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Interested applicants should forward their CV and motivation letter to: 

cheryl@eclipsecomms.com or fareez@eclipsecomms.com  alternatively fill out out the form below.

PR Senior Account Manager

We are looking for a Snr. PR Account Manager who is ambitious and eager to join Eclipse Communications. They will have the opportunity to work on global and local accounts. The ideal candidate thinks outside the box, has impeccable attention to detail, has solid media relations, and is hungry for new challenges and growth.

 

Job description

  • Develop and implement client strategies and PR plans
  • Possess good media relations across all media platforms
  • Build and maintain a strong network of influencers and media contacts
  • Secure coverage for all clients on a monthly basis – exceeds coverage targets
  • Independently run meetings with clients and be able to provide detailed feedback to the team
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports and reviews – Be able to build solid relationships with all clients
  • Keep abreast of the news agenda. Flag news that may impact our client’s business

 

Key Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Previous PR experience in consumer brands will be advantageous.
  • Be a team player
  • Candidates should be able to immerse themselves in each client’s brand with very little hand-holding
  • Attention to detail is imperative
  • Candidate should be able to quickly adapt to internal process and ensure client briefs are adhered to
  • Time management is key deadlines cannot be missed
  • Candidate should be meticulous when compiling reports and reviews
  • Candidates should be confident enough to present plans, reports, and strategies to clients
  • Develop new accounts (GROW) as well as new opportunities with existing clients
  • Craft proposals, with strategy and content input from the SAL and AD
  • Create and drive integrated PR and below-the-line campaigns
  • Provide strategic counsel to clients to aid their PR and wider marketing campaigns
  • Develop reports that clearly showcases the delivery of KPIs and ROI
  • Manage a team of Account Executives and/or Interns, and transfer skills to help them grow
  • Project management & support of client events and activations, including planning and execution thereof.
  • Assist in compiling agency-standard cost estimates, as per agreed client SLA’s.
  • Develop media angles and pitches, as well as secure media and influencer exposure and content creation opportunities
  • Ability to manage multiple clients
  • Strong verbal, written & communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and data analysis capabilities
  • Ability to self-manage deadlines and quality work, with attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong admin & reporting skills
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Interested applicants should forward their CV and motivation letter to: 

beverley@eclipsecomms.com or fill out out the form below.

Consumer Account Director

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Consumer Account Director who has solid experience working in a PR agency on medium and large clients. Experience working on multiple local and global brands is a must. He/she must have strong client relationship skills, people management, and work with a degree of independence.

This position reports directly to the Business Unit Lead and the candidate should have project management, budgeting, people management, and business development skills. He/she will oversee and drive workflow and processes within the team, with a focus on retaining and growing existing clients and people, working closely with the senior leadership team to steward the ‘Retain and Grow’ strategy of the company.

The candidate should have a clear understanding of the overall company strategy, and client strategies and ensure that they work with the appropriate leaders in the business to deliver both client and company objectives.

Key Skills

  • Leadership and management skills within a PR environment
  • Talent development expertise
  • Senior experience within a PR agency or in-house position
  • Business development abilities with track record of success
  • Experienced at winning new clients and pitching for business
  • Keen networker and adept at building relationships with key influencers and industry spokespeople
  • Expertise at handling a range of media to place products, grow brands or pitch for new customers
  • Excellent project management skills with strong organisational and planning skills
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyse complex data and interpret it for a range of audiences
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation and delegation skills


Day to Day

  • Senior contact for client accounts
  • Managing client service and agency performance
  • Manage multiple accounts and media relations teams to get more results for our clients
  • Overseeing PR campaigns from creative brief to implementation and delivery
  • Analysing PR outcomes and interpreting data
  • Presenting findings to the board, clients and key stakeholders
  • Delegating to and managing a PR team
  • Nurturing talent and client relationships
  • Winning new business and developing current client accounts
  • Contributing to the overall business

