We deliver results. It’s what we’re trusted to do for our clients. And we are always on the lookout for people with the same mindset as ours to join our team and uphold our values of quality, commerciality, integrity and teamwork in everything they do. As an employee-owned business, not only do you have an active role in the future of the agency but you will also financially benefit from the success of our business.

So, if you’re ambitious, committed and enthusiastic; embarking on your PR journey or keen to take the next step in your career; looking for an agency that dares to do things differently…
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Work with experts

Find your niche with us — whether that’s in managing clients or honing a specialist skill within our media, content, digital and creative practices. We offer a fast-paced environment with a supportive and inclusive culture and a firm focus on career progression and development. And we’re committed to individual, company and client success.

OUR VALUES

Quality

Quality

We recruit it. We consistently deliver it. We reward it. Clients receive it.

Commerciality

Commerciality

We prove it. We are focused on it. Everyone understands and demonstrates it.

Integrity

Integrity

We’re open. We’re honest. We’re trusted consultants. We challenge. We ensure equality. It’s two-way.

Teamwork

Teamwork

We lead by example. We have common goals. We support one another. Everyone contributes.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Senior Account Director

We are looking for a Senior Account Director to join our growing, employee-owned business. You’ll play a key role in driving the development of compelling campaigns for clients, providing strategic consultancy, boosting client engagement, and taking full responsibility for a team of specialists.

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Key Responsibilities

Client Management, Retention & Satisfaction

– Responsible for creating and maintaining PR, content, digital and social media plans and campaigns with demonstrable results for all accounts within their stream
– Engage in and ensures a strategic relationship with the client, providing insight and partnership across all aspects of the PR, content, digital and social spectrum
– Responsible for ensuring excellent client communication at all levels
– Collaborate with Account Manager to agree KPIs, deadlines and service agreements
– Work with CCO to develop existing accounts by identifying and securing upsell opportunities, and managing and negotiating client renewal
– Act as internal lead for the on-boarding process for key accounts, ensuring that the team are fully briefed on the campaign targets, objectives and strategy
– Ensure retention and satisfaction of all client accounts within the team, flagging major issues and recommended course of action to CCO
– Attend all monthly, quarterly and annual meetings, plus weekly calls for key accounts ensuring that the Account Manager, JAE and specialist streams where necessary are fully briefed and that     follow-up materials are accurate and sent
– Together with specialist teams create ideas, campaigns and flag opportunities

 

Senior Resource Management

– Liaise with Practice Leads on a monthly basis to provide a rolling three-month overview and monthly detailed view of resource requirements
– Collaborate with Practice Leads on weekly basis for status check and real-time changes to planned workloads and deliverables.
– Be responsible for maintaining an accurate view of all revenue to ensure accurate forecasting, avoid over-service and undertake effective planning and negotiation with clients

Internal Direction and People Management

– Provides detailed reports to Board when required and provides monthly presentation in Management meetings
– Working with the Head of Business Development and CCO, support and contribute to major pitches and new business projects
– Take on line management responsibility including leadership, guidance, mentoring and direction to Account Managers
– With the CCO, be responsible for Account Manager and Junior Account Executive remuneration levels in line with budgets and the Whiteoaks pay structure and ensure that your team reap rewards when they consistently surpass the high standards expected by Whiteoaks
– Evaluate training requirements for the Account Manager and Junior Account Executive to ensure they have access to the most appropriate training and are equipped to fulfil their responsibilities in the most efficient manner
– Take overall leadership responsibility for the account stream, including supervision, assessment and reviews of the Account Manager

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND WELCOME APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS, GENDERS, ABILITIES AND ETHNICITIES. STRICTLY NO AGENCIES.

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Junior Account Executive

Are you keen to get started in B2B PR? We are looking for a Junior Account Executive to join our growing team. Working alongside an account manager, you will build a strong foundation in B2B PR, digital, creative, content and social media strategies and be responsible for the administrative duties both within your team and for the clients the team is serving.  

