Junior Account Executive - Consumer PR

London, England, United Kingdom

Published

04/09/2024

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Who is Weber Shandwick?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team builds brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. eBay, Ancestry, Direct Line and Pinterest to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity, and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across energy, automotive, sports sponsorship, and entertainment & lifestyle. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategies to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful campaigns that tap into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first yet deliver for paid and owned

What’s happening?

The Consumer Practice at Weber Shandwick creates world-class work for favoured brands including Pinterest, eBay and Ancestry.com. Our reputation for delivering engaging events and hard-working media narratives that consumers and brands means we’re working with an enviable client list across a diverse range of sectors including; entertainment, consumer health, food & drink and beauty. 

The team is growing and we’re looking to bring in a passionate and enthusiastic Junior Associate (Junior Account Executive) with media relations experience to bring the heat. 

As a leading global PR firm and PR Week’s #1 Consumer PR agency in 2021, we can offer you real opportunities for development early in your career and somewhere to cultivate your passion.  

What will you be doing?  

  • Developing strong media relationships, proactively identifying and driving media opportunities which support the client’s business objectives 
  • Meet with key media contacts face to face, to form relationships and build your little black book
  • Building relationships with influencers and working across influencer activation campaigns, as well as bigger integrated campaigns 
  • Drafting various pieces of content including: press releases and media alerts, media pitches and assisting the team to ensure copy is prepared, approved and submitted in line with deadlines
  • Supporting with events and media launches, maintaining budget trackers and managing media lists

Who are you?

  • Ideally previous experience (academic and/or internship) in PR, marketing or journalism with strong interest in the consumer world
  • Social media and/or digital experience – and be excited to explore the ample opportunities to develop these areas of the business 
  • Strong communications skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Presenting skills – whether internally or to a client 

A little more on our team:

Our Consumer Team works hard and celebrates its successes in a number of ways, including: 

  • End of month drinks 
  • Quarterly socials 
  • Monthly sandwich club to road test the great food offering around nearby Spitalfields Market 
  • Star of the Month, celebrating great work of individuals  
  • Birthday / anniversary celebrations 
  • Christmas and Summer parties 
  • Daily snacks and soft drinks 

Core Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Personal pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Benefits:

  • Buy or sell holiday
  • Additional life assurance cover
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Health screening
  • Gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Flexible working with our 3:2 hybrid work model
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • Equivalent of $250 USD for new joiners on 6 month + contract to support home working setup
  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus 2 volunteering days, birthday day off work and Christmas period off
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Sweets and snacks in the office
  • Exclusive shopping discounts and perks
  • Headspace membership
  • Annual eyecare voucher
  • Season ticket loan
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Inclusive and invisible health policies

Note from the talent team:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

*** JOB SCAM ALERT***

We have recently become aware that individuals not associated with The Weber Shandwick Collective have fraudulently used our name – and the name of some of our employees – to solicit applications for fake jobs, to conduct fake job interviews and to make fake job offers. Any request to schedule an interview and any bona fide offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of The Weber Shandwick Collective with an email address “@webershandwick.com”. We will never require an applicant to provide credit card or banking information to cover any supposed advance costs.

If you have provided personal information in connection with a fake job offer or interview and you are concerned, we suggest that you take appropriate action.

The Weber Shandwick Collective takes these activities very seriously and are taking appropriate steps to shut down this fraudulent activity.

We urge you to be careful when sharing your personal information and to be aware of scams involving fake job postings and job offers.

#LI-LM1

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Senior Account Executive - Public Affairs

 

Who is Weber Shandwick? 

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team builds brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. HSBC, Unilever, eBay and IBM to name a few.  

We earn affection, attention, affinity, and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across energy, automotive, sports sponsorship, and entertainment & lifestyle. We are known for:  

  • Developing data driven insights and strategies to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful campaigns that tap into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first yet deliver for paid and owned

 

What’s happening?

Weber Shandwick is excited to be seeking a Senior Associate (Senior Account Executive) to join our Corporate Enterprise practice with a focus on Public Affairs. Working across a portfolio of both Public Affairs and Corporate Communications accounts, you will be delivering campaigns that help our clients to navigate an unprecedented time of political change and uncertainty whilst creating strategically focused, imaginative, communications solutions as they build and protect their reputations.

What will you be doing?

  • Policy and stakeholder research, and drafting analysis for our clients
  • Development of written copy and media materials such as client briefings, press releases, media pitches and digital content
  • Managing and delivering political engagement programmes
  • Drafting briefings for politicians and other stakeholders
  • Managing outreach to the political and business media as part of integrated campaigns
  • Building your network of political and business contacts
  • Media relations, including pitching to journalists
  • Managing political and stakeholder events
  • Working with polling companies, academics and other research organisations

Who are you?

