Vacancies

INTERNATIONAL URBAN CONTENT AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

 

£45,000 – £55,000 per annum + healthcare + pension 

Summary

ING, the leading communications agency for the built environment, seeks an urban content expert and communications specialist to join its team.

 

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to translate a wide range of complex and specialist language into simple and engaging narratives.
  • Capacity to clearly communicate the ‘big picture’ while incorporating detailed knowledge when appropriate.
  • Analytical skills, strategically connecting the myriad expertise that makes our cities more liveable and enjoyable.

 

Experience

  • 10 years or more experience in journalism/communication, including editorial responsibility.
  • Track record of successfully delivering major built environment communication projects.
  • Project management/coordination of multidisciplinary teams focused on developing and delivering content outputs.
  • Ability to deliver content in a flexible range of formats, including in print, digital and television.
  • Conceiving of communication projects that drive change.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with city and national urban leaders.
  • Negotiating and building trust with key contacts/clients to unlock the full value of their areas of expertise.
  • Experience delivering projects in multiple locations across the world.
  • Experience working for a university with a focus on urban-based research is advantageous.

 

Knowledge

  • Providing urban thought leadership internally and externally.
  • Expert knowledge of the global context in which cities are positioned, and able to contextualise cities within national, regional and global settings.
  • Educated to postgraduate level, ideally in journalism and the built environment.
  • Thorough understanding of the major trends shaping contemporary cities.

 

Personal attributes

  • Ability to deliver independently and within a team.
  • A strong desire to help people see and imagine their cities differently with the capacity to communicate and encourage new visions.
  • Interested in activating change in the built environment.
  • Willingness to journey with clients, developing strong relationships over several years.
  • Attention to detail.

 

In addition to a competitive salary, the position comes with the following benefits:

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 25 after 12 months service
  • private healthcare
  • company pension scheme
  • discretionary additional Christmas leave
  • access to travel and rental deposit loan schemes
  • cycle to Work scheme

To apply for this position, please submit a covering letter and CV to Joanna Heksel Joanna@ing-media.com.

ING is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

 

International Account Director

£45,000 – £50,000 per annum + healthcare + pension 

Based in Shoreditch, London, ING is one of the UK’s most exciting PR companies working at the nexus between contemporary architecture, property, development, design and the built environment. We are proud to represent a broad range of international clients comprising some of the most respected names in their respective fields.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and confident account director to join our expanding team, and represent a range of design, architecture and luxury property clients.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to not only devise but implement and lead successful, strategic communications campaigns for UK and international audiences. At this level, we are looking for someone who has excellent contacts across property, business, design, luxury and lifestyle media.

You will advise leading international designers and high-end residential and mixed-use developers on all forms of communications, ranging from traditional, social and digital media engagement to event management and networking.

Key responsibilities

As an account director you will play a pivotal role within the agency:

  • you will be responsible for leading some of the agency’s accounts
  • developing and implementing communications strategies, building and managing relationships with clients and key contacts and creatively building on campaign plans at a tactical level
  • work across UK and International clients
  • in addition to the management of current clients, you will also be expected to identify and develop new business opportunities, at all times representing and promoting ING values and brand in a professional manner
  • as an account director, you will manage client teams of PR professionals including account managers and account executives, monitoring and reviewing performance and supporting professional development

Personal attributes

The successful candidate will:

  • be driven, ambitious and possess a proactive, professional approach to agency life
  • demonstrate a strong interest and knowledge in luxury, high-end design, property, architecture and the built environment
  • be confident in managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • have a proven track record of developing new business
  • possess a strong network of industry and senior media contacts

In addition to a competitive salary, the position comes with the following benefits:

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 25 after 12 months service
  • private healthcare
  • company pension scheme
  • discretionary additional Christmas leave
  • access to travel and rental deposit loan schemes
  • cycle to Work scheme

To apply for this position, please submit a covering letter and CV to Joanna Heksel Joanna@ing-media.com.

ING is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.