Public Relations agency Kelso Consulting is looking for a talented and ambitious PR professional to join our Thames Valley office in Newbury as a PR Account Manager.
We are an award-winning B2B public relations consultancy, and we particularly specialise in working with business technology and professional firms (accountants, lawyers and management consultants) as well as financial services companies. Our campaigns are focused on national newspapers, business magazines, broadcasters and also international business publications, and typically have a strong current affairs flavour.
We are a great place to further your career, with a friendly team and a strong focus on development and training. We are especially suited for people who are serious about their professional development and who are looking to take greater responsibility and use their initiative to the full.
The candidate we seek will be a hardworking, organised and dynamic person with at least 4 years' strong Public Relations experience (most of it supporting financial, professional, business technology or similar B2B businesses), whether in a press office or PR agency.
We are looking for someone who is already an account executive (or press office equivalent) and is ready to progress their career by taking on more responsibilities as well as broadening their skills.
In addition, we are looking for candidates who also possess:
Strong writing skills and a good head for numbers and statistics
A sound knowledge of current political and business affairs
Good project management skills
Enjoy calling journalists at the national media to place stories
Plenty of experience using social media
A “can do” attitude
A strong commitment to improving their skills as a PR practitioner
Kelso Consulting Benefits
20 days holiday plus bank holidays
Office closed over Christmas period
Ongoing training and development
While we believe strong PR skills (writing, news sense, press contacts) are the cornerstones, you can also expect to pick up a range of skills around other important areas including website management, thought leadership / research, Hubspot inbound marketing software, and social media - particularly LinkedIn.
The role can be full time, and it can alternatively be reduced hours for people with childcare responsibilities (say 9.30 - 3.30, with school holidays off).
We’re an award-winning PR agency that specialises in building the reputations of ambitious businesses, particularly through high-impact media relations and thought leadership. We work with a range of professional, consultancy and tech B2B businesses, mainly in London.. but also nationally and from overseas too.
Our clients are ambitious businesses looking to be seen as leaders in their market. They range from large international corporates to scale-up businesses, and many of our clients are mid-sized owner-managed businesses.
Our core values are: ambitious for our clients; determination; excellence; teamwork; and integrity. They are important to us and the experience our clients get, and we are keen to meet candidates who embody these and who are keen to develop their skills as a PR professional.