Account Executive

The Early Careers Company

About the Company

This organisation is one of the largest and most established communications and PR businesses in the UK, with a focus on Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. This position will be based in York (with flexible working in place) and focused on communications campaigns around infrastructure & the built environment. The Account Executive is the first rung on the career ladder, that takes you to Account Manager, Account Director and beyond.

Main responsibilities...

  • Support the Account Manager effectively; anticipate what needs doing next, and use initiative to contribute ideas to drive accounts forward
  • Research and draft communications materials, including press releases, newsletters, feature material, stakeholder audits, amongst other things, under supervision
  • Deal with client requests by telephone and manage community hotlines for projects, responding to calls and requests; ensuring they are always manned and monitored
  • Sell in and negotiate features and interviews; press briefings and meet journalists (accompanied) and carry out the evaluation of coverage
  • To understand local government and national government structure and decision making plus policy context for our sectors and to keep abreast of those developments throughout.

Role Requirements...

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Be self motivated and tenacious
  • Understand the basic principles of PR and its role within business
  • Have a sharp eye for detail and accuracy, and an interest in the way in which the world around you works
  • Be committed to the business and your role in its success
  • Have good time management and organisation skills
  • Be a team-player and enjoy contributing ideas to keep campaigns creative
  • Full UK Drivers Licence (Preferable)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee Ownership and bonuses
  • Hybrid working model
  • Summer and Christmas socials
  • 25 days holiday allowance + bank holidays.
  • Employee assistance programme including medical, mental health, and financial support.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Clear progression, training, development & career planning.
  • Fantastic, friendly, close-knit team.

If this is role that you feel suits your capabilities and interests you, apply here through The Early Careers Company and we'll arrange a call to discuss further!

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