Account Director

The Role

We need an Account Director to join Here Be Dragons and take over the day to day running of a number of our clients alongside another Account Director. Ideally we would like this person to be an Account Director already, but we are interested in meeting Senior Account Managers who  are looking to move into a more senior role. 

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of managing their own clients and agency teams and is results driven. You should be positive, used to a fast paced environment, have a can do attitude and not be hierarchical in your management style.

If you are an Account Director looking for a chance to be part of an exciting, growing and different agency this role is for you. 


Key responsibilities

Overview of responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Manage the running of day to day internal agency teams
  • Day to day client lead and counsel 
  • Overseeing media strategy and account development
  • Championing the agency values and brand
  • Developing senior press relationships and managing contacts with key commentators, industry spokespeople and sector influencers
  • Forward planning on accounts, team resourcing alongside the two Associate Directors 
  • Assisting on new business pitches 
  • Line management of junior team - providing career counsel, professional development support, monitoring and performance reviews
  • Managing budgets


Key skills

  • Leadership and management skills within a PR agency environment
  • Experienced at pitching for business
  • Adept at building relationships with key influencers and industry spokespeople
  • Expertise at handling a range of media to place products, grow brands or pitch for new customers
  • Excellent project management skills with strong organisational and planning skills
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyse complex data and interpret it for a range of audiences
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation and delegation skills
  • Driven, ambitious and willing to contribute to the business

 

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.


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