PR Account Executive – Sport & Lifestyle

Brandnation is looking for a PR Account Executive to join their dynamic sport and lifestyle division. An opportunity to work on some of the most disruptive and respected brands in the industry including Zwift, Nike Swim, Merrell, Football Index, Columbia and Saucony.

The successful candidate will have at least one year’s experience in PR and will be able to demonstrate delivering high-quality coverage for clients. Ideally the candidate will have developed an impressive list of media and influencer contacts in the sport and lifestyle industry across traditional, digital and social media.

Role requirements:

  • Ability to effectively pitch stories, press releases and features by phone, face-to-face meetings and email to national, regional and specialist journalists across print, broadcast, online and influencers
  • Strong media contacts across national, lifestyle and specialist media in the relevant sectors
  • Strong creative writing skills – writing quickly and creatively to draft engaging copy for press releases, media mailers and media pitches 
  • A solutions-focused and positive attitude with a hunger to develop and progress
  • Clear understanding of PR and influencer marketing and a desire to develop a career in this field
  • Time management – ability to work under pressure on multiple projects at one time whilst ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Strong organisational skills and an attention to detail

Role overview:

  • Day-to-day pitching on phone, email and in person to media – selling in news stories, features and product placement
  • Build a network of media and influencer contacts
  • Write press materials including press releases and media mailers
  • Daily monitoring of news agenda – flagging relevant opportunities and acting upon them
  • Monitoring and reporting on all client coverage
  • Follow all agency processes including sample management and updating press lists 
  • Support organisation of attend client events across the department
  • Participate in agency brainstorms to support generation of creative ideas for clients

Competitive salary with a great package of benefits

To apply, email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@brandnation.co.uk