We are looking for a consumer Account Director (AD) who has strong consumer PR skills and experience. S/he should also have influencer relations experience, a good understanding of the changing media landscape – specifically in the lifestyle area – and is able to think strategically. Agency experience is a must.   This role reports directly to the Senior AD/Regional Manager. The candidate should have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in a PR agency or similar.      

  • Requirements:
  1. Experience with local and international lifestyle and consumer brands with an understanding of business trends in the industries to which he/she consults
  2. Understands integration and ability to work collaboratively with other internal/external business units to produce integrated campaigns
  3. Must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively at all levels
  4. Strong budgeting experience
  5. Solid understanding of consumer trends and marketing best practices
  6. Strategic thinker with creative abilities to develop innovative client strategies, PR plans and leading a team on execution. Will be responsible for overall development of strategies, PR collateral, and programs based on team input
  7. Excellent media and influencer relations and contacts in order to develop and guide media and influencer relation strategies
  8. Strong presentation skills
  9. Problem solver, thinker and doer
  10. Believes in, and able to, develop people
  11. Provides strong leadership in building effective, productive account teams
  12. Understands integration and ability to work collaboratively with other agencies
  13. Stakeholder management and engagement skills
  14. Project management and multi-tasking expertise
  15. Anticipates and develops solutions to client needs and problems
  16. Exceptional language and writing skills
Please email your CV to janineN@atmosphere.co.za

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