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Account executive

Account executive

Account executive at Lansons

We like to recruit for our account executive role and then help our people develop, so we are always looking for talented people setting out on a career in communications. We also welcome fresh thinking and new perspectives, so anyone with relevant experience will be considered. We’re looking for you if you are prepared to work hard with a team of amazing consultants tackling a diverse and exciting range of clients, projects and opportunities. Supporting the careers of our people is of the upmost importance to us, so we coach, train and nurture our account executives. We have a range of systems in place to help you develop and become a fantastic consultant.

The role would include:

– Being an integral member of client teams. The client portfolio for an account executive can be extremely broad, focused on client work across the many communications disciplines in which we work, permitting a variety of learning opportunities. Account executives act as the linchpin and foundation for teams, co-ordinating and supporting others and delivering high-quality work

– Research and planning tasks, including assisting with events, contributing to brainstorms, developing ideas, and analysing and monitoring current trends and affairs

– Media and stakeholder relation tasks, including writing and issuing press releases and blog posts, liaising with journalists, meeting external stakeholder and ‘selling in’ stories, drafting briefing documents and monitoring relevant stakeholders

– Administrative tasks including monitoring media coverage and social media, attending weekly team meetings and client calls, maintaining evaluation documents and diary management

– Contributing to and supporting new business (through brainstorms, research tasks, pitches) and improving Lansons as a workplace by taking part in internal initiatives

– The opportunity to work on a broader set of Lansons clients in our different specialisms

 

Our ideal candidate will be someone with:

– Around three to six months of relevant experience to help equip you for the role. This could have been gained from work experience, placements, internship roles, or working in a junior role.

– An interest in businesses and what makes them tick

– An enthusiasm in understanding, and learning about, reputation management, the stakeholder and media landscapes

– An interest in the communication methods used to help service clients

– An interest in current affairs, the news, the media, and how it works

– Good time management and organisation skills, someone that can multi-task and prioritise deadlines

– Strong, confident, and creative communication skills with internal and external stakeholders (verbal and written)

– Enthusiastic ‘can do’ solution-orientated attitude; proactive manner, initiative, and the ability to anticipate needs

 

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter and set out why you think you would add value to Lansons. Please also answer one of the following questions, either as a written answer (max 500 words) or within a two minute video presentation. 

  • Describe a recent news story or event and explain why it caught your attention
  • Describe why a company’s ‘reputation’ is important
  • Describe something a company has done recently that you admire and why

Please also let us know your salary expectations and notice period (if applicable).

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