Account Director, Communications

London (Greater) (GB)
30 Jun 2022
30 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us: 

RAVEN is a talent-first brand-building agency, working across the Fashion, Beauty, Arts and Entertainment industries. We service brands, the media, and our industry collaborators with unique cultural insight, passion, and audience-first thinking. Our dynamic, hyper-connected team are forthright, funny, and completely obsessed with contemporary culture. Our work, our roster, and our own agency identity are underscored by vibrancy, energy, world-class storytelling, and real cultural clout. We work with pioneers: brands and businesses who are, in their own ways, redefining the industry landscape.

Our ‘heartland’ - the central disciplines at our agency - are Communications and Talent Marketing, and the RAVEN team is structured into two distinct work-streams, closely collaborating to deliver clear visions for our brands. Whilst we pride ourselves in excelling at the traditional media relations and talent strategy, our true uniqueness as an agency lies within our ‘beyond comms’ capabilities - from Creative Direction to Digital Strategy, we bring fully-functioning, creative mar-comms solutions to our partners. 

RAVEN is part of the Miroma Group - a collective of agencies spearheading a new-age communications model, operating in 35 markets. Clients across Miroma’s portfolio include Spotify, Amazon, The Walt Disney Company, eBay, Facebook, and many, many more.

About the Role:

We’re looking for a passionate, experienced and creative Account Director to join our growing team and support in leading our Communications division - working across a varied selection of fashion and beauty clients, ranging from the industry’s most talked-about upcoming designers to a number of the biggest luxury retailers, beauty entities and sportswear brands in the world. We’re looking for someone who demonstrably understands what our agency ‘means’, and is passionate about acting as a visible ambassador for Raven and for our clients.

Working within our Communications team, you’ll have a dedicated roster of clients but will also be exposed to, and gain experience across, the dynamic work our Talent Marketing team deliver around events, celebrity strategy, experiential gifting and all things ‘people.’. We’re looking for someone hungry, knowledgeable and connected; someone tangibly excited to deliver incredible work. 

Raven is pleased to offer a flexible working blend, the team comes together in our Central London office to collaborate as needed (with all safety considerations, of course), as well as giving individuals the time to work from home. We also offer a comprehensive set of benefits including income protection, life assurance and private medical options.

Principle duties: 

  • Vibrant leadership of communication strategies for a dedicated roster of clients: retailers, beauty brands, independent designers and sportswear labels, as well as a year-round programme of special projects
  • Working alongside the wider Raven team to maximise any, and all, opportunities to generate stand-out coverage and expertly service the editorial community
  • Inspiring, nurturing team management
  • Contribution to agency new business - demonstrating an understanding of a Communications pipeline and participation in commercial conversations around department growth
  • Forming and maintaining of meaningful, genuine industry relationships with contacts both traditional and ‘outside the box’ - and leveraging your network in meaningful ways to benefit the agency
  • Adopting a true partnership mindset, and taking impeccable care of our partners and wider community 
  • Playing a pivotal role in Raven’s events processes and fashion week happenings (both virtual and physical). Within the ever-changing landscape of digital eventing and collection releases: you’ll work as a key organisational leader as our clients execute projects in the virtual space. This means impeccable timeline management and constant idea contribution to new, innovative ways of working  
  • About You: 

  • A distinct sensibility in dealings with clients and industry: we conduct our business with a convincing, carefully-struck balance of formality and ease; a distinctly ‘Raven’ flair!
  • Impressive written communication skills, from emails through to press releases and proposals - the way in which we write is our currency
  • Innate understanding of the media agenda, and the ability to utilise that understanding to drive results
  • A team player with a positive, flexible, can-do attitude and good sense of humour - we thrive on being a team who can collaborate and work together even at the busiest of times
  • Visible passion for forging relationships amongst your industry peer group, and for consistently bringing opportunities to the agency and to our clients 
  • Constant contribution to idea generation: bringing your inevitable natural ability as a digital native to the table across daily agency discussions and ultimately, bringing new digitally-driven ideas to our clients 
  • Immaculate attention to detail; Proven experience in prioritising tasks and maintaining workloads
  • Good analytical skills; comfortable using Excel, Word & Powerpoint; Keynote; Google Drive and all its features 
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment - as well as intuitive understanding of when and where to create space for pause, and creative thought 
  • Passionate interest in culture - not only contemporary and luxury fashion, but also art, design, music, entertainment, and societal commentary 
  • Raven welcomes and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds

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