Senior Account Director

London (with opportunity to work from home) | Competitive salary

OVERVIEW

ESG Communications is a boutique public relations agency specialising in responsible investment and sustainability. We are growing and looking for a confident and experienced consultant to work with our global client list, write compelling content, and liaise with the media.

This is a full-time contract, with a three-month probationary period within a small, dedicated team. We are based in vibrant East London, near the City, and have potential flexibility around working from home. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • As an Account Director you will be the face of ESG Communications with several clients, managing retained monthly work, winning media coverage for them and delivering their communications strategies.

  • Great content is at the heart of what we do and you will need to be an excellent wordsmith. This may be editing a detailed report, composing tweets or articles from scratch or polishing articles from junior members of staff.

  • It’s important that you have a passion for, or some experience of responsible investment, ESG and sustainability.

  • You will need a nose for news. You must have the ability to take a client’s report, research or new product and fashion it into a newsworthy press release. Knowledge of key media covering the worlds of investment and the environment is essential.

  • You are a confident project manager. Able to competently manage the production of a designed document or a media campaign.

  • You will be a flexible member of a small team, helping out with other workloads and new business pitches as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

  • You’re interested in the world of responsible investment and ESG and familiar with organisations like the PRI and CDP.

  • You are an experienced media and communications operator. You have knowledge of the main titles covering investment, business and/or the environment, and you are passionate about delivering messages in a way that makes a real impact.

  • You are professional and polite with clients and have the experience and confidence to constructively challenge them when necessary.

  • You have the ideas and commercial sense to help clients find new ways to communicate their messages and create successful campaigns.

  • You have experience of social media and digital marketing, able to work with designers to deliver communication campaigns through social media and interested in exploring new digital tools.

  • You’re unphased by tight deadlines.

  • You are organised and independent – able to be left with project and run with it.

 
If you’re interested in the role please send a CV and short cover note explaining why by Friday 11 September 2020 to elliot@esgcomms.com.