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Account Manager job, Cape Town

Audience tracking tool for African radio, initial results from Ghana
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Compensation: Negotiable
Benefits: Contribute to medical assistance and pension
Location: Cape town
Distance working: Some remote work allowed
Job Level: middle / large
Type: permanent
Reference: # Mid-Snar AM_Crystal
company: Eclipse contacts

Job title

We are looking for an ambitious and eager PR Account Manager to join our communications agency, with an opportunity to work on global and local accounts. Should be able to manage clients with a degree of independence, have strong media relationships and have a good knowledge and understanding of the media and influencer landscape.

The ideal candidate is creative, can take the lead and be an all-around resourceful who will take full ownership of his work, and deliver the work at the highest level.


  • He independently handles many small accounts, and performs a lot of day-to-day work.
  • It is the primary contact of the customer on a daily basis and earns him the respect, trust and confidence of the customer.
  • Develops, manages and executes PR plans, projects, campaigns and events with ease and success.
  • Coordinates and supervises employees and external suppliers who provide services.

Media Relations

  • He has a thorough knowledge of the media and the influencer landscape. Understands how the media works and knows how to deal appropriately with journalists and influencers.
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships with journalists.
  • Keeps abreast of digital/social/web media trends and can identify opportunities for clients.
  • Identifies media trends and topics and is able to take advantage of them for the client’s benefit.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key digital media influencers; As well as celebrities where possible.
  • Prepares own media listings or reviews those drafted by AE or AA.

Content creation:

  • Creates or manages the creation process (via clear, chronological written summaries, including key messages, deadlines, audience, and supporting information) for copy, innovative texts, press releases, articles, etc.
  • Proactive in providing creative ideas and angles for online articles/press releases/content.

Planning and Reporting:

  • Formulate and manage important schedules as part of communications plans.
  • Capable of accurately briefing service providers and managing important schedules.
  • Manages the compilation of feedback reports before they are sent to AD for signature.
  • Develops accurate project budgets and effectively monitors them.
  • Provides daily reports to AD regarding account status, administrative issues and any problem areas.


  • Supports the Account Manager (AD) by formulating well-organised, detailed, creative and well-thought-out PR plans.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Works across multiple accounts and is able to effectively prioritize and manage projects and team members.
  • Managing time for yourself and others.
  • Set priorities, timelines, and goals for yourself and others.
  • Manages time for optimum productivity and maximum billing potential.

Pay attention to details:

  • Checks accuracy and consistency in all tasks for self and others.

solving problems:

  • A logical and clear approach to problem solving. Ensures implementation of corrective actions.

Communication (verbal and written):

  • Expresses ideas effectively and explains plans and actions to others.
  • Checks for understanding when talking to others.
  • Plans presentations logically using visual aids.
  • Possesses or uses strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.


  • Apply expertise and specialized knowledge to accomplish the job.
  • Brings ideas to the table for discussion with the management team.
  • Transfers knowledge and skills to emerging team members.

Posted on Dec 23 09:00, closing date Feb 21

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