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Account Manager: PR

We're looking for new PR Account Managers at all levels (from Junior to Senior).

We’re looking for Public Relations Account Managers to join our growing PR team and award-winning marketing agency in Histon, Cambridge, UK.

As a member of a bustling, progressive marketing agency you will have access to a broad array of expertise to further build your science communications and PR skill set. A background in science (either BSc, MSc or PhD) would be preferable, but a passion for marketing and communications is essential. 

This full-time role is perfect for someone looking to take the next step in their life within an agency, with a particular interest in commercial story-telling and public relations. Ideally, you would:

  • Have at least 2 years of experience working in a PR or marketing agency (those with 2+ years of experience will be suitable for a Junior Account Manager Role, while those with 4+ years would be a good fit for a Senior Account Manager role).
  • Have a life science degree (BSc) e.g. biology, biotechnology, chemistry etc. (preferred but not essential) 
  • Have exceptional organisational and time-management skills
  • Have exceptional written and spoken English
  • Be comfortable conducting daily email and phone communications with clients
  • Have a strong eye for detail
  • Be a self-starter and strong problem solver
  • Be a confident team player
  • Have an interest in developing the skills required to become a public relations consultant in the life science sector

What you will do

You will work across a number of different executional activities, whilst learning how to build strategic communications programmes and comprehensive PR plans that cover everything from thought leadership content to new product launch initiatives. Tasks will include:

  • PR planning and strategy development, including media planning
  • Press release writing
  • Brainstorming, briefing and managing writing and other PR projects
  • Story pitching and managing editorial placements
  • Interview set up and management
  • Press conference outreach and set up
  • Social media planning, research, and execution
  • Day-to-day client liaison and relationship management
  • Project management
  • Tracking programme metrics and reporting

Why choose a role in life science public relations?

PR is an essential tool that helps companies build, connect, and engage with key audiences to change perceptions, generate demand for their products and drive commercial success. Every time you read a story in the press, see a speaker at a conference or on TV, or read a blog from a key influencer in your industry, there is a likely a PR expert behind them, supporting them with creative story ideas and finding innovative ways to get these stories out into the wider world.

By embarking on a career as a life science PR professional, you’ll be developing a valuable and highly translatable skill set that covers elements such as writing, story pitching, infographic development, media management and more. After all, a great story is only a great story if people can find it and engage with it. As a Senior Account Executive or Junior Account Manager at BioStrata, you’ll learn directly from industry-leading PR specialists about how we find ways to deliver compelling stories to key audiences, ensuring our clients are always a part of the ‘buzz topics’ currently lighting up our industry.

Location: Cambridge, UK (remote options also available, with periodic attendance in the office required)

Salary: Dependent on previous experience

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2021

 

Want to learn more about what it is like to work at BioStrata before you apply? Then check out our updated careers page, which includes info on our mission, values, company benefits and more.