients/projects.  Liaise with selected media and develop contacts.
  • Media monitoring: read relevant and specialist publications as appropriate and develop an awareness of opportunities and items of general interest.
  • Media evaluation: monitor and track press coverage, present in BDB format, analyse in line with set objectives.
  • Client liaison: establish and maintain professional and effective relationship with client(s).
  • Supplier negotiation: develop relationship with key suppliers and demonstrate ability to achieve optimum outcome for agency/client.
  • Event management: assist in organisation of exhibitions, photocalls and other events.
  • Print and design management: develop understanding of print, photography and design terminology.
  • Accompany account handlers on client meetings, supplier briefings, photographic shoots, assist at press conferences.
  • Develop an awareness of team working, workload planning and meeting deadlines.
  • Develop good telephone manner: importance of clear message taking and responding to information requests. Manage press ring-rounds e.g. exhibitions and product launches.
  • Provide administrative support to team as required.

International

  • Use relevant language(s) – both written and spoken – on a regular basis in a business context.
  • Travel to attend client meetings/exhibitions as required; amount of travel will depend on client portfolio.

Knowledge

  • Develop a good understanding of the role of marketing communications and the range of techniques available to communications practitioners in the UK and internationally.
  • Develop understanding of client business and industry issues.
  • Ensure compliance with company procedures to generate best practice.

Commercial skills

  • Ensure profitable relationship with clients by maintaining service to agreed levels.
  • Juggle workload/work across a number of clients effectively.
  • Demonstrate effective time management.

Personal skills

  • Demonstrate flexibility.
  • Support the company culture and positioning.
  • Proactively seek and suggest solutions to problems.
  • Take joint responsibility for learning and development of self.
  • Build sound and productive relationships internally and externally.
  • Communicate well to a wide range of people and audiences.

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