We’re hiring!

PR Assistant jobs / Account Executive jobs available: 

Smoking Gun is on the hunt for tenacious, driven and passionate individuals to join the team: PR Assistant jobs and/ or Account Executive jobs available.

For the former, you don’t have to have any experience. We just want to hear from bright young things who can use their initiative and are willing to roll their sleeves up!

And for the latter, we are looking for someone with a minimum of 6-12 months fast-paced agency experience to work across a number of consumer sector clients from personal finance to parenting, healthcare to sport.

You need to be a capable and confident operator who has a good, but still developing understanding of the required basic media and communication skills and who is aware of the media tools available to create the required media coverage in all PR areas.

PR Assistant / Account Executive –Core skills required:

  • Creative thinker 
  • Good accurate writer, with minimal amends on spelling and grammar
  • A good understanding of the media and social channels
  • Ability to build relationships with media and influencers
  • Understanding of measurement tools and metrics, with the ability to compile accurate campaign reports for clients (as directed)
  • Confident presenter
  • Knowledge of PR for SEO

But what we really value is: 

We like real people – honest, hard working – a real team player. 

We love precision – you should be meticulous in your work, always thinking things through carefully and paying attention to the detail. 

We want someone who is hungry to learn – ‘every day is a school day’ we say, no matter your level. 

We like fearless folk – never afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Always offering up bold and creative ideas, with the ability to think differently, work differently and not afraid to challenge the status quo. 

But most importantly, you have to CARE. Care about the job, your clients, your team, care that you are delivering great work, on time and on budget. Only genuine candidates who take this level of personal responsibility for their work need apply!

PR Assistant job / Account Executive job – perks:

In return, you will receive a great package that includes:  34 days paid holiday (inc. bank hols and your birthday), a personal development training budget, a peer to peer bonus system, a mentoring system, bonuses, and a great office location in the city centre of Manchester. Plus flexible working. 

PR Assistant job / Account Executive job – how to apply:

Send your CV for the attention of Rick or Hayley via jobs(at)smokinggunpr.co.uk