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Key Responsibilities

• Takes full responsibility for tracking, analysing and reporting on PR and integrated marketing client campaigns

• First port of call for scheduling weekly and monthly client meetings and calls

• Responsible for developing client call and meeting agendas and actions reports

• Provides regular updates in order to create and submit monthly action reports

• Proactively schedules briefing calls for content creators with clients and their customers

• Responsible for seeking approvals of all materials prior to client, media or external submission

• Uses relevant tools to flag and identify press release coverage

• Uses approved formats and finds new ways of showcasing the team’s successes to clients

• Full responsibility for international partner management including seeking regular updates, sourcing and compiling complete reports and providing campaign direction

• Responsible for the management of all events including venue sourcing, catering, delegate attendance, on-site execution and follow-up

• Manages third party partners including sourcing relevant suppliers, negotiating, engaging and reporting back

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND WELCOME APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS, GENDERS, ABILITIES AND ETHNICITIES. STRICTLY NO AGENCIES.

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PR/Marketing Intern

Based from our offices in Hook, Hampshire, you will build a strong foundation in B2B PR, digital, creative, content and social media strategies and be responsible for the administrative duties both within your team and for the clients the team is serving. You will develop an understanding of the requisite skills to be successful in PR and be a crucial member of the team, ensuring all campaigns are executed on time and on target.

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Responsibilities:

Account Management:

– Works as an integral part of an account team, and as an extension of client teams to help track, analyse and report on PR and integrated marketing  client campaigns

Digital and social media:

– Works alongside the digital executives to support the day-to-day running of clients’ social and digital programmes and engage identified                audiences
– Provides support to create weekly social schedules, written to best practice and then share with the clients each week for approval
– Monitors online conversations and identify opportunities for clients to interact directly with target audiences and influencers

Content:

– Drafts a range of PR and marketing content for client campaigns, ensuring it is of the highest standard, engaging, meets the brief and is aligned with the overall messaging
– Focusing on a select group of clients and developing shorter form copy for those campaigns learning about a variety of different industries and content forms

Media:

– Supports media desk research and press list creation and brainstorm ideas to generate coverage for clients
– Writes media pitches and distribute to trade media to secure coverage for our clients and track/report on coverage
– Tracks upcoming awards and events, forward features and monitor the news agenda to identify relevant stories

Office:

– Ensures all visitors receive a warm welcome and a positive, professional impression of the agency
– Manages the switchboard by receiving and routing incoming calls, taking messages and fielding unwanted calls
– Manages the meeting room diaries, ensuring meeting rooms are fully functional, effectively utilised and always meet our high standards in terms  of presentation and functionality
– Takes full responsibility for maintaining the positive appearance of the entire office space, with focus on kitchen and storage areas and      proactively resolves maintenance issues in a timely fashion

Intern Requirements:

– Studying for a degree or diploma in a relevant subject
– Superb written and oral communication skills – able to work with a broad cross-section of both internal and external contacts.
– Genuine interest in a career in B2B PR, social media, and current affairs
– Proficient user of all Microsoft Office applications.
– Values and consistently delivers a high quality and innovative service to all customers, colleagues and partners.
– Demonstrable interest in trends in the technology PR and marketing sectors

 

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND WELCOME APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS, GENDERS, ABILITIES AND ETHNICITIES. STRICTLY NO AGENCIES.

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Our modern office is in an easily accessible location and offers a great space for collaborative and agile working. Translation: loads of comfy places to work, brainstorm and get some quiet time.

Our kitchen is fully stocked with soft drinks and fresh fruit (and strategically hidden biscuits).

And if you need to work in more familiar surroundings, you will also have the opportunity to work from home.

Join us

BENEFITS

Company pension scheme

Excellent holiday allowance

A day off for your birthday

Flexible & remote working with early finish Fridays

Reward & recognition scheme

A range of local and national discounts

Employee assistance programme

Cycle to work & technology scheme

Opportunity to buy and sell leave

BENEFITS

Company pension scheme

Excellent holiday allowance

A day off for your birthday

Flexible & remote working with early finish Fridays

Reward & recognition scheme

A range of local and national discounts

Employee assistance programme

Cycle to work & technology scheme

Opportunity to buy and sell leave

Alex E

Content Creator

Name and title

Alex Eve, Content Creator

When did you start working at Whiteoaks?

