Senior Account Executive | Speed Communications

Function: Account Executive

Role categories: PR and Communications

  • Rate/Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • Location: Bristol
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 06/09/2019

Job description

We’re looking for a PR Senior Account Executive

Does this sound like you?

You’re looking for your next challenge in the world of PR and communications. You’ve got solid experience as an Account Executive and looking for your next step up, or you’re a Senior Account Executive in need of a fresh start and the opportunity to work with some new, exciting clients.

You’re ambitious, curious, and ready to try a fast-paced, fun and creative role with the South West’s biggest PR agency.

If that does sound like you, we’d love to hear from you.    

About the job:

As our new Senior Account Executive, you’ll independently manage and deliver small-scale client projects from start to finish, with minimal input from Account Managers and Account Directors

You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the client's business and the sector in which they operate to ensure that all PR initiatives are relevant and competitive.

On any given day you might be providing admin support or schmoozing the press, planning media strategy or coming up with story ideas, project-managing content creation or monitoring social and digital campaign performance.

You’ll get the opportunity to be involved with award-winning projects for household brand names, while building your capabilities by learning from the specialist team here at Speed.

About us:

Headquartered in Bristol, one of the most diverse and creative cities in the country, we’re so much more than just an agency. We’re home to 50 talented people (and growing daily) who love what they do. So, we do all we can to give them the rewards they deserve and create an environment that nurtures their brilliance to be the best they can be.

It’s all about the people. We know that and it shows in everything we do from the awe-inspiring work we deliver to our socials, training and the environment we’ve created. We’re not an agency with people, we’re a people agency. And a great one at that.

We want to be the agency in your career at which you remember having the most fun, being the most challenged, where you learned, were inspired and in turn were inspirational. A time where you topped your creative game, got your ambitions fulfilled, were braver than you’ve ever been and happiest at work.

Person specification

About you:

You’ll have some experience of working in a PR consultancy or an in-house PR team and will ideally have some exposure to the consumer and lifestyle sector. You’ll be an excellent writer and communicator, with the ability to develop close professional relationships with clients. You’ll have superb attention to detail and will relish working in a fun, creative agency environment.

Great communication skills are a must-have, and you’ll be impeccably articulate both in how you write and speak.

Most importantly, you’ll be able to show us that you’re hungry for the opportunity, curious, creative and enthusiastic.



What you’ll get:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working options
  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (not including Bank holidays)
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme of up to 5 days per year
  • Additional 5 days’ holiday on your 5th anniversary year
  • Company pension scheme
  • Outstanding training and development programme
  • Well-being programme inc. weekly fruit delivery, eye-care vouchers
  • Refer a friend and new business incentives
  • Medical cash plan, including contributions to dental, optical and physio plus Wellbeing Programme for all of team