PR & Communications Project Manager

Posted By: Greg Phipps
Salary: Up to £32,000 DOE
Location: North East
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Sales & Marketing

Central Employment are delighted to be working alongside a repeat integrated Communications and Creative agency, as they look to appoint a PR & Communications Project Manager.  Joining a team of talented Marketing, PR, Brand and Content specialists, this is an ideal opportunity for an experienced PR/Comms Account Managers looking to progress their careers.

Main duties of the PR & Communications Project Manager:-

PR & Communications Project Manager will work closely with the senior team on new business development, particularly in the following areas:

  • Creative new PR & Comms business proposals.
  • Present in new business pitches, using a convincing and professional style.
  • Extract and assimilate information for new business pitches/proposals, specifically for services across PR & Comms
  • Prioritise workload to ensure deadlines and objectives set by the Account Director are met for each client, within the time allocated and reporting to team members on progress.
  • Attend status meetings to ensure understanding of client objectives and deadlines. Plan own work and meet all commitments against activity plans.
  • Manage new projects in a timely and organised fashion and ensuring the process is completed from start to finish.
  • Have a clear understanding of the constantly changing needs of the media, key publications, their journalists, readership details and lead times.
  • Continue to build new media contacts and sustain existing ones.
  • Prepare for and attend client meetings on behalf of the agency, act in a professional manner always.
  • Be confident in liaising with senior directors within client organisation.
  • Write well structured, well thought through strategic briefs, for the design, digital and content teams.
  • Have clear understanding of the processes involved in developing marketing materials including referencing, the design process and copy writing checking.
  • Can write/edit, persuasive copy, including proposals, case studies, press releases, backgrounders, features, proposals, blogs, website copy and dynamic news content, slide booklets and meeting invitations – and helping others to do the same.
  • Have an excellent understanding of the available platforms and how best they can be used to achieve project objectives, effectively manage campaigns.
  • Excellent presentation skills, with a confident and convincing style that exudes credibility
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders, key opinion leaders, influencers, the media and to develop knowledge of healthcare issues, products and services to enable confident communications.
  • Produce work of a high standard all times, pay attention to detail and removing the possibility of careless errors. Be a reliable member of the team to produce work without error.

Essential experience required:- 

The successful PR & Communications Project Manager will have been in healthcare PR/Comm or an alternative marketing related role for two to three years and shown a natural ability to manage PR/Comms  campaigns.

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