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PR Executive, Amsterdam Office

To apply for this role please email: amsterdam@mcsaatchi.com

We are looking for an outstanding PR Executive to join our new team in Amsterdam to drive the creative press office of Reebok in the Benelux region, support the team across multiple clients and grow as a core member of an expanding team.

The ideal candidate will have 1 – 2 years experience in the market, a great understanding of the fitness and lifestyle category across Benelux and a passion to develop their skills across a number of areas. They must have a thorough knowledge of the editorial agenda, social and influencer landscape in Benelux and be able to suggest the hottest up and coming names and have their finger on the pulse culturally in Benelux. Due to this fluent Dutch language skills are a must for this role.

Your Role

As an Account Executive, you’ll be an integral member of the team, you will contribute to the smooth running of varied accounts. From product launches to press office, from immersive experiences to photo shoots, you will help to deliver the best in class work we are renowned for while gaining invaluable firsthand experience.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that the foundations of the account are run effectively, providing first class administrative support
  • Running press office and influencer activity competently and driving coverage
  • Leading seeding initiatives
  • Involvement in and contribution to creative and strategic discussions

Approach:

  • Be a highly dedicated and passionate member of the team with a keenness to learn – initiative and proactivity are key
  • Having a thorough knowledge of the client and their product (being a product guru)
  • Proactively supporting more senior members of the team and having a sense of responsibility and accountability for your work

Administrative work:

  • Take ownership of essential administrative tasks and deliver them to a high standard
  • Take initiative with managing the day-to-day team administration (e.g. status docs printed before calls, all docs from clients saved on the system, meeting rooms booked etc.)
  • Take responsibility for managing regular account tasks (e.g. reporting, coverage documents, status reports, ensuring folders are kept well organised etc.)

Media:

  • A thorough understanding of the media landscape and a broad knowledge of media titles including knowing contacts by name and keeping abreast of client relevant target features
  • Build relationships with key media and keeping an extensive contacts book – you are encouraged to meet with media for breakfast / lunch / coffee
  • Take pride in reporting and presenting media coverage
  • Drive editorial coverage and opportunities
  • Continually monitor media for all client coverage, competitor activity and articles of interest

Social and digital:

  • Develop a strong awareness of and interest in social and digital media, immersing yourself in the digital landscape
  • Have a deep knowledge of social media influencers

Creativity and industry insight:

  • Offer ideas and contribute to brainstorms – show interest and proactivity
  • Keep your team updated with any brand activity, creative executions, media news and related industry topics

Campaign execution:

  • Support the team by undertaking essential everyday tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience in producing essential event and campaign documents alongside your AM’s
  • Approach practical tasks with a ‘make it happen’ attitude and explore all routes to deliver requests from your team

Client services:

  • Show genuine interest in your clients’ business
  • Respond promptly to client requests. Keep the client informed if there is going to be a delay
  • Flag anything that may be of interest to your clients – competitor activity, news relating to brand ambassadors, media insights etc.

To apply for this role please email: amsterdam@mcsaatchi.com