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PR Director

Job Role: PR Director
Company: C8
Location: London & Reading
Reporting to: Managing Director / Deputy Managing Director

C8 are growing fast and we’re looking to recruit a passionate, forward thinking, tech-savvy PR professional to take the lead with a host of global accounts. If you’re looking for a role that’s going to challenge and excite you, then look no further.

C8 are looking for a commercially minded, creative, customer focused PR Director to take the strategic lead on a range of exciting B2B technology client accounts. As the driving force for your team and senior contact for your clients, you will report to the Managing Director / Deputy Managing Director, manage two account managers, and two account executives. Your team will support you with day-to-day account management, campaign delivery through media relations, marketing, social, content development and influencer relations.

By joining the C8 team of PR professionals, you will have the opportunity to manage and oversee global accounts, build relationships with key commentators, industry spokespeople and senior journalists. You will also provide counsel to clients to build trusted, collaborative relationships, and play a pivotal role in business development and growing existing accounts.

This is a great opportunity for someone with 10 years of experience under their belt to flourish and expand their career within a commercially minded, ambitious, supportive environment.

C8 Consulting is a disruptive-tech PR agency that’s passionate about telling our clients’ stories, locally, nationally and internationally. We work strategically with global businesses that are actively disrupting their sectors; that are in hyper scale growth mode and are looking to IPO. C8 clients include Carbon Black, Panasonic, Flashpoint, Recycling Technologies, Dell EMC and Outsystems.

About you

We would love you to have a minimum of 10 years agency experience, preferably in B2B PR, have a clear understanding of integrated campaigns spanning PR and digital, a desire to make a difference to help your clients grow, and have a passion for all things technology. Moreover, the type of candidates we are looking for are commercially minded, strategic thinkers who are customer-focused and appreciate the benefits of working collaboratively, with colleagues and clients respectively.

Core responsibilities

  • Strategic and commercial lead on key client accounts
  • Overseeing media strategy and account development, and managing a portfolio of B2B technology  clients
  • Building and maintaining senior client relationships, and managing client service and agency  performance
  • Overseeing PR campaigns from creative brief to implementation and delivery
  • Analysing PR outcomes and interpreting data in to key insights
  • Presenting findings to clients and key stakeholders
  • Delegating to and managing a team of PR professionals
  • Providing support for agency growth and development of new business pipeline, and actively  seeking networking opportunities
  • Mentoring and motivating your team, and identifying training needs where required
    Champion the agency values and brand
  • Developing senior press relationships and managing contacts with key commentators, industry  spokespeople and sector influencers
  • Offering crisis management and counsel to clients

Skills and Experience

  • Ten years agency or in-house experience (B2B, preferably in technology PR) in senior position
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Track record of success with business development, and experience of winning new clients and  pitching for business
  • Expertise at handling a range of media to place products, grow brands and pitch for new customers
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present complex industry information to a range of audiences
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and delegate
  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Keen networker, adept at building relationship with media, key influencers, commentators,  spokespeople and industry stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills with strong organisational and planning skills
  • A proactive, commercially minded, individual, with a passion for technology
  • A team player who’s happy to work with junior and senior members of the C8 team

Find out more about C8

C8 Consulting is a disruptive-tech PR agency, passionate about telling our clients’ stories locally, nationally and globally.

Continuously building unrivalled relationships with global media, journalists, analysts, key influencers, trade associations and legislative bodies, the C8 team create edgy, invaluable compelling campaigns that kick-start conversations, deliver complex messages to market, and make a difference to our clients bottom line.

C8 services include strategic PR and media relations; messaging, storyboarding and media training; content creation, campaign management and delivery; and measurement and evaluation.

C8 Consulting is the founder and key driver for the Thames Valley Business Barometer, a half-yearly survey, which it works on in conjunction with global accounting firm, BDO to measure economic confidence in the South East of England. Additionally, C8 Consulting actively raises funds for Byte Night – Byte Night is Action for Children’s national sleep-out event.

Follow us on Twitter @C8_Consulting and LinkedIn.

Contact C8 to apply

To apply for the position please send a covering letter and your C.V. to info@c8consulting.co.uk or call on +44 (0) 1189 49 7731 to talk to the team.

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