Account Executive/Senior Account Executive Public Affairs, London

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard Fishburn is a top ten UK PR agency with a successful and growing Public Affairs team. As an agency we look for the very best talent and offer a supportive work environment, along with plenty of training and opportunities for career progression.

We are currently looking for an Account Executive or Senior Account Executive to join our team. In this position you will play a critical role delivering for our clients. You will be responsible for monitoring political developments, creating high-quality written material, contributing to the development of political campaigns and ideas for clients, and supporting new business activities. Part of the roles will also be ensuring the smooth running of the administrative and operational aspects of accounts.

To thrive in these positions, you will need to have a strong understanding of and interest in how British politics and parliament works. A real self-starter, you will also have an interest in supporting new business pitches, leading on research tasks and helping to create the insight and strategy. Finally, you will help to instill and maintain a positive team culture, focused on delivering great work for clients in an encouraging and proactive environment.

Qualifications

  • We are looking for people who are passionate about British politics, demonstrated through active involvement, whether as an activist or through professional experience.
  • A year of relevant work experience, preferably in parliament, party politics or consultancy experience is desired but not essential.
  • You will ideally have prior experience in writing, researching and communicating, and feel confident preparing high quality briefings, articles, letters and monitoring reports for our clients.
  • You will have sound analytical skills, demonstrating clear understanding of a client’s business, commercial context, communications issues and brand positioning, and the ability to apply your political knowledge and experience to help meet their needs.
  • You will be comfortable briefing peers, seniors and clients on often complex issues.
  • You will have a good grasp of all the integrated communications channels and their relevant application to client’s programmes.
  • You will be a self-starter with a proven track record of achievement, but also someone who will enjoy contributing to a team.
  • You will relish the opportunity to work in a commercial environment, for a wide range of clients, and want to play an important part in helping to grow our business.

If you have experience in the above we would love to hear from you!

More about us…

We are one of the world’s largest international communications consultancies with more than 2,500 employees in over 80+ offices around the globe. FH was founded over 65 years ago and has since established a strong reputation for delivering meaningful, positive and measurable impact for clients.  We are widely recognised for exceptional service and quality standards as well as our long-term relationships with clients.

Our London office is the second largest office in the global network, defined by a series of practice groups – Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Corporate Reporting, Brand Marketing, Digital & Social, Insights & Planning, and Brand, Content & Design – combined with expertise in industry sectors such as energy, technology, healthcare, travel and tourism, food & drink, sports, FMCG, financial & professional services.

We have a strong and talented team, a solid client base of Fortune 500 and FTSE listed companies. And, while we’re part of a successful global group, we have developed a ‘start-up’ mentality of bravery and entrepreneurialism, rooted in business-changing ideas.

Awards – just some or our awards include – Top 50 Companies for Executive Women 2010-2016 | NAFE,  Gold for Best Use of Social Media Measurement, 2016 | AMEC Awards, Silver for Best Strategic / Creative Development of a New Brand, 2016 | Transform Awards Europe.   International Consultancy of the Year, Global Agency of the Year and Large Agency of the Year in 2014 by PR Week, as well as European Consultancy of the Year for the second year running by the Holmes Report. We have also been named “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2013; Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”; and The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global “Public Affairs Agency of the Year.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

We are part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. 

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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