Account Director

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About Us

Here Be Dragons is a creative communications agency. While focussed on the discipline of PR, we believe in a modern definition of this term, focussing on creating bold work that drives conversation and WOM across earned media and social. To do that we use a broad range of disciplines which form the base of our service offering to clients, split across two sides of the business.

Here Be Dragons Agency: PR & Press Office, Digital PR & SEO, Brand Strategy, Social, Experiential & Media, Tailwinds & Foresight

Here Be Dragons Studio: Creative, Digital & Brand Design, Content Production

Our work is very varied and can encompass a product launch one day, a media event the next, or any level of stunt or brand activation. We work across many verticals - film, music, technology, telecoms, entertainment, food & beverage, so no two days are the same.

We work hard but we like to enjoy life, so work life balance is pretty important to us. We also like to spend time together, so regularly organise cultural days out, team training sessions and after work drinks. 

Culture-wise, there are four key values of Here Be Dragons, which we ask all our staff, clients and partners to adhere to:

  • Curious - we can't be creative if we are not curious. We seek new adventures, ask questions and always listen
  • Courageous - we are creatively courageous, fighting for great work and navigating bravely with our ideas and our outlook
  • Compassionate - w​​e have empathy, we understand that everybody is different and we strive to be inclusive of all
  • Good vibes only - rule No #1, don't be a dick. Our internal culture makes clients want to hang out with us and fosters a team culture of acceptance

The Role

We are looking for a PR Account Director to join our team at Here Be Dragons. Ideally this person is an established PR Account Director but we are also interested in speaking to experienced Senior Account Managers looking to take a step up to a more senior role.  

This is a PR role so five to six years of PR experience, a love of earned media, and understanding of wider culture is a must.  We’re looking for someone with a positive, can-do attitude, has great media contacts, good project management skills and doesn’t mind getting stuck in to get the work done.


Day to day activities include:

  • Providing senior counsel to clients, in a variety of capacities (crisis, media strategy, business development)
  • Managing client service and agency performance
  • Being in charge of PR campaigns from start to finish 
  • Analysing PR outcomes and interpreting data
  • Presenting findings to the board, clients and key stakeholders
  • Delegating to and managing a PR team
  • Nurturing talent
  • Winning new business and developing current client accounts 
  • Contributing to the overall business
  • Developing a wide network and nurturing key contacts
  • Budget management 
  • Incremental business growth, through existing client relationships and your wider network

Things you'll have:

  • Leadership skills
  • Training and development skills
  • Strong project management
  • Experience at winning new business
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • A strong number of close journalist contacts across a number of media segment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping skills
  • Love culture, news and the internet (hills, mountains, sheep okay too)

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Benefits

Art Pass, subscription to Calm, additional day off for your birthday, Macbook, 25 days holiday, hybrid working/ split days in office (& opportunity to work from anywhere for extended periods).

Location

We are based in Shoreditch, East London, where we have revamped an old art gallery into a new, multifaceted and modular studio space. We’d love you to be able to work from there, but we are also operating a hybrid working model, so a combination of physical and remote working is preferred.

To Apply

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