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Account Executive/Consultant

Remuneration:negotiable cost-to-company 
Benefits:Market and experience related package.
Location:Johannesburg, Parktown
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:BCW Africa

Job description

Who is BCW?

BCW Africa is one of the world’s largest full-service global communications agencies and is focused on helping clients to move people – to inspire, engage and lead people to act and to change. BCW is PRovoke Media’s 2020 Global Agency of the Year and EMEA Agency of the Year 2021. 

The award winning BCW Africa team in Johannesburg is made up of people from a diverse range of communications backgrounds partnering with clients from different sectors including financial services, fintech, FMCG, entertainment, technology, healthcare and education.

Would you like to move people too?

We’re looking for an account executive/consultant with 3-5 years’ experience in integrated communication, particularly with financial, healthcare and technology sector experience. Other areas of expertise will be an advantage.

As an account executive, you will be responsible for project managing projects and other key outputs under the guidance of other team members, as well as playing an active role in the broader smooth running of accounts.

You will have a willingness and ability to manage suppliers, maintain project client contact, lead environmental monitoring for your account teams, and be a key relationship holder with media contacts.

In addition, you will play a vital role in agency operation, proactively working to effectively support all aspects of BCW’s systems and processes.


  • Activity planning and client service- Regular referral to client PR Plans ensure a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business and communication challenge(s) and the creative strategies and tactics required to deliver against specific objectives.
  • Media management- Proactive, results-driven management of on and off-line media ensure coverage opportunities are capitalised upon and results presented back to the client.  
  • Media Relationships & Pitching to Audiences- Relationships with key journalists representing client market sectors are established and maintained to maximise opportunities for client coverage.
  • Client Relationships- Solid relationships are established with primary members of the client team by understanding their needs and implanting solutions.
  • Copywriting- Proficiency in the primary forms of PR copywriting including press releases, case studies, articles and letter writing is regularly demonstrated for both B2B and Consumer audiences.
  • Digital Media- Demonstrate a strong understanding of the digital media landscape. Utilise digital media tools for superior client service.
  • Reporting- Timely, quality-driven client reporting and information sharing is continually achieved.
  • Knowledge Building- A current and comprehensive understanding of the media, current affairs, client organisations, their market sectors and the agency business proposition is maintained.
  • Administration & Information Management- Client and company administration is efficiently managed, new business pitches are fully supported and account information is stored in current, logical and accessible systems enabling ease and speed of access by all team members.
  • Account Profitability- Account profitability is maintained through appropriate personal service levels, time analysis and direct cost recovery.
  • Team Player- A can-do attitude, flexibility and willingness to contribute are consistently demonstrated.

 We’re looking for the brilliant, the unconventional and the relentless. If that’s you, we may have something to talk about.

Company Description

BCW Africa, a leading African communications agency, is on the hunt for an account executive /consultant to join our award-winning team in Johannesburg.

Everything we do at BCW is about moving people – to inspire, engage and lead people to act and to change. Would you like to move people too?

If you are a dynamic and driven person with 3-5 years’ experience in integrated communication, experience in finance, healthcare and technology sectors we would like to hear from you. Other areas of expertise will be an advantage.

Posted on 07 Sep 15:37, Closing date 6 Nov

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