• Account Manager - Technology

    Job ID
    Job Location
    South Africa-Johannesburg
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    WE Communications is one of the world’s largest independent integrated communications agencies. Our South African office – in the heart of Illovo – is one of 20 across the globe, and it’s expanding rapidly. We work across time zones and continents. Our clients are innovative and so is our work – and importantly, our employees come first.


    We are currently looking for an experienced Account Manager – who has a passion for technology and integrated comms – to join our award-winning Technology team and take on a key role within some of our biggest client brands. Current clients amongst the extended team include Microsoft, Vodacom, FlySafair and many more.


    Aside from providing insightful client counsel, having a deep understanding of the technology sector and a passion for media relations (pitching, newsjacking, story generation, content creation), you are required to have solid agency experience to date, and have mastered the ability to manage both up and down on teams. 


    This a great opportunity for an experienced AM to help us drive full integration across our client portfolio, allowing you to take over the management of a number of key technology clients.  You will also have a solid understanding of PR and digital, and how a PR agency integrates both into a cohesive working strategy.


    With an increasing number of our clients coming to us for integrated comms support, you will also need to have a good understanding of how best to combine both traditional and digital communications to deliver excellent integrated results.




    Team and client leadership:

    • Has strong and persuasive communication skills
    • Is a creative, flexible problem solver
    • Has desire to work as one team and share knowledge
    • Develops and creates strong teams


    Personal Management and Style:

    • Is committed to delivering and exceeding expectations
    • Shows patience and tenacity
    • Drives efficiency
    • Is flexible and responsive to evolving priorities
    • Is comfortable managing up, as well as down within the team
    • Works collaboratively as part of a diverse team




    Previous Proven Experience:

    • 4+ years within a PR/Comms agency
    • Experience of working across very technical clients, with the ability to seamlessly transition to more consumer-orientated clients
    • Experience of both B2B and B2C, across multiple sectors
    • Proven track record of delivering high-profile campaigns, both in South Africa and across Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Experience of leading account, account teams and campaigns


    Company Values & Competencies:

    • Courage –             Initiative and Resilience
    • Collaboration –     Partnership and Interpersonal Skills
    • Purpose –             Results Driven and Future Focused
    • Excellence –         Client Focus and Developing Self and Others
    • Imagination –       Ingenuity and Agility





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