Account Director

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About HERE BE DRAGONS

Here Be Dragons is a creative communications agency - a team of storytellers and PR pros who breathe fire through their work - from brilliant basics, to courageous creativity. While focused on the discipline of PR, we believe in a modern definition of this term, focusing 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.

Here Be Dragons Agency: PR & Press Office, Digital PR & SEO, Brand Storytelling, Influencer (organic and paid), Spokesperson Profiling, Events

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 - travel, technology, entertainment, food & beverage, health & wellness, retail, 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. We are looking for someone with rigour, who has experience managing a number of accounts and junior team members, who can provide direction to the internal teams whilst also managing day-to-day clients. If you’re looking to be part of something, to make an impact and grow with the agency, this is the one for you.

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, great media contacts, good project management skills, and someone who doesn’t mind getting stuck in to get the work done. Ideally, we’d love to meet people who have experience working across leisure, travel or food and drink accounts.


Example day to day activities include:

  • Strategic senior media relations
  • Media strategy creation
  • Senior client contact 
  • Managing client service and agency performance 
  • Managing our team of execs and account managers 
  • Running brainstorm sessions alongside our Studio team
  • Writing press materials
  • Running client and stakeholder meetings 
  • Running client projects/ campaigns, alongside press office activities 
  • Running / attending events
  • Analysing PR outcomes 
  • Helping new business

​Things you’ll have:

  • Leadership skills
  • Experience in a busy agency
  • ​A keen eye for detail
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • A can-do attitude
  • Media contacts
  • A strong understanding of the media landscape, including social media and influencers 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to keep multiple plates spinning 
  • Networking skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Team player
  • Analysis and negotiation skills
  • Love culture, news and the internet

Location

We are based in Shoreditch, East London, where we have a lovely two storey office with lots of natural light and exposed brickwork. We’d love you to be able to work from there, but we are also operating a hybrid working model of 2 days remote and three days in the office (subject to change), so a combination of physical and remote working is preferred.

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 holidays (plus bank holidays, plus the time between Christmas and New Years), monthly wellness allowance of £15, access to Self Space, Work from anywhere

To Apply

Send us a bit about yourself and a CV, portfolio or whatever you think will showcase your experience best.

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