  • Previous experience working in Public Affairs, either within agency or in-house
  • Knowledge and awareness of developments in the public and national media debate on issues concerned with corporate governance and reputation
  • An analytical mind with an ability to cut through information and find what really matters to clients, political stakeholders and media
  • An excellent communicator with exceptional writing skills
  • Good organisational and project management skills

Even better if:

  • Campaign experience, either for a political party or campaigning organisation
  • Experience working in both Public Affairs and Corporate PR, either at an agency or in-house

 

Core Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Personal pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Benefits:

  • Buy or sell holiday
  • Additional life assurance cover
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Health screening
  • Gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Flexible working with our 3:2 hybrid work model
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • Equivalent of $250 USD for new joiners on 6 month + contract to support home working setup
  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus 2 volunteering days, birthday day off work and Christmas period off
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Sweets and snacks in the office
  • Exclusive shopping discounts and perks
  • Headspace membership
  • Annual eyecare voucher
  • Season ticket loan
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Inclusive and invisible health policies

 

Note from the talent team:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, down to volume, we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us, unfortunately, you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

 

We have recently become aware that individuals not associated with The Weber Shandwick Collective have fraudulently used our name – and the name of some of our employees – to solicit applications for fake jobs, to conduct fake job interviews and to make fake job offers. Any request to schedule an interview and any bona fide offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of The Weber Shandwick Collective with an email address “@webershandwick.com”. We will never require an applicant to provide credit card or banking information to cover any supposed advance costs.

If you have provided personal information in connection with a fake job offer or interview and you are concerned, we suggest that you take appropriate action.

The Weber Shandwick Collective takes these activities very seriously and are taking appropriate steps to shut down this fraudulent activity.

We urge you to be careful when sharing your personal information and to be aware of scams involving fake job postings and job offers.

 

#LI-JG1

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

London, England, United Kingdom

Account Executive - Corporate PR

Who is Weber Shandwick? 

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team builds brands by finding connection points in the real world. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. HSBC, Unilever, eBay, and IBM to name a few.  

We earn affection, attention, affinity and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle and energy. We are known for: 

  • Develop data driven insights and strategies to drive measurable impact   
  • Creating impactful creative campaigns that tap into culture   
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically  
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned 

What’s happening?

Weber Shandwick is looking for a talented Associate (Account Executive) who wants to be part of the Corporate Enterprise practice in our London office. The practice is made up of a smart, dedicated and fun team with expertise spanning B2B, Corporate, Public Affairs, Crisis/Issues, Social Impact/ESG and Technology.  

The ideal candidate will be curious, ambitious, proactive and friendly. The role offers a portfolio of well-known global brands, as well as work on integrated campaigns involving earned media, strategy, creative, analytics and digital specialists. You’ll be instrumental in supporting account teams managing the day-to-day running of account, pitching to the media and securing coverage, research, and reporting on campaigns. 

What will you be doing?

  • Support delivery of an exceptional client experience by helping to develop status reports, materials trackers, media trackers, conference/event trackers and managing logistics for client/team meetings 
  • Media research, developing targeted media lists (top-tier, trade, specialist areas) and pitching contacts 
  • Develop media materials (press releases, pitch emails, reporter backgrounders, social media posts)  
  • Stay on top of industry news, trends and influencers in specific industries and be able to think through what these mean for clients 
  • Conduct research and develop media audits  
  • Deliver accurate and timely media monitoring and campaign results reports  
  • Attend and actively participate in client meetings and/or teleconferences, accurately capture meeting notes/actions 
  • Event research and preparation  
  • Supplier liaison (e.g. production companies) 

Who are you?

  • Experience in Corporate/B2B/energy/technology PR  
  • An interest in the complex world of B2B/Corporate comms – in fact, an interest in the world full stop. The Corporate Enterprise team is an incredibly curious one, with interests spanning tech, sustainability, education, politics and more. We use this to bring fresh perspective, helping tell client stories through the lens of so many other industries   
  • An understanding and proficiency in both media relations and the delivery of an exceptional client experience 
  • An initial but growing set of journalist contacts with Corporate, B2B, energy and technology vertical sector beats, or the ability to forge such relationships 
  • Experience using standard PR tools (e.g. ResponseSource, Cision, Gorkana) 
  • Be an excellent communicator and possess exceptional writing skills, particularly the ability to digest complex information and turn it into compelling, understandable written copy 
  • A proactive approach to identifying opportunities for the client, practice and team
  • Experience interacting with clients on a day-to-day basis
  • A proven ability to manage projects, manage your time and consistently meet deadlines  
  • Attentive to detail and quality
  • Fluency in Microsoft programs and digital/social media platforms, tools and solutions 

Core Benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Personal pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Benefits:

  • Buy or sell holiday
  • Additional life assurance cover
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Health screening
  • Gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Flexible working with our 3:2 hybrid work model
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • Equivalent of $250 USD for new joiners on 6-month+ contracts to support home working setup
  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus 2 volunteering days, birthday day off and discretionary festive closure
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Exclusive shopping discounts and perks
  • Headspace membership
  • Annual eyecare voucher
  • Season ticket loan
  • Referral bonus scheme
  • Long service bonus
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Inclusive and invisible health policies

Note from the talent team:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

At IPG DXTRA we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

*** JOB SCAM ALERT***

We have recently become aware that individuals not associated with The Weber Shandwick Collective have fraudulently used our name – and the name of some of our employees – to solicit applications for fake jobs, to conduct fake job interviews and to make fake job offers. Any request to schedule an interview and any bona fide offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of The Weber Shandwick Collective with an email address “@webershandwick.com”. We will never require an applicant to provide credit card or banking information to cover any supposed advance costs.

