Senior Pr Account Manager: Mining Communications

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

We have a fantastic job opportunity for a Senior PR Account Manager at a strategic Communications agency based in Johannesburg. The agency has three core service offerings: strategy, investor relations and branding. Their clients are private and listed companies mainly within Mining, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, IT/Technology, Property and Financial Services industries. This exciting position is responsible for developing external and internal communications strategies for clients and managing the implementation of the strategies. This includes drafting press releases and internal Communications content, coordinating internal platform strategies, executing and managing events (including virtual events), developing internal and external campaigns to drive engagement (including social media campaigns) as well as client liaison. We are looking for someone with at least 8 years’ experience in strategic Communications, Public Relations, internal Communications, Branding and Digital/Social Media. The ideal candidate should possess excellent writing skills. If you have a strong interest in working across varying industries, including but not limited to Mining, Finance and Accounting, and Renewable Energy and Gender and Human Rights, we’d love to hear from you.


  • Develop strong relationships with a portfolio of clients including senior management team and maintain their confidence and respect
  • Manage and develop client accounts as a Lead contact; anticipate potential problem areas, devise solutions and communicate to client. Always look for ways to increase client satisfaction
  • Lead the development of effective external and internal communication strategies and programmes which support clients’ objectives
  • Copywrite and develop content for clients’ communication needs
  • Handle and coordinate clients’ internal and external digital platforms where applicable
  • Execute and manage events, including virtual events and engagement campaigns
  • Deliver analytics reports on internal comms surveys, social media analytics, media coverage reports and other data sources.
  • Coordinate with designers, and any other service providers as required.


The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Bachelors (essential) or advanced Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or Media.
  • Master’s degree (desirable)
  • Mining sector experience (non-negotiable)
  • +8 years PR & Communications experience
  • +5 years in an agency environment
  • English language fluency: You need to have excellent written and spoken English
  • Copywriting skills: Excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills, as well as a creative flair for producing engaging copy
  • Presentation skills: From communicating ideas to your team to presenting stories to the client, you need to organise information in a succinct and interesting way to capture their attention
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Whether it’s over the phone, by email or in person, communications is all about people, so you need to be approachable, friendly and empathetic, and be able to relate to people on different levels within the agency, with clients and with the various stakeholders
  • Timekeeping: You will often be working to tight deadlines as well as meeting the demands and pressures of your team and clients, so you need to be able to work quickly and efficiently, without compromising on quality
  • Resilience: You need to be confident enough to pick up the phone to client senior management and resilient enough to handle criticism and rejection
  • A positive attitude, excellent organisational skills, an eye for detail and a ‘can do’ approach.
Please send your salary expectations along with your CV on application.
Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Mid-Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Tam570

Tamara Wolpert

GM & Consultant

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