Pr Account Manager: Boutique Agency

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

We have a fabulous job opportunity for a dynamic PR Account Manager to work on the corporate clients of an established and awarded Cape Town boutique PR agency. In this exciting role you’ll work on the PR and Communications accounts within the agency under direction of the Account Director. Responsible for meeting deadlines, delivering against plans and working within budgets, you will also work on other new business and project work as required. We’re looking for people that are flexible and multi-talented. People that are obsessed with media and the news; that love popular culture; people that are eager to get stuck into projects that incorporate brand strategy, design, social media, events and anything else we feel like throwing into the mix. But more importantly is how you fit in with the team and the agency’s core values. They take attention to detail and craftsmanship really seriously. They want to do really, really good work, that impresses their clients. They think that typos and sloppy grammar are rude. They are very passionate about the brands and clients they work with. They like to keep it simple and transparent. They don’t bamboozle people with jargon and sell them impracticable plans. And they believe in partnership and mutual respect – and that you can be happy at work and have fun along the way. They’re looking for an ego-free candidate who feels the same way they do. If you think you’re that person, get in touch, we’d love to chat.


  • Support the Account Director in researching and developing strategies and plans
  • Implementation and day-to-day roll out of agreed plans, under direction of the Account Director
  • Media relations, relationship building and content creation
  • Responsible for implementing media relations campaigns, supported by the Account Executive, to ensure targets are met and plans are delivered against
  • Develop and maintain a strong set of relationships with media and other influencers, which is up to date and relevant to the client accounts
  • Drafting of press releases and other content as needed
  • Events and projects
  • Support Account Director to implement event and project plans, ensuring objectives, timelines and budgets are met
  • Display excellent programme delivery and project management skills
  • Team management
  • Support Account Director in management of Account Executive
  • Responsible for leading, motivating and mentoring Account Executive and Intern
  • Account management
  • Build a relationship with the client and deliver against all briefs, plans and activities
  • Display a core understanding of the client business and an excellent relationship with the client
  • Display financial acumen – demonstrate an understanding of account budget forecasts, time recons and budget management
  • Attend client meetings and presentations, responsible for creating agendas in advance of the meeting, and circulating minutes or contact reports within 24 hours after the meeting
  • Draft and circulate weekly and monthly status reports, accurately and on time
  • Proactively research, recommend and implement new trends and ideas in the communications sphere
  • Support the Managing Director and Account Director drafting proposals for new business and potential new clients, as needed
  • Display excellent presentation skills – verbal and written
  • Other tasks and activities as assigned.


The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Three years minimum experience in a PR or communications agency or similar role
  • Excellent media relations skills with proven relationships and results in traditional media placement
  • Excellent writing skills: from press releases, to reports to blog and social media posts
  • Excellent media pitching skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail and massively organised
  • Understanding of all marketing disciplines – digital, branding, online etc.
  • Outgoing, opinionated and confident – but with being arrogant or obnoxious. Prima Donnas not wanted, but neither are wallflowers
  • Ability to lead others
  • Calm under pressure
  • Self-starter – high energy, ability to get stuck in and get their hands dirty
  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Articulate and well-presented
  • Obsessed with media and communications – whether that be a passion for magazines or news, or fanatical about blogging
  • Cape Town based.
Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Mid
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Tam547

Tamara Wolpert

GM & Consultant

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