Monday, 22 October 2018

Senior Account Director Is need for immdiate Emploment at Rees & Co. UK

Rees & Co is a leading communications agency, based in London and working across the visual arts. Our clients include commercial galleries, public galleries, museums, art fairs, commissioning bodies and crowdfunding platforms. We oversee all our clients' media relations activity, in addition to handling advocacy and events management.

Main purpose

Rees & Co is looking for an enthusiastic and driven Senior Account Director to work as a part of the Company's senior team. The candidate must have a proven track record of delivering high-level international media campaigns, as well as a deep understanding of story creation and the media landscape. A passion for the arts is required, as well as a love of the media and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Responsibilities

• International editorial outreach on behalf of clients across print, broadcast and digital media outlets. The Account Director will be expected to secure frequent major editorial coverage.
• Development of campaign strategies in accordance with the needs and requests of the client.
• Management of a small team.
• Regular communication with target media through in-person meetings, one-to-one pitches, press release mailings, and media trips to key territories.
• Management of press views and press trips (domestic and international).
• Writing of new business proposals and strategies, along with in-person pitching for new business.
• Management of the evaluation of campaign results in the form of monthly status reports, weekly updates, regular in-person meetings, conference calls and timely distribution of press cuttings to your clients.
• Generation of press materials to include press release copywriting and photographer liaison.
• Outreach to third parties, potential partners and VIPs as part of strategic positioning and support for clients.
• Advocacy support - sharing contacts and ideas to enable the wider remit of Rees & Co and our clients wherever possible
• Support for client events, to include any or all of guest list generation, invitation management, photographer liaison, press liaison, on-site management and post-event editorial outreach.

Required Experience and Skills

• At least 4 years experience working in arts PR.
• A proven track record of delivering high profile international media campaigns across print, broadcast and online.
• A healthy network of media contacts in the art and culture sectors, preferably on an international level.
• An excellent knowledge of the UK media landscape and current media positions held.
• Passion in and attendance of arts and culture organisations and events in the UK and internationally.
• An intuitive understanding of wider cultural trends.
• A wide knowledge of historical and contemporary visual art.
• An ability to be strategic and creative.
• An ability to work well independently and in teams.
• Highly organised and commercially minded.
• Excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills.
• Excellent people and social skills, and significant drive and ambition to meet new people and to network.

Details
• Salary based on experience
• Full time position starting January - February 2019
• Working hours: 09.00 - 17.00

Applications

Please send the following to Carla Borel by an email via the button below by Friday 9 November 2018:
• A covering letter with details of your experience, network and recent campaign achievements.
• CV
• Recent campaign cuttings book
• References, including two journalists and an industry influencer

Interviews will be held w/c 12 November.

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