Account Manager at Sybil and James Communications


Sybil and James is a boutique agency, providing communications, creative and digital strategies to leading brands. We align business ambition and cultural energy for commercial success.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Account Manager

Location:
Lagos

Job Description
  • Sybil and James Communications – is actively seeking a Account Manager to join its team in the agency’s Ikeja Location, working with high-profile cooperate and commercial clients to implement communications strategies to align with their overarching business goals.
  • The candidate should demonstrate tactical proficiency in media relations; including creating and driving both traditional and social media outreach plans. Moreover, the candidate should demonstrate a high degree of written communication skills, initiative, creativity and be extremely organized.
Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic and tactical support to the Account Executive
  • Day to day client contact and manage client expectations
  • Generate feature placement in appropriate titles
  • Maintain regular contact with key press
  • Manage PR campaigns for diverse cooperate and commercial clients from conception to completion
  • Working with internal and external team to manage launch events for media and influencers
  • Line managing junior staff to ensure they meet targets
  • Be brand champion, an expert on communications knowledge and build key relationships
  • Delivering coverage across online, offline and blogs, and leverage added value from all PR activity
  • Lead in the promotion of all brands, exclusive collections and products to ensure that each team member and the designers are being closely monitored
  • Promote Sybil & James and its campaigns, activities and events to the media, general public and external audiences globally
  • Own all media relations and to continue to develop and maintain relationships with key journalists
  • Monitor Sybil & James brand placement/exposure, ensuring all communication and activity are on-brand
  • Work closely with the social media team and brief on all events and launch initiatives
  • Work with the Account Executive to compile a seasonal calendar of PR activity
  • Manage and support on new business efforts; both creating proposals and participating in relevant pitches
The Ideal Candidate
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Strong established press contacts
  • Strong experience of event management
  • Strong presentation & superb writing skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Enthusiastic about the creative process.
  • Ability to change gears quickly as priorities shift
  • Professional and calm demeanor
  • Team oriented
  • Social Media savvy
  • Knowledge of common social media platforms
  • Proven experience operating in a senior position within the Communications industry
  • Proven commercial experience with working in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with the organization of press reports and press clips
  • Able to identify communication opportunities through a proactive approach
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent prioritizing and time management
  • Discreet, professional and articulate, with excellent communication skills
  • Extremely well organized, methodical and efficient, with strong initiative
  • Management experience is highly desirable
  • Proven track record of creating a positive impact on business through implementation of a PR strategy
  • Discreet, professional and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
  • Extremely well-organized, methodical and efficient, with a good dose of common sense and initiative
  • Pro-active and able to show initiative/ideas to constantly promote the Sybil & James offering
  • Able to identify communication opportunities across multiple media platforms
  • Strong MS Word skills; working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proven experience, full time at a mid-sized agency within a cooperate comms and or digital marketing environment.
Application Closing Date
30th September, 2019

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@sybilandjames.com using the Job Title as subject of the email.
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