PR Account Executive/Senior Account Executive/Press Officer  

London

£Competitive (depending on experience) 

About us

Mongoose is a specialist Sports, Fitness and Entertainment Agency.  We deliver specialist expertise for both brands and rights holders across Communications, PR, Sponsorship, Activation and Events. Creativity focussed and commercially aware, our boutique, integrated approach delivers bespoke campaigns to make your business grow.  We do this by using our expertise to outwit, outthink and outplay the competition.  And we don’t stop until we do. We’re proud to work with some of the world's leading brands and the world’s biggest names such as New Balance, The North Face, Jacksonville Jaguars and Sail GP.

Job Purpose:

We’re looking for an Account Executive/Press Officer to join our communications team, delivering media coverage on client campaigns and programmes for the best possible results. It’s a very varied role which involves a healthy dose of media relations, writing and creative thinking, together with reporting and admin. Reporting into the Account Managers, you will get involved with brand planning brainstorms, client meetings and media events. 

Key Responsibilities include; 

Develop a personal ‘book of contacts’ full of key journalists and influencers

Ongoing proactive media relations through a mix of face to face meetings, emails, calls and social media

Develop an in-depth understanding of the UK media landscape incl. national, online, broadcast, bloggers, vloggers, social influencers

Work with account teams to deliver client projects, campaigns and programmes, from manning a press office and helping deliver media events to implementing high-profile, multi-channel campaigns 

Researching target media for a particular campaign, researching and booking spokespeople and celebrities, event management, venue research, researching and booking competition slots, sourcing products and props for shoots, mail-outs etc

Provide on-event support as directed by Account Managers. 

Craft copy that’s engaging, compelling, persuasive, on message and brand

Content can include: media releases, journalist pitch emails, digital content, opinion pieces, case study backgrounders, feature articles, briefings materials, research reports, advertorial and competition copy

Apply smart, creative, lateral thinking across everything you do, incl. media relations and content development – always question how you can deliver even more engagement, more stand-out

Immerse yourself in industry news and happenings relevant to your clients, make sure you have your finger on the pulse and proactively share relevant ideas and insights with the wider team

Take part in and actively contribute to team brainstorms across all team accounts 

Liaise with clients and support client teams as and when required

Demonstrate in-depth understanding of clients’ brands, their competitors and the sector / category and industry they operate in 

Prepare meeting agendas and contact reports

Conduct research for and contribute to new business proposals as and when required

Take minutes at meetings and circulate as and when required

Ideal Characteristics

The successful candidate will ideally have 1 year’s PR experience but more importantly will process the following traits. 

Act with confidence and energy in external meetings

Demonstrate a proactive ‘can-do’ attitude, offering help and support across the teams as and when required

Integrate with the wider team, take the initiative to get involved with agency activities such as social media channels, lunch’n’learns, social events etc

Be a team player, always supporting your colleagues and helping when needed

Show accountability, and take ownership of and responsibility for your tasks and actions

Creative thinking 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Consistency in terms of performance and outputs 

Act with confidence and energy in the office

Thirst to learn and develop new skills

Professionalism and integrity

Ambitious self-starter

Rewards:

25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (+ Bank holidays)

Company pension scheme

Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.

Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts with various shopping outlets 

Childcare voucher scheme 

Refer a friend scheme 

Company Christmas closure 

Cycle to work scheme

Get in touch

Got a question, enquiry or fancy joining Team Mongoose? We’re always looking for new additions to the Mongoose burrow. Are you a hungry & motivated sales person or passionate & energetic activation specialist? We’d love to hear from you.

Tel: 0208 629 5000