A PROGRAM EXECUTIVE holds a junior-level position involving administrative and consulting support responsibilities. He/she is expected to have a basic understanding of the principles and practices of public relations and will support tactical implementation on behalf of AXON’s clients,  working under the supervision of senior staff.

REQUIREMENTS

  • College or university degree in a relevant area (communications, pharmacy, science)
  • Junior-level writing skills (as assessed at interview using AXON’s writing tests)
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

RESPONSIBILITIES

Business Development

  • Assist new business development by doing research, collecting information, creating competitor profiles, etc.

Consulting Process

  • Conduct research to support client mandates
  • Compile and manage databases and lists
  • Attend meetings/teleconferences as part of the consulting team and prepare meeting notes
  • Handle simple client inquiries
  • Participate in initial preparation for events
  • Follow clear briefs
  • Develop simple briefs and timelines
  • Write simple documents for editing by senior staff
  • Apply AXON and client style guides accurately to own work
  • Supervised involvement in media relations
  • Prepare media reports and lists
  • Manage supplier relationships for client
  • Demonstrate interest for media/stakeholder relations
  • Take ownership of small projects
  • Support company initiatives through active participation in staff meetings and other functions

Team Management

  • Provide support to team members and accounts within their practice group and to colleagues in general when required
  • Handle ongoing administrative duties, including preparing documents and presentations, faxing, filing and photocopying
  • Arrange and co-ordinate meetings and handle associated logistics
  • Keep senior team members informed of work in progress
  • Keep senior team members organised and aware of important deadlines
  • Participate in buddy system

General and Financial

  • Provide support to budget development and management
  • Adhere to budgets
  • Accurately and clearly track supplier costs
  • Ensure that assigned responsibilities are completed efficiently, effectively, with a high degree of attention to detail, on time and on budget
  • Participate on internal committees and in planning of company initiatives
  • Collaborate with other practice groups as required
  • Proactively meet billing targets and seek out work
  • Accurate completion of time sheets on a weekly basis
  • Be accountable for individual learning about the business, the industry and specific specialty skills

HR Management

  • Demonstrate responsibility for own individual development and expand knowledge through direct experience, internal development and training courses, as necessary
  • Adhere to high standards of service excellence for AXON and the client

SKILLS

  • Junior writing skills with demonstrated potential for more advanced work
  • Ability to create and manage databases
  • Strong demonstrable computing skills with all the main programs used by AXON

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Exemplifies the NATIONAL and AXON values and behaviors
  • Energetic and hardworking
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Team player; willing to share information and ideas
  • Attention to detail and basic quality-control skills
  • Professional and mature attitude and demeanor
  • Works with a sense of urgency and able to work under reasonable pressure
  • Adaptable to different client situations and cultures

Does this speak to your interests or expertise? At AXON, we are always keen to hear from passionate individuals who might fit into our collaborative and creative team. If you are interested in applying, please send us a copy of your latest CV and a covering letter to [email protected]   

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.