PR Agency Account Manager Job, Johannesburg, North Riding

Remuneration: negotiable
Benefits: Medical aid contribution/provident contribution
Location: Johannesburg, Northern Constituency
Remote work: Optional remote work allowed
Level of education: Diploma
Job level: Medium/Senior
Own transportation required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Company: PR evolution

job description

A PR agency in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg needs a PR Account Manager to manage a combination of technology, HR and industry accounts. The candidate must have at least 3-5 years of PR agency experience and be able to ‘steer’ their accounts, ensuring they achieve their goals. Candidate must have a strong command of the English language, be able to write (opinion pieces and press releases), have an understanding of technology and “get by” when dealing with C-level executive clients . The candidate must have his own means of transport.

Duties include:

  • Manage a portfolio of client PR accounts and achieve monthly activity targets per account.
  • Provide strategic advice to clients to assist them in their broader PR and marketing campaigns.
  • Build relationships with existing and new customers.
  • Build relationships with key media contacts.
  • Liaise with clients regarding press campaigns, creative projects and PR solutions.
  • Dealing with the media, talking to reporters and other members of the press.
  • Provide innovative and creative ideas to customers.
  • Inform customers and keep them informed of press campaigns.
  • Analyze PR coverage and provide written reports.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Develop angles on each account.
  • Write at least two pieces of content per month. It can be a press release, Q&A, opinion piece, blog posts, social media posts, etc. to submit to the media.
  • Chair public relations meetings with the Senior Account Manager.
  • Ensure that reports and press clippings are prepared/updated.
  • Coordinate appointments/meetings for all clients.
  • Oversee the duties of the Public Relations Administration Assistant.
  • Research radio and television programs for interviews with potential customers.
  • Track feature opportunities.
  • Get on-the-spot approvals on customer content.
  • Send content to the press.
  • Present and schedule media interviews.
  • Brief client for media interviews.
  • Compile and prepare annual PR reviews for clients.
  • Develop social media posts for clients.


  • Strong writing skills.
  • A good command of the English language (spoken and written).
  • Must have a flair for technology and a good understanding of general technology and business topics.
  • Must be fully versed in MS Office (excel, word, PPT, charts, reports, etc.).
  • Strategic thinking skills and ability to conceptualize “next steps”.
  • High levels of communication – both presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Well spoken and presentable.
  • A passion for media, including social media.
  • Sense of creativity, strategic thinking and innovation.
  • Sound industry knowledge and experience building influential media networks.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple projects and portfolios.
  • Service oriented and sensitive to confidential information.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Posted on March 17 15:48, Closing date May 16

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