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About Hill & Knowlton

Hill & Knowlton is the global strategic communications leader for transformation. We help brands, businesses and leaders build reputation, manage risk, and create breakthrough opportunities for growth. Founded in 1927, today’s Hill & Knowlton operates 70 offices in over 30 countries, providing advisory, public relations and creative solutions to local and global clients. Our global team offers integrated strategic services, grounded in deep sector expertise, and enabled by creativity and intelligence. Headquartered in New York, Hill & Knowlton is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

OUR TEAM

Entertainment is the newest formed sector in H&K and is growing fast. We already have some of the biggest and most exciting brands in entertainment as clients – from gaming to esports, music and cinema, to streaming platforms, VR, mobile and travel. We’re building a vibrant and diverse team, that delivers incredible work for amazing... brands at the forefront of the entertainment space. We’re recruiting for an Account Manager to join us, with experience in agency and a passion for communications in the entertainment space.

Clients we are working with include:
• Activision Blizzard – world’s biggest video game publisher, makers of Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, World of Warcraft, and more. Our work includes the UK execution of all major franchise launches, and management of local teams across EMEA
• Bose – leading audio technology brand; our work includes delivering UK comms for headphone and speaker launches, and supporting partnerships work to tell their ‘Sound is Power’ story
• Hurtigruten – cruise brand with over 130 years’ experience sailing the coast of Norway. The role of the UK press office includes issuing the latest news from the company, securing media for press trips and generating creative ideas to drive cut through in media

THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Own the mid-level client relationship and support the Account Director to ensure the client is kept fully up to date with activity on the account, adding value and managing client expectations
• Become an integral part of the account planning process, contributing to the development and implementation of client projects
• Passionate storyteller, with a proven ability to develop media strategies and influencer plans, build compelling content ideas for clients, and identify news-hijacking and proactive storytelling opportunities
• Driving force of campaign delivery, creating timelines and ensuring that the client, partners and the internal team are aware of key milestones and delivery dates
• Demonstrates expert knowledge in all thing’s social media, and stays up-to-date with social and cultural trends
• Ability to lead on post project wrap-ups, converting campaign results into an actionable and insightful report which shows the true value of the campaign
• Excellent understanding of the media landscape, including new media channels and social-first publishers

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
• Driven and self-motivated – has experience in managing members of a team, and maintaining momentum behind work
• Confident problem solver, especially in a fast-paced environment
• Super organised with a keen attention to detail and focus on continuously improving client service and results
• Team player, able to work within large teams, manage junior team members and report into senior members
• Strong and convincing presentation skills
• Passionate about the world of entertainment
• Passion for creativity, ideas, new and different approaches
• Strong media and influencer relationships in consumer segments

KEY H&K BENEFITS
• 25 days & (3 days at Christmas) annual leave
• Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
• SMART pension scheme
• WPP employee discount scheme
• Group life assurance scheme
• Enhanced maternity & paternity scheme
• Vouchers & extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries
• Our dedicated interactive training academy - ‘The Hub’
• Cycle to work scheme
• Wellness programmes
• Weekly social events
• 2 x volunteer days per year
• Additional wellness days off for active commuting

OUR LONDON OFFICE

H&K employs over 300 people in the UK, and our stunning Southwark offices run over two floors as part of the larger WPP Campus, Rose Court. We have access to a beautiful roof terrace with panoramic views across London and a bar/restaurant area, which is a great spot for client meetings and socialising with the wider agency and other WPP OpCo’s.

DE&I

We pride ourselves on creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone belongs. As a company and as co-workers, we are building a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential. We are an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We believe diversity is strength. Our Commitment at Hill & Knowlton is to combine our employees unique backgrounds, perspective, and experiences to build a more diverse and inclusive organisation that represents all of us and the businesses we work with. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and will consider all applicants regardless of age, gender identity ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, family or parental status, neurodiversity, and disability status. We are also happy to provide reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process. Please refer to our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recruitment Charter to understand more about H&K’s commitments here.

H&K is Disability Confident Committed and a Dyslexia SMART organisation. If you require any adjustments to the application or interview process with us, please don’t hesitate to email recruitment@hillandknowlton.com

For more information on H&K: https://hillandknowlton.com/

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