Communications Account Director Vacancy (closed)

Communications Account Director Vacancy (closed)

LUX is looking for a Communications Account Director to join our team in Edinburgh. This is a full time role that will suit a highly motivated and ambitious individual with 5+ years agency experience.

This role requires an individual who has a head for strategy and relishes the opportunity to roll their sleeves up and get stuck into the day-to-day running of a fast-paced PR department.

The successful candidate will boast an enviable black book of UK contacts, have previously worked on high profile multi-channel communications campaigns and have a demonstrable passion for PR and food & drink in equal measure.

This is a senior position with a competitive salary and benefits including 38 days paid holiday, flexi-time, company pension and private health insurance.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected]

Communications Account Director Job Spec

  • Devising & delivering strategic PR campaigns and projects through communication channels such as print media, online media, blogger outreach & brand activations channels.
  • Owning all aspects of the PR workflow from the creation of robust & innovative strategies through to the creation & selling-in of press materials, FAQ documents, feature plans, event invitations & media lists.
  • Maintaining & developing excellent relationships with UK-wide media across broadcast, print & online through regular face-to-face contact.
  • Coordinating the delivery of PR activity including press event management, attending photocalls, preparing photography/ ┬ávideo briefs & directing shoots and attending press trips around the UK & occasionally overseas.
  • Proactively working with the client or internally at LUX to story mine and devise angles and concepts that generate quality coverage.
  • Responsible for costing and quoting project work to existing clients as well as contributing to new business development & pitch activity.
  • Scoping new tools & software to improve business efficiencies for those at LUX working on PR & comms projects.
  • Providing media training to clients.
  • Robust PR reporting skills against agreed client KPIs.
  • Contributing to team brainstorms & collaborative strategic planning sessions with the wider LUX team.
  • Reactive press office management duties, media monitoring and press clipping.
  • Client liaison including email, phone and in-person meetings.
  • Preparing end-of-week status updates and meeting notes using the LUX status update template and contact reports.
  • Crisis-management support, when need be, at weekends & evenings if required by client.

About the author

Mhairi MacLeod

Mhairi MacLeod

Director, Founder

Mhairi honed her craft working on digital strategy with a host of international brands before earning a coveted place among the Drum's 'Top 30 under 30' & Institute of Directors 'Emerging Director' 2016.