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Senior Account Executive – Corporate & Public Affairs

Senior Account Executive – Corporate & Public Affairs

About us

Fuelled by unique insights, creativity, and deep expertise, the BCW Corporate and Public Affairs team is the UK’s most dynamic force of bright, inquisitive, and bold communications consultants.

Consistently ahead of the next, we are trusted advisers when the stakes are high, helping clients navigate the complex challenges of today while anticipating the sensitive issues of tomorrow. We have the firepower and skills to support organisations at every stage in their growth cycles and we reach stakeholders through every possible channel, ultimately moving hearts, minds, and people. We work with clients across all industries including financial service, fintech, education, retail, consumer goods and so much more.

We offer an impressive and integrated mix of agency natives, former journalists, political campaigners, and in-house leads who unite to deliver diverse and differentiated perspectives to clients based on experience and sound judgement. We prize rigor, quality, and agility, forging meaningful partnerships with our clients to add value. And we like to have fun.

Our specialisms include Responsible Business and Corporate Reputation; Public Affairs; Crisis & Issues; Business Transformation; Leadership Communications; and International Affairs. We are a new generation of communicators, all found within a single BCW multi-disciplinary team, at the heart of one of the world’s largest full-service global communications agencies.

About the role

We’re seeking a Senior Account Executive with experience in media relations to join the Corporate & Public Affairs team.

This individual will have a strong interest in often complex/high profile issues and supporting clients in navigating such issues and a proven track record in a related environment.

You will be responsible for project managing and other key outputs under the guidance of other team members, as well as playing an active role in the broader smooth running of accounts. The successful will pride themselves on ideas and smart thinking and will be eager to bring new ideas to accounts and the wider practice.

Spotting industry issues and understanding the implications of these is a daily requirement for our clients and we would want any candidate to demonstrate a strong appetite for this alongside an enthusiasm for corporate communications and the media.

Additionally, you will have a willingness and ability to lead monitoring (media) for account teams, build and maintain media relationships, manage suppliers and more. This will be under the guidance of an Account Manager to Account Director.

About BCW

BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) is one of the world’s largest full-service global communications agencies. Founded by the 2018 merger of Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, CSR, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company.

BCW is committed to growing and sustaining an agency that is both representative and inclusive of the communities we live and work within. At BCW, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enables our agency to thrive and deliver brilliant work. We actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented and celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

We will only assess you on your abilities and fit for the role, please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during the recruitment process.

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