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Junior account executive / account executive / senior account executive

Junior account executive / account executive / senior account executive

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 01/07/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR
Permanent position
Entry

Salary: £27,000 to £35,000 per annum based on experience

Start date: ASAP 

Working week: Full-time (Monday-Friday)

Working day: We offer flexible working. As long as you are online each day between the core hours of 10am-4pm UK time, and you work the minimum 40 hours each week, you can decide when you start and finish each day. 

Location: London, UK. We have a 15-person private WeWork office in Shoreditch, London, but offer hybrid working. We will be expanding into New York later this year (2024).

 

We’re looking for a driven, ambitious and proactive Junior Account Executive, Account Executive or Senior Account Executive to join our close-knit team and help tell the stories of some of the world’s most transformative startups, non-profits, and technology organisations. 

Nara Communications is a UK and US-based PR agency that specialises in raising the profile of technology startups and scaleups, investment firms (VC & PE), non-profits and governmental organisations in the international media. 

With clients across Europe, the US and Africa, we focus on telling the stories behind meaningful companies in sectors such as sustainability, health, education, EVs, AI, femtech, and DEI. Our results help them increase brand credibility, raise investment, acquire new customers and attract top talent. 

Our CEO and co-founder, Nick Baines (PR Week 30 Under 30) has a decade of experience in the comms industry, raising the profile of hundreds of startups, scaleups, investors and corporates. Nara has grown to 15 people in its first three years, without any external capital. For more information on us, visit our website, and to see the results we’ve been securing for clients recently, head to our LinkedIn.

In this role, you will be in constant communication with the senior team at Nara and will play an active role in the growth and strategy of the business. Additional responsibilities and financial remuneration are quickly provided to high-performing employees. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Pitching and developing relationships with journalists at some of the most well-read media publications globally, including The Guardian, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The New York Times 
  • Building and nurturing strong relationships with our clients through excellent communication, strategic counsel, and seamless execution of PR initiatives
  • Owning client relationships from ideation to delivery - handle reporting, administration, strategic brainstorming, research into specific industries, and proactively shape narratives that elevate clients' media presence 
  • Writing press releases, opinion articles, pitches for journalists, quotes and social media copy 
  • Coming up with and running creative campaign ideas 
  • Analysing and extracting newsworthy client data
  • Travelling internationally to meet with our global clients and support them at events

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills
  • Proactive, motivated and hardworking 
  • Creative and excited by new ideas 
  • Detail-oriented, organised and time efficient  
  • Collaborative and compassionate in the way they work

Recent graduates or candidates with internship experience in public relations or related fields are encouraged to apply. While professional experience is valuable, we are open to considering entry-level candidates who can demonstrate strong communication skills and a passion for the industry.

While a background in technology, startups, or the media is preferable, if you don’t have this, then you must be willing to learn about and foster an interest in them. 

 

Interview process

  • In your submission please explain why you are applying for the role of Junior Account Executive, Account Executive or Senior Account Executive at Nara Communications 
  • If we want to proceed with your application we'll send psychometric logic and personality tests that are designed to reduce bias in our hiring processes. The test takes around 30 minutes, and based on your results we’ll set up an intro meeting with one of the team
  • Following that intro meeting you’ll be given a PR-related task to work on in your own time, ahead of presenting it on Zoom, or in-person, to our team, including Nick, our CEO
  • Immediately following that meeting, you’ll be given a short (45 minutes) writing task in order to demonstrate your proficiency
  • The final stage consists of a meeting (preferably in-person) with Nick and some of the wider senior team who you’ll be working with 

 

Benefits

  • One month paid sabbatical every three years
  • Free access to fitness and wellbeing platform, ClassPass
  • Generous annual leave allowance, a bonus day off for your birthday, and also additional leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Frequent team socials (e.g. annual company offsite and activities such as pottery, bowling, darts, etc.)
  • A volunteering allowance (3 hours each month)
  • Bi-annual one-to-one development sessions with the full Senior Leadership Team, and monthly one-to-ones with your Line Manager 
  • Everyone has an annual budget for a magazine subscription of their choice
  • Tech equipment, including a MacBook 
  • Access to relevant workshops, with a number being run by external experts from the worlds of media, advertising, creative industries, venture capital and PR
  • Free access to development platform Blinkist and mindfulness app Headspace 
  • Bi-annual full eye examination and financial contribution towards glasses
  • A fortnightly budget for “Nara breakfasts”, virtual get-togethers every other Friday 
  • Free breakfast in our WeWork headquarters, as well as access to the building’s perks (free coffee and drinks, weekly activities, local lunch discounts)

 

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please include in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Entry

Required languages

  • English