If you have provided personal information in connection with a fake job offer or interview and you are concerned, we suggest that you take appropriate action.

The Weber Shandwick Collective takes these activities very seriously and are taking appropriate steps to shut down this fraudulent activity.

We urge you to be careful when sharing your personal information and to be aware of scams involving fake job postings and job offers.

#LI-LM1

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Senior Account Executive - Corporate PR

Who is Weber Shandwick?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team builds brands by finding connection points in the real world. In Scotland, we energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreograph stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses e.g. Equinor, NewCleo, Amazon, Ikea, Statkraft, and Channel 4, to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity, and purchase by delivering value to people around the world, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle, and energy. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategies to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impactful creative campaigns that tap into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned

A snapshot of the role:

Weber Shandwick Scotland is looking for a talented Senior Associate to join our fast-growing Corporate team. You’ll be joining a well-established team, where you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate across our outstanding Scottish business, as well as with Weber Shandwick’s UK and international network; while being guided and supported by some of the PR industry’s leading corporate communications and public affairs professionals.

The ideal candidate will be curious, ambitious, proactive, and friendly. You’ll be instrumental in managing the day-to-day running of accounts, pitching to the media and securing coverage, and overseeing research and campaign reporting.

Ideally, you’ll be able to draw upon your experiences and bring knowledge and insight into a range of sectors and industries, combined with excellent client servicing and corporate communications skills.

What will you be doing?

  • Support delivery of an exceptional client experience by leading in the development of status reports, materials trackers, media trackers, conference/event trackers and managing logistics for client/team meetings
  • Support the development of media/campaign strategies and provide knowledgeable recommendations
  • Media pitching
  • Collaborate with specialist practitioners within the practice and throughout the wider Scotland office to support in the delivery of integrated communications campaigns
  • Oversee media research and the development of targeted media lists (top-tier, trade, specialist areas)
  • Oversee research and development of media audits
  • Oversee accurate and timely media monitoring and campaign results reports
  • Develop media materials (press releases, pitch emails, reporter backgrounders, social media posts) with minimal oversight
  • Stay on top of industry news, trends and influencers in specific industries and be able to link these to your clients’ objectives
  • Attend and lead sections of client meetings and/or teleconferences, overseeing the accurate capturing of meeting notes/actions
  • Project management, leading event logistics and liaising with suppliers (e.g. production companies)

Who are you?

  • Previous experience in Corporate/B2B/technology PR or marketing
  • An interest in the complex world of B2B/Corporate comms – in fact, an interest in the world full stop. The Corporate team is an incredibly curious one, with interests spanning tech, sustainability, education, politics and more. We use this to bring fresh perspective, helping tell client stories through the lens of so many other industries
  • An understanding and proficiency in both media relations and the delivery of an exceptional client experience
  • A strong roster of journalist contacts with Corporate and vertical sector beats at titles covering international, national and trade/vertical sector publications
  • Experience using standard PR tools (e.g. ResponseSource, Cision, Gorkana)
  • Be an excellent communicator and possess exceptional writing skills, particularly the ability to digest complex information and turn it into compelling, understandable written copy
  • A proactive approach to identifying opportunities for the client, practice and team
  • Experience leading campaigns and being a day-to-day first point of contact for clients, with a track record of providing sound recommendations
  • A proven ability to manage projects to deadline
  • Experience mentoring team members effectively
  • Attentive to detail and quality
  • Fluency in Microsoft programs and digital/social media platforms, tools, and solutions

Core Benefits: 

  • Private medical insurance 
  • Group life assurance 
  • Group income protection 
  • Personal pension plan 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

Flexible Benefits: 

  • Buy or sell holiday 
  • Additional life assurance cover 
  • Critical Illness Insurance 
  • Personal Accident Insurance 
  • Dental insurance 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Health screening 
  • Gym discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Health cash plan 
  • Flexible working with our 3:2 hybrid work model 
  • 4pm Friday finish 
  • Equivalent of $250 USD for new joiners on 6-month+ contracts to support home working setup 
  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus 2 volunteering days, birthday day off and discretionary festive closure 
  • Flexible public holidays 
  • Exclusive shopping discounts and perks 
  • Headspace membership 
  • Annual eyecare voucher 
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Referral bonus scheme 
  • Long service bonus 
  • Enhanced family leave 
  • Inclusive and invisible health policies 

Note from the talent team:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, down to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

At Weber Shandwick, we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

#LI-JG1

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.