Job Vacancy – Public Relations – Account Manager

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April 22, 2021 | No Comments

Duma Works is recruiting a Public Relations professional for one of our clients in Nairobi. 

Terms of service: 1 year contract (renewable)

Start date: Immediately

Purpose of the job:

  • To help develop and execute strategic public relations strategies that accomplish clients’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • To effectively and appropriately execute and delegate on client accounts to ensure goals are accomplished.
  • To understand the client’s needs and grow the relationship through exceptional results.

Key responsibilities of the job:

  • Develop and finalize drafts of internal and external documents: pitches, news releases, talking points, fact sheets, bios, agendas, basic newsletter and website content, creative briefs
  • Work with the team and strategize to create and innovate on behalf of public relations plans for all clients
  • Provide strategic insight and expertise on holistic campaigns that speak to consumers and strategic needs that address client challenges and goals
  • Hold and use excellent relationships with media on the local, regional and national level, and across all mediums to deliver results on behalf of all clients
  • Boast a dynamic and close-knit freelance network of media
  • Participate in and conduct media training sessions and media interviews
  • Publicize the agency
  • Maintain an understanding of current and applicable news impacting industries related to the client and its clientele
  • Possess a futuristic mindset and understanding of where the industry is headed and brings new + innovative ideas to the agency
  • Ability to problem-solve, inspire, brainstorm, and remove obstacles and barriers for team and clients
  • Participate in weekly, monthly and annual status reviews with members of the public relations team
  • Participate in weekly practice area meetings to align public relations practice area, measure success, identify areas of concern and establish necessary solutions
  • Work with other team members to achieve KPIs for specific client accounts to ensure client satisfaction, growth and retention
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by aligning with the company culture and core values
  • Work with the Public Relations team to establish strategic public relations campaigns for new clients
  • Identify new business prospects
  • Research and monitor clients’ business and industry to grow knowledge base and identify upsell opportunities
  • Sustain and grow the client by delivering superior work and consistent results and regularly generating fresh ideas for clients
  • Maintain knowledge on a client’s budget and allotted hours to effectively manage and complete tasks at hand while maintaining profitability

Minimum qualifications:

  • At least 3 years in public relations, media relations background preferred
  • Prior agency experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, strategic communications, marketing and/or communications
  • Proven leadership in managing, guiding and successfully developing a team
  • Previous experience in client-facing interaction and management of strategic public relations, marketing or communications strategies

Personal traits and competences:            

  • Strong understanding of current media landscape and earned media strategies, plus established relationships with local regional and national media
  • Strong project management and budgeting skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as proofreading and editing skills
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Work in a faced-paced, deadline-driven work environment



To apply online click here



* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move forward with your application.

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