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We’re hiring! B2B Account Director role

80:20 Communications - 8th September 2014

B2B Account Director
Public Relations
Aviation, Travel & Transport
Guildford, Surrey
£38,000 – £45,000 p.a.

Do you want to join a dynamic, high-calibre PR firm rapidly making a name for itself? Do you want to work on some of the biggest client names in aviation, travel and transport? Do you want to help lead a skilled team and make a real impact in your career?

80:20 Communications ( is an exciting, specialist PR consultancy that is stealing the lunch money of bigger agencies. Known for our business-to-business PR expertise, we also have a growing consumer PR capability. Our talented team members have blue-chip backgrounds from PR and business journalism, and we are now looking for our next recruit.

We have a rare opportunity for an outstanding and ambitious B2B PR professional to head up several of our most prestigious client accounts in sectors including aircraft engine manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing and business aviation services.

In this demanding role, you will advise clients on communications strategies and be responsible for developing and directing international PR programmes. You will supervise the work of junior consultants and demonstrate a hands-on style, leading by example in managing client and media relationships. You will be closely involved in new business activities, supporting our growth targets. Reporting to and working closely with the founder/managing director, you will be in a position to make a significant impact on our work and success.

You will have substantial agency-side B2B PR experience and be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of career achievement. Experience of the aviation, travel or transport sectors, or of comparable B2B industries, is desirable.

You must be an exceptionally strong and precise writer, with the ability to quickly master and clarify complex topics. You must demonstrate an excellent understanding of trade and national media and how to angle and deliver news stories effectively. You will also possess top-flight organisational skills, experience of managing senior client relationships and of developing junior staff members.

Other key requirements are:
• High academic attainment at A level and university
• Excellent English grammar, punctuation and spelling
• The self-confidence and presence to advise clients at CEO level
• A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
• Professional pride and attention to detail
• Flexibility and a sense of humour

You will be rewarded with a challenging role in a friendly, supportive team that works hard but understands the importance of work/life balance. You will experience the pleasure and excitement of working in an agency rapidly making a name for itself. You will get to make a difference in your job and benefit financially from our continued growth.

If you think you have what it takes, please send your CV and a covering email explaining your interest to Lizzie O’Connor at

No agencies please.