Are you a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic arts-lover? WildKat PR are looking for an Account Manager to join their London team
WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry, and constantly seeks to challenge the status quo, embrace creative values and be on the cutting-edge of digital and online developments. With offices in London, Berlin and New York, we have a diverse international outlook and offer bespoke campaigns that are tailored to individual artists’ needs. Our clients include Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Matthew Sharp and Dartington International Summer School.
Our London office is looking for an experienced Account Manager to work on imaginative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries, alongside the Director, Office Manager and Junior and Senior Account Managers. They will be expected to quickly establish and build strong working relationships with press, in order to generate a variety of media coverage for our clients.
Our small, open plan office has a sociable atmosphere, in which our supportive team always welcomes fresh ideas. We provide personalised creative skills training and coaching, and offer the chance to expand your skill-set through diverse opportunities and collaboration with mainstream brands and projects. On top of gaining wider industry experience – not just PR – there are also opportunities for travel and to attend concerts and events. As if you needed more incentive – we also have an annual ski trip to Austria, weekly yoga in the office, frequent team lunches and afternoon drinks.
As an account manager your role will be:To manage your set of clients and work with them to help achieve their PR goals. This includes: gaining press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising eventsTo think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and think differently in your work. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing thingsTo use social media as a way of generating exposure for clients. This includes: analyzing existing channels, advising on strategy, setting up and managing accounts, creating content, scheduling posts, engaging with online communityTo integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it client campaigns. This includes: using video technology, new apps and software, latest gadgets (such as Google Glass, Apple Watch etc.)To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the companyTo write copy in relation to your client needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochuresTo liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clientsTo organize client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking eventsTo attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performancesTo network with Industry to build your reputation and that of the company.To oversee the work of junior Account Managers and Interns when required, and be willing to grow into a senior management role
Essential1-2 years’ relevant experience in either PR or the classical music industryAbility to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlinesKnowledge of classical music, the arts, culture and PRProven administrative and organisational skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to take initiative and responsibility when working aloneConfidence and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneouslyAbility to work as part of a teamHigh degree of accuracy and attention to detailA strong interest in online mediaSelf-motivatedGood standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)
DesirableMarketing experience Fluency in another language, preferably German or FrenchEducated to degree level in an arts subject
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on Friday 27th November 2015
Interviews will take place 2nd/3rd December 2015
Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience