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WSA - The Communications Agency WSA - The Communications Agency

PR Account Manager

  • Full time
  • Hybrid (Bletchley Office / WFH)
  • £25,000 – £30,000/year
  • Write press releases, editorial and advertorial copy for diverse clients
  • Produce online blogs and other digital PR related content
  • Implement reputation management and brand awareness campaigns
  • Proof-read and sub-edit magazines, newsletters and other marketing collateral
  • Provide ongoing client management, advice and reports
  • Work independently with the support of a friendly and creative team

We’re gonna need a bigger boat…

As part of our dedicated PR and Marketing team, you’ll be working alongside a group of established digital, events, advertising and creative professionals. There is a reason communication is in our name. Telling the world about our clients is what we do. We are creative about how we get the word out and no idea is too big or too small. We want you to get involved with a diverse range of copy requirements and will trust you to manage your own time efficiently.

This role suits someone who can write confidently and effortlessly shift to a different tone of voice. There is a lot more to PR than writing press releases, but they still make up a large part of what we do. You’ll need to understand what will appeal to editors and be able to interview clients for information and turn that into engaging, newsworthy content.

Digital PR has become essential for most customers, so you can expect to be involved with writing blogs and other editorial content that compliments social media campaigns. Prior knowledge of building media lists and sending articles to journalists would be beneficial, but we’ll train you on our market-leading CISION software. We are always accountable for our work, so we’ll expect you to maintain activity pipelines and progress reports on a continuous monthly basis. You’ll get to work closely with our events and projects team too, helping them to proof content for publications that they produce in-house.

We take an ‘always on’ approach to news and current affairs and still get a buzz out of seeing our work published. We are proud that many of our clients stay with us for decades and a large number of new business wins come from happy customer referrals. 

You talkin’ to me?

Around 2-3 years of agency experience is desirable, but we’d also consider applications from candidates that have other backgrounds, as long as you can show you have the right skills. We expect you’ll have a degree in a relatable subject although an apprenticeship or relevant work experience will also be considered. 

Maybe you are looking for a better work/life balance, or simply for an employer who will give you a shot. The most important thing to us is that you can demonstrate a strong passion for writing, combined with a creative mind and can-do attitude.  You’ll need the ability to think on your feet and ask the right questions to identify a killer quote. Research is instrumental, so you’ll have the drive to search out useful information and will use your initiative to come up with fresh tactics based on SEO and data analytics, as well as gut instinct!

We produce content for all types of B2B and B2C clients, so we are flexible on what you have focused on before. You’ll need a great grasp of grammar, be a good listener and won’t be afraid to work closely with others. Teamwork is a big deal to us, it’s the foundation of our success.

Want to get ahead of the competition? Any evidence you can show of content you have written before, preferably examples that have achieved high levels of coverage in print, online or broadcast media, will help us see what you can do.

This is the way

WSA The Communications Agency, is a full-service agency based in Milton Keynes. Launched by a female entrepreneur in 2005, our expertise is in Advertising, Events, PR, Digital Marketing, Design, Social Media and Websites. Our services all blend to form a unified and attention-grabbing marketing strategy. WSA is proud to be a recognised Google Partner.

This new role comes on the back of promotions and growth within our PR and Marketing department. We offer genuine career progression with all employees benefitting from training initiatives and opportunities to further their careers. We have been doing this for 17 years and some of our staff have stayed with us since the very beginning of our journey.

Agencies can be a competitive place, but we like to do things a little differently. We are all team players here. We channel our efforts into collaborative working, achieving optimum coverage for our clients in the process. A family feel may sound cliché, but it’s the best way to describe the office atmosphere.

Speaking of our office, we offer hybrid working and take a flexible attitude towards work from home arrangements. We believe in accountability, fairness and balance at all times. You are never pressured to work beyond contracted hours and we encourage you to be mindful of your health and wellbeing. 16% of WSA staff are now registered Mental Health First Aiders. We always strive to go above and beyond for our clients, but we look after your best interests too.

Show me the money!

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm (1hour lunch), Monday to Friday

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Hybrid working: Available

Now, bring me that horizon…

Sound like you?  Submit your CV to [email protected] along with some work examples and let’s talk.