I started in October 2019

Tell us a bit more about your career progression within Whiteoaks.

I began as a Campaign Executive when I initially joined Whiteoaks, which included responsibilities such as social media monitoring and posting, campaign reporting and content proofing. After almost a year in the role, an opportunity came up to join the content team. I applied for it and was successful! Since September 2020 I’ve written content for a range of our clients across sectors such as retail, broadcast and emerging technologies as a Specialist Content Writer.

How did you get into PR?

Although my work background is primarily in marketing and project coordination after previously completing a marketing-focused business management degree, I’ve always been interested in the media and was impressed by Whiteoaks when applying to work here.

What’s been the highlight of your Whiteoaks career so far?

Probably making the successful switch to Specialist Content Writer. It was a big shift in my day-to-day responsibilities but I’m delighted that I’ve received good feedback internally and from clients on the quality of my written pieces.

What makes you smile at the end of the day?

Knowing that the words I put to paper are being published and read by professionals in a range of sectors.

When I’m not PRing I like to…

Attend football matches and concerts in pre-Covid times, but during the last year watching matches on TV and building my vinyl collection.

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Emily F

Senior Account Manager

Name and title

Emily Fishburn, Senior Account Manager

When did you start working at Whiteoaks?

I joined Whiteoaks in November 2016

Tell us a bit more about your career progression within Whiteoaks, for example, your first role and how you’ve developed since then

Fresh from uni I started at Whiteoaks back in November 2016 as a Junior Account Executive and in nearly as many years, I’ve received as many promotions. Working my way through from admin and reporting based tasks, learning the ropes pitching to journalists and analysts to the account management role I am in now. I have certainly gained a wealth of valuable experience in my roles to date!

How did you get into PR? For example, what did you study? Your previous jobs, etc.

After getting a taste for PR as a work experience placement at a marketing agency, I decided that the fast-paced buzz around getting companies’ stories and messages heard in the media was key for me. Anyone potentially interested in pursuing a career in PR, I’d definitely say it is worthwhile trying to get a work experience placement at an agency, that way you’ll be able to tell if it will be a fit for you.

What’s been the highlight of your Whiteoaks career so far?

It’s hard to choose just one, I’m really proud of the many of the research projects I have been involved in for clients, which have uncovered revealing and unique industry insights and have achieved high-quality media coverage. As well as the results creating unique conversations for clients to have with both potential customers, journalists, analysts and influencers.

I love networking and connecting clients and journalists, whether that be over lunch or coffee or at an event. I have been fortunate to facilitate many briefings for clients over my five years at various industry events, including at the ExCeL and NEC, at one point I had been due to go to the NAB show in Las Vegas, which I’m sure would have been a top highlight on this list, though COVID put a stop to that. It’s exciting to see events coming back to life and everyone getting back out there again!

What makes you smile at the end of the day?

Knowing that the team and I have made a good effort to get through our to-do lists and in the process achieve some top tier coverage and opportunities for our clients.

When I’m not PRing I like to…

Go to festivals, for weekends away, I also like to attempt to stay active by going to the gym or running with my other Whiteoaks running buddies, we are lucky as one of our perks is having Brian the running coach come and train us every Monday after work!

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Natalia K

Digital Content Creator

Name and title

Natalia Kaczmarek, Digital Content Creator

When did you start working at Whiteoaks?

In June 2021

Tell us a bit more about your career progression within Whiteoaks

I joined Whiteoaks as a Content Writer to create a wide variety of PR and marketing copy for our B2B tech clients. After three months, an opportunity came my way to take on a newly-formed role within our agency and become a Digital Content Creator. I am now working across both our Content Practice and Digital team, and utilising my copywriting, SEO and social media strategy experience to help our clients make the most of their digital presence.

How did you get into PR?

From a young age I knew I wanted to go to university in an English-speaking country. I just didn’t quite know what to study. What I did know was that I wanted to talk and write a lot in my future career. How very specific, right? When it came to applying for undergraduate degrees, I was drawn towards the creative field of advertising. However, I promised myself I wouldn’t study the same degree as my sister did… Couple of clicks away and there I was reading about PR. “Yup, that’s the one,” I thought.

