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Account Executive – Public Affairs

Account Executive – Public Affairs

Public Affairs Account Executive – Hill + Knowlton Strategies

H+K Strategies is looking to recruit a Public Affairs Account Executive to join our team. This is an entry level position for anyone interested in starting out a career in public affairs consulting.


Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is an international PR and communications agency based across 80 offices in 40 countries and working globally with many of the largest multinational companies. We structure and lead our business around industry sector teams to deliver deep industry knowledge for the benefit of our clients. These teams are supported by specialist areas of creative ideas development and strategy, data and analytics, content creation and publishing, corporate affairs, public affairs and ESG. The people in our agency are constantly evolving and are expected to re-invent their skills and set new standards in the industry.

We are proud to have been awarded Provoke Sabre EMEA Awards: UK PR Consultancy of the Year 2022, EMEA Agency of the Decade, UK 202 Silver Agency of the Year: Campaign Awards, EMEA 202 Gold PR Agency of the Year: Campaign Award.


We are growing as a public affairs team within the agency. This role will sit within our Technology, Entertainment and Commerce sector teams as well as support some of our central global public affairs accounts.

An exciting space with emerging regulation, our Technology, Entertainment and Commerce sectors public affairs work spans some of the biggest conversations active today including creating a future-facing economy, digital skills, connectivity and digital infrastructure, online safety and many others.

As a public affairs team within the agency, we are 20+ people who sit across different sector teams while also coming together to collaborate. Our clients value the public affairs counsel we provide and we pair this with Westminster engagement, geopolitical foresighting, integrated campaigning and more.

This role would join 3 other public affairs professionals who also are part of our Technology sector team, alongside over 30 others who work across PR and corporate communications. We are a friendly and collaborative team and some of our recent and current clients include Spotify, IKEA, the Coalition for App Fairness, Etsy, Dell, and Qualcomm.


This position would suit someone looking to get started in a career in public affairs. This is a fantastic opportunity to support a specialist public affairs offer in one of the top consultancies.

We are now looking to recruit an ambitious and motivated individual to support our public affairs work. Some of the work this position will be doing includes:

·       Policy and political monitoring

·       Supporting engagement programmes with policymakers and influencers

·       Stakeholder mapping of Westminster policymakers

·       Assessing the wider environment including the media and political debate

·       Media engagement particularly over policy-related issues  



As an entry level position, no particular prior experience is necessary.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in public affairs, policy, and/or politics. Attributes are looking for include:

·       Research skills and the ability to assess information critically

·       Writing skills and the ability to communicate well

·       Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines

·       Ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues and to work collaboratively

·       Desire to learn and work in an integrated agency alongside many different specialists

·       Ability to work across a number of different issues and clients

·       Interest in global and political trends affecting the technology, entertainment and commerce sectors 

·       Interest in UK politics


·       25 days + (3 days at Christmas) annual leave

·       Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)

·       SMART pension scheme

·       Heavily subsidised on-site bar

·       WPP employee discount scheme

·       Group life assurance scheme

·       Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme

·       Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries

·       Our dedicated interactive training academy – ‘The Hub’

·       Cycle to work scheme

·       Wellness programmes

·       Weekly social events

·       2 x volunteer days per year


H+K employs over 300 people in the UK, and our stunning Clerkenwell offices run over two floors, encompassing a beautiful roof terrace and subsidised bar area, which is a great spot for client meetings and socialising with the wider agency. 


We pride ourselves on creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone belongs. As a company and as co-workers, we are building a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential. We are an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.


We believe diversity is strength. Our Commitment at Hill + Knowlton Strategies is to combine our employees unique backgrounds, perspective, and experiences to build a more diverse and inclusive organisation that represents all of us and the businesses we work with.  We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and will consider all applicants regardless of age, gender identity ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, family or parental status, neurodiversity, and disability status.  We are also happy to provide reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process. Please refer to our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Recruitment Charter to understand more about H+K’s commitments here.

H+K is Disability Confident Committed and a Dyslexia SMART organisation.  If you require any adjustments to the application or interview process with us, please don’t hesitate to email

For more information on H+K:

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Twitter: @hk_london

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