Account Executive - Edinburgh

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and energetic Account Executive to join our Edinburgh team. The successful candidate will be expected to support high profile communication and consultation programmes, media liaison, relations with clients and stakeholders and be an integral part of the team. The candidate will also provide a strategic and creative insight into planning and implementation of our clients’ communications programmes.

Edinburgh office — Start date Feb 2016

Account Executive - Edinburgh

Key responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day management of client accounts;
  • Developing and implementing communication and consultation programmes for PPS’s clients;
  • Drafting press office materials including press releases, feature pieces and white papers;
  • Undertaking research;
  • Attending meetings with clients;
  • Liaising with third party suppliers to ensure they deliver quality work on time and under budget;
  • Supporting new business development, including attendance at networking events and pulling together pitch materials and proposals.

 The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent writing skills that can translate to a number of different corporate styles and target audiences;
  • An interest in or enthusiasm for the UK property industry;
  • Experience of delivering successful public relations campaigns;
  • A good understanding of Local Authorities and the local political landscape, particularly in relation to planning and development;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects to challenging deadlines;
  • Familiarity with digital channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube;
  • 2:1 degree or better.

 Successful candidates can expect:

  • A fun and friendly office environment in Edinburgh;
  • A great working environment, including relaxed dress code on Fridays
  • Annual company retreats in the UK and abroad;
  • 23 days’ annual leave, rising to 25 days after one year’s service;
  • Flexible benefits scheme;
  • One month’s paid sabbatical after five years’ service.

 Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Public relations; a good understanding of Local Authorities - preferably planning and development: 1 year

 Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Interested in this role?If you are interested and want to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to joinus@ppsgroup.co.uk quoting the job reference code. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job details

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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Start date: Feb 2016
  • Expires: 15 Mar 2016
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