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UK Account Executive (Corporate PR)

  • Location
    (UK) and London
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Marketing, advertising and PR / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

Our vision is to inspire brands and people to impact the world. To create big ideas that make a significant contribution to the planet, society, and the bottom line. We believe in today’s world this is the best way for our clients to achieve sustainable growth.   

We achieve this by breaking down the barriers that restrict talent and ideas, we call this Borderless Creativity.        

Which is why our teams work fluidly across 5 capabilities: Advertising, Growth and Innovation, Experience, PR and I, and Health.   This allows us to not only operate but innovate at the intersection of capabilities and talent.  We believe impact and magic lies at this intersection.   Ogilvy scales this by seamlessly connecting and accessing the deep cultural expertise of 132 offices in 83 countries.   

  • Our mission: We inspire brands and people to impact the world
  • How we do it: We innovate and operate at the intersection of people and capabilities
  • What we do: Borderless creativity

About This Role

Business area: PR & Influence

Team: Corporate PR

Location: London

Contract type: Fixed-Term

Full Time/Part time: Full Time

Contract duration: 6 months

Reporting into: Account Director or Business Director

As an Executive at Ogilvy you are learning the core skills of managing and making that will form the basis of your future career. You will partner daily with account managers and account leaders to learn about the agency business (operational and delivery excellence, efficiency and speed to market) as well as the client’s business and competitor context and will take on responsibility on retainer accounts and smaller projects with the support of more experienced colleagues. As an Executive on the Corporate PR team, you will also be responsible for creating media materials, including drafting press releases and thought leadership content, as well as developing relationships with journalists in order to secure coverage for your clients, in both the national and trade press. You bring a can-do attitude combined with a strong desire to learn and grow and your passion for the work shines through. You exhibit strong potential to develop relationships with clients and colleagues based on mutual respect and partnership.  

A Bit About You

  • Building strong collaborative relationships with junior level clients 
  • Providing administrative support, including status reports, meeting scheduling, budget tracking, competitor reviews  
  • Creating written media materials eg. press releases, thought leadership articles, executive profiling pitches
  • Developing relationships with key media contacts at the national, broadcast, and trade press to deliver on client objectives
  • Attending weekly calls and maintaining constant contact with clients via email and phone to ensure all work is delivered on time, to a high standard
  • Working with and learning about the agency Capabilities – CE, PR, Advertising, Social and Influence, Consulting and B2B 
  • Beginning to ‘manage the making’ of communications assets and understand Ogilvy’s process and the overall production landscape 
  • Managing small projects and supporting more senior colleagues on larger projects  
  • Assisting with project management/workflow system data entry and reporting 
  • Basic analyses of client’s business results and competitive landscapes  
  • Working to anticipate upcoming needs and hurdles and providing ideas to mitigate 
  • Staying on top of your projects and their finance, including recognising scope change and knowing when to escalate 
  • Assisting with the onboarding of new team members 
  • Establishing and building relationships internally with other megabusinesses as well as with colleagues in Strategy, Programme Management, Creative, etc.  

At Ogilvy UK, we want to make sure that you’re set up to grow and develop in your role and enjoy some of the best times of your working career. Our learning and development team are on hand to provide training for you, to help you excel in every aspect of your role. So, if you think you may not have experience in some aspects of this position, don’t worry, and apply away. We’re here to help you grow and nurture your skills.

How We Help You Thrive

  • 25 days annual leave + 1 Volunteer Day
  • Bupa Healthcare
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental leave
  • We have a flexible working policy with core working hours (10am – 4pm) and have launched our 3.2 Hybrid Working model
  • A 1.5:1 matching pension structure
  • Wellbeing and Health: Up to £25.00 per month towards physical or online exercise class membership plus Dental cover, Unmind membership, LifeWorks tool and annual eye tests.
  • Learning and development budgets plus Enhanced and ongoing wellbeing incentives and activities throughout the year
  • Season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
  • Life Assurance x4 salary
  • Inclusion@Ogilvy: To foster an inclusive environment we have our internal groups: Ogilvy Rewired, Roots, Equals, Proud plus Parents and Carers. See here for more information

Dedicated to our people, we provide additional perks to help support your work life balance

If this sounds like the right role for you, we’d love to hear from you.

Our ambition is to attract the very best diverse talent to Ogilvy, and to be the employer of choice in the UK. We want everyone to feel welcome when they join us, and once they’re here, for them to want to stay with us, grow their career, and to feel they belong with us.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we’re committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming environment for anyone who wants to work at Ogilvy. We believe that for creativity to flourish, everything about how we work must have diversity at its core. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Ogilvy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

You bring a can-do attitude combined with a strong desire to learn and grow and your passion for the work shines through. You exhibit strong potential to develop relationships with clients and colleagues based on mutual respect and partnership.  


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