Sybil and James Communications - is actively seeking a Account Manager to join its team in the agency’s Ikeja Location, working with high-profile cooperate and commercial clients to implement communications strategies to align with their overarching business goals.
The candidate should demonstrate tactical proficiency in media relations; including creating and driving both traditional and social media outreach plans. Moreover, the candidate should demonstrate a high degree of written communication skills, initiative, creativity and be extremely organized.
Provide strategic and tactical support to the Account Executive
Day to day client contact and manage client expectations
Generate feature placement in appropriate titles
Maintain regular contact with key press
Manage PR campaigns for diverse cooperate and commercial clients from conception to completion
Working with internal and external team to manage launch events for media and influencers
Line managing junior staff to ensure they meet targets
Be brand champion, an expert on communications knowledge and build key relationships
Delivering coverage across online, offline and blogs, and leverage added value from all PR activity
Lead in the promotion of all brands, exclusive collections and products to ensure that each team member and the designers are being closely monitored
Promote Sybil & James and its campaigns, activities and events to the media, general public and external audiences globally
Own all media relations and to continue to develop and maintain relationships with key journalists
Monitor Sybil & James brand placement/exposure, ensuring all communication and activity are on-brand
Work closely with the social media team and brief on all events and launch initiatives
Work with the Account Executive to compile a seasonal calendar of PR activity
Manage and support on new business efforts; both creating proposals and participating in relevant pitches
The Ideal Candidate
Strong presentation skills.
Creative and strategic thinker
Strong established press contacts
Strong experience of event management
Strong presentation & superb writing skills
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Enthusiastic about the creative process.
Ability to change gears quickly as priorities shift
Professional and calm demeanor
Social Media savvy
Knowledge of common social media platforms
Proven experience operating in a senior position within the Communications industry
Proven commercial experience with working in a fast-paced environment
Familiarity with the organization of press reports and press clips
Able to identify communication opportunities through a proactive approach
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meeting tight deadlines
Excellent prioritizing and time management
Discreet, professional and articulate, with excellent communication skills
Extremely well organized, methodical and efficient, with strong initiative
Management experience is highly desirable
Proven track record of creating a positive impact on business through implementation of a PR strategy
Discreet, professional and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
Extremely well-organized, methodical and efficient, with a good dose of common sense and initiative
Pro-active and able to show initiative/ideas to constantly promote the Sybil & James offering
Able to identify communication opportunities across multiple media platforms
Strong MS Word skills; working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
Proven experience, full time at a mid-sized agency within a cooperate comms and or digital marketing environment.
Method of Application
Candidates should send their CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as subject of the email.