So, I packed my suitcase, moved to England and started my PR degree at Bucks New University. After a couple of years, I transferred to Bournemouth University where I completed two internships at B2B tech PR agencies and eventually graduated with a first-class degree. I then worked as a Content Marketing Executive for a customer feedback software provider, whilst copywriting in a freelance capacity. And here I am now, still PR-ing and loving every minute of it!

What’s been the highlight of your Whiteoaks career so far?

There’s been a few, but I’d have to start with the change to my role itself as it really allows me to thrive and develop in areas I am most passionate about. Secondly, when one of our clients was nominated for an award, which I wrote. And most recently, I’ve discovered that I am a good speech writer too, having received great feedback from our client and a request to write more. The combination of learning new things and being recognised for hard work is definitely a cherry on top.

What makes you smile at the end of the day?

Great feedback from a client and a piece of cake.

When I’m not PRing I like to…

Make a mess in my kitchen trying to develop new free-from recipes. Or borrow my friend’s dog and go for long walkies. Both bring me equal joy.

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Ellie N

Senior Digital Account Executive

Name and title

Ellie Nash, Senior Digital Account Executive

When did you start working at Whiteoaks?

I started in June 2021

Tell us a bit more about your career progression within Whiteoaks

Since joining Whiteoaks nine months ago, I feel I have really developed and progressed – not only within my role but also within myself.

I am currently working on the social media channels of five of our B2B clients that specialise in a range of areas, from broadcast to cloud computing. I run monthly campaign reports, set-up paid social campaigns, write organic social schedules and speak with most clients on a weekly basis. This role has most definitely allowed me to develop my communication, time-management and numerical skills.

Alongside my role, I am also working closely with the Whiteoaks Mental Health Ambassadors and the Charity Committee, representing and working for my colleagues.

I am currently on a development plan and am so excited to discover what’s to come in my role as I progress to the next step as a Senior Digital Account Executive.

How did you get into PR?

After finishing my A-Levels in 2019, I decided not to go to university but instead dive into a Level 4 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship at Farnborough College of Technology.

Alongside this apprenticeship, I worked at a managed IT services provider until 2021, when my apprenticeship came to an end. After passing with flying colours and working on the social media, graphic design and content writing of the organisation, I discovered my passion lay truly in the social media space and that was when I was provided with the opportunity to work as a Digital Account Executive at Whiteoaks. And the rest is history!

What’s been the highlight of your Whiteoaks career so far?

So far, one of the main highlights of my career has been becoming a Mental Health Ambassador for my colleagues. Our aim is to remove the stigma around mental health and provide staff with a safe space to open up and talk about what’s troubling them, and assist them in finding the help they need.

I feel very lucky to be working alongside a group of individuals that are aiming to make mental health a less taboo subject – I feel proud to be someone that my colleagues can come to when struggling with something.

What makes you smile at the end of the day?

At the end of the day, something that always makes me smile is seeing the success of a client’s social media channel.

Being able to feed back to a client and inform them that their social post has gone viral and they’re now experiencing an increase of engagement, impressions and link clicks is very rewarding and something I value massively as it shows my hard work is paying off!

When I’m not PRing I like to…

When I’m not PRing, I like to go to the gym (weight training is my favourite), I love cooking for friends and family (curries and risottos are my speciality) and I love spending A LOT of time on TikTok and Instagram (guilty).

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Alex E

Content Creator

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Emily F

Senior Account Manager

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Natalia K

Digital Content Creator

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Ellie N

Senior Digital Account Executive

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Alex E

Content Creator

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Emily F

Senior Account Manager

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Natalia K

Digital Content Creator

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Ellie N

Senior Digital Account Executive

SPECULATIVE APPLICATIONS

We are always keen to hear from both graduates and seasoned PR professionals who are interested in working for Whiteoaks International. Please send us your CV and we will keep your details on file with a view to making contact when a suitable position arises. You can also register for job alerts.

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