Requirements

  • Minimum of five to ten years of experience in a PR agency
  • Experience with local and international lifestyle and consumer brands with an understanding of business trends in the industries to which he/she consults
  • Understands integration and ability to work collaboratively with other internal business units to produce integrated 360 campaigns
  • Leading and managing a team of PR professionals and account managers, providing career counsel, professional development support, monitoring and performance reviews
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively at all levels
  • Strong finance and budgeting experience
  • Solid understanding of consumer trends and marketing best practices
  • Strategic thinker with creative abilities to develop innovative client strategies, PR plans and leading a team on execution. Will be responsible for overall development of strategies, PR collateral, and programs based on team input
  • Offering crisis management and counsel to clients and extending networking opportunities
  • Excellent media and influencer relations and contacts in order to develop and guide media and influencer relation strategies
  • Has established a circle of industry editorial, investment community, professional and/or third-party group contacts
  • Problem solver, thinker and doer
  • Believes in, and is able to, develop people. Identifying training needs where required
  • Provides strong leadership in building effective, productive account teams
  • Understands integration and ability to work collaboratively with other agencies
  • Providing support for agency growth and development of new business pipeline
  • Stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • Project management and multi-tasking expertise
  • Support organic growth for existing clients
  • Anticipates and develops solutions to client needs and problems
  • Exceptional language, writing and communication skills

 

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Interested applicants should forward their CV and motivation letter to: 

beverley@eclipsecomms.com or alternatively fill out out the form below.

Community Manager

We are looking for a Community Manager who is ambitious and eager to join the Eclipse Communications Social team and who will have the opportunity to work on global and local accounts.

The role would be to act as the bridge between a brand and the community it is aiming to create (i.e. a loyal audience or group of core consumers connected by a similar interest). They should be the brand’s ambassador, engaging with potential customers and building relationships with existing ones.

The candidate should have 3+ years of Community Management and content creation experience with a degree of independence. The candidate will be responsible for creating content, managing, and maintaining a selection of social media platforms for our client accounts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create monthly content calendars with engaging, discussion-worthy content in line with the social media strategy -content calendars.
  • Build and manage the client’s social media communities, profiles and presence on different platforms, including LinkedIn (including LinkedIn Groups), Facebook (Facebook groups), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and potentially additional channels (upon client request).  
  • Help define and develop the social media strategy for assigned clients.
  • Execute social selling programs to reach and convert target buyers.
  • Daily social media engagement and platform management.
  • Report and provide feedback and insight on clients’ audiences and the success of social activity across various platforms each month.
  • Developing target lists of new community members and the outreach messaging to reach and invite these prospects to the relevant communities.
  • Engage with clients regarding content calendars and reporting.
  • Engage and interact in relevant social discussion about client brands, solutions and factors that influence their industry.
  • Work alongside Paid Media and Creative teams to develop paid media campaigns and video/graphic content for social accounts.
  • Setting and implementing social media content plans or campaigns that align with the brand’s marketing strategy. 
  • Responding to comments and customer queries in a timely manner
  • Monitor and report on community activity and growth
  • Organize and participate in events to build community and boost brand awareness
  • Coordinate with Marketing, PR and Communications teams to ensure brand consistency 
  • Liaise with Development and necessary departments to stay updated on new products and features
  • Build relationships with customers, potential customers, industry professionals and influencers
  • Stay up-to-date with digital technology trends

 

Requirements:

  • Experience in managing social media on behalf of clients
  • Track record of strong capabilities in digital copywriting 
  • Ability to identify and track relevant community metrics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands on experience with social media management for brands
  • Ability to interpret website traffic and online customer engagement metrics
  • Knowledge of online marketing and marketing channels
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask

 

Advantageous:

  • Broad experience across all digital trades
  • Experience working with B2B or technology clients
  • Being able to think both analytically and creatively
  • Social media or Digital agency experience (3 years +)
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree would be beneficial
  • Paid Media advertising experience
  •  Content Creation

 

Personal skills/attributes:

  • Must be able to manage their time and expectations
  • Proactive and solution-driven
  • Works well under pressure across multiple clients
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Great communicator and highly organised
  • Have an incurable natural curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Shows dedication to the tasks and is willing to go the extra mile
  • Ambitious and hardworking

HIDDEN GEMS

Do you have a unique skill or a passion for marketing and PR? We would love to hear from you. 
Please fill in the form below and submit your resume.

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