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Consumer AE (Associate)

The Team

We are a team of over 80 consumer specialists who make businesses and brands culturally relevant through impactful earned communications. ​Clients include KFC and McCain.

​Our success comes by transcending the category, we crash the national conversation and go beyond what is expected. ​ With connectivity at our heart, we match the right people with the right brand, bringing together clients, partners and friends to amplify the campaign and to add credibility. ​

We deliver campaigns that ensure our audience takes notice, we drive engagement, build and protect reputations, shift perception, grow fame, build relationships and change behaviour. Ultimately our aim is to connect our clients to their target audiences in a meaningful, relevant way.​

We build, protect & repair reputations for clients at both a global and local level.

The Role

We are looking for an Associate (AE level) to work across a variety of exciting accounts across Consumer PR. We’re looking for someone who will bring a unique set of experiences and a well-developed point of view to our diverse communications team.

Likely to be your second role in comms, we are looking for someone who has strong writing skills and a good eye for a story. The ideal candidate will have experience delivering culturally relevant campaigns for consumer brands and will bring a unique set of experiences and a well-developed point of view to our diverse communications team.

Often, this will involve using both owned and earned media channels to help deliver their communications strategies, requiring you to work both independently, and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Confidently and concisely present progress reports, simple project updates and new ideas to junior clients either face-to-face, by telephone and by email
  • Regularly write documents in a range of styles that demonstrate your attention to detail and skills in producing well written documents for both media and clients, including well-structured press releases, reports, statements, online copy etc.
  • Work within a busy press office team, responding quickly and efficiently to a broad range of enquiries
  • Support with researching relevant talent for brand campaigns, as well as development of talent briefing documents and attending the briefings themselves
  • Manage complicated media enquiries from start to finish on a regular basis, including the publication of approved client statements/comments that you have created
  • Provide reactive comment in response to media enquiries, following guidance from line managers
  • Confidently manage journalists, both reactively and proactively and be accountable for managing these relationships
  • Confidently and successfully pitch stories to national and trade media on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure full and complete understanding of how to use digital platforms/services such as Google, Technorati and blog directories to research and identify online opinion formers/influencers
  • Maintain an understanding of the influencer landscape – keeping abreast of the latest digital media influencers relating to your clients and their respective products
  • Supporting new business proposals and pitches.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Strong communication experience within agency or relevant communication field,
  • Confidence in presenting and writing abilities – experience in writing press releases, copy, reports and statements efficiently
  • Experience in working on a busy press office team, dealing with a wide range of enquiries
  • Experience or an interest of working within crisis & issues would be beneficial
  • Excellent time management and the ability to respond to tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Experience with handling media enquiries and sell ins
  • The ability to work across multiple different accounts and workstreams, with differing requirements within a fast-paced environment
  • Have a good understanding of the daily news agenda, as well as the wider landscape of your accounts, and to be able to discuss and comment on it with colleagues
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, a hard worker and keen to learn new things

To Apply