Automotive Technology PR Account Manager

We seek a highly-capable and confident PR practitioner to take up a central role as one of our lead account managers, handling a portfolio of automotive tech accounts.

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The role
We’re based in the fizzing, bubbling cauldron of autotech innovation in Oxford. As an established company, we’ve made a name for ourselves as a go-to consultancy for scaling companies wanting to be known, as well as established businesses wanting to reposition themselves in an ever-competitive marketplace.

Our clients are endlessly fascinating, helping to electrify the auto industry, power it with hydrogen tech or harness AI to power new, exponential ways of doing things.

We are looking for a new recruit that is excited about trailblazing these frankly amazing companies. But you’ll also need some old-school skill sets including competence and enthusiasm to pitch media, knowing how to find a story amid piles of complicated tech, and highly capable writing and editorial skills – from drafting press releases and long-form white papers to storyboarding a social video.

You might be a more experienced AE looking to take a step up, or an AM that wants to broaden their skill set. As well as delivery of a five-star service to our clients, you’ll have the chance to influence our future growth – whether business management, client growth, talent and team leadership or helping to evangelise about the agency’s capabilities.

The responsibilities
You’ll be a doer that’s smart and motivated in equal measure. You’ll also be happy to roll your sleeves up and get stuck into a little bit of everything – a comms all-rounder.

Passion for all things automotive and technology and its capacity to solve stubborn problems would form part of the match criteria for us – and for that reason, you’re most likely highly enquiring and have a sense of the world beyond. Equally, you will have some unhealthy obsession with some part of the media landscape – rolling news junkies, staunch defenders of the BBC charter or social media obsessives are welcome in equal measure.

You’ll have first-hand agency experience and bring with you knowledge of the autotech space – ideally the commercial rather than consumer markets – and a strong contact book of autotech media. You’ll be able to write persuasively and be happy pitching journalists.

It’s our game plan that this new AM will build a team in time, so aspiration to lead would be no bad thing.

Supplied Mac hardware
Company pension scheme
25 days of paid holiday per year
Three salary sacrifice schemes including tech and cycle
New business incentives
Hybrid working
Salary dependant on experience £30,000-£40,000

About GroupWhistle
GroupWhistle is a full-service digital communications consultancy specialising in the automotive tech and motorsport sectors. We bridge and build the relationship between new and developing technologies, often debuted in world-class sport, and facilitate their future roll-out commercially.

We’re a digitally-powered and creatively-inspired agency that provides press, social media, internal comms and investor relations to a wide variety of clients developing transformative next-gen technologies.