Head of PR

We’re looking for a multi-skilled Head of PR, ready to manage a team delivering a mix of PR, Digital PR and Influencer Marketing.

 

About Us

Founded in 1999, we’re an award winning communications agency based in Leeds.

We pride ourselves on offering our clients an integrated creative response, thinking not along departmental lines, but using all the skills and talent we have in-house to come up with the most creative and effective ways to answer briefs and build brands.

When it comes to our client and project portfolio, we’ve always specialised in not specialising. Our philosophy is that the wider the scope of the sectors we work on and in, the more we build our creative insight, knowledge, influence and understanding. Which is the major reason why the work we produce remains fresh, challenging and engaged, regardless of project, sector or client. 

Our current roster spans everything from beer, supermarket retail and logistics, to engineering software, broadband, entertainment advertising and major animation studios. It’s an eclectic list.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

As Head of PR, you’ll be responsible for leading the agency’s PR and Digital PR – everything from pitching and strategy, to crisis comms and national campaigns. You’ll also be a leader who can get the best out of your team, developing skills and encouraging collaboration across the agency’s full roster of skills and specialisms. Driving forward our Digital PR offering through innovative new ways of working will be a key part of your job.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

Team Management

  • Reviews and objectives
  • Training and development
  • Account structure and capacity
  • Billing and reporting
  • Tracking media spend and forecasting budgets

 

PR, Digital PR

  • Strategy
  • Pitching and new business
  • Day-to-day account oversight
  • Crisis comms
  • Proofing and final sign-off
  • Tools and tactics (e.g. Kantar, SEMrush, Google Analytics)
  • Training, upskilling and ensuring best practice
  • Influencer Marketing (alongside Head of Social and Paid)

 

The Candidate

You’ll be a proven Head of PR already, or an outstanding candidate with at least four years of experience looking for room to grow. 

We’re looking for a leader who can get the best out of their team – both through effective team management and by leading the way with skills that demonstrate best practice in PR, Digital PR and Influencer Marketing.

It’s a role for someone who thrives on collaboration, working with our creative studio and account management team, copy and brand strategy, web development and photography and videography departments on integrated projects that draw on all sorts of skills and experience.

But it’s also a role that requires a rock solid grounding in the day-to-day activity of PR, including the latest developments in Digital PR and SEO, and Influencer Marketing. You’ll work closely with an experienced Head of Social and Paid, whose team covers organic social and paid media, leading on PR strategy and winning the new business that gets your team engaged and excited.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Golden hour every month
  • Monthly incentives
  • Birthdays off
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Away day

 

Location

Leeds Office / Home

(We offer a flexi home / work scheme)

 

Hours:

Hours of work are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 5.00pm on a Friday.

 

What happens next:

Send your CV through to info@ilkagency.com or use the enquiry form below.

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