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Published 2023-10-19

Senior Account Executive (UK)

Type of job: Freelance
Country: England
City: London
Company: SourceCode Communications

Description of the offer

What began in 2017 as an idea on the back of a napkin has quickly become an award-winning, fastest-growing communications firm working with some big-name consumer and B2B technology brands. At SourceCode, we’re focused on bringing brains and hustle, humanity and technology, creativity and business intelligence back to public relations.

SourceCode’s Account Executives are not expected to remain on the sidelines of an account and are required to be active (and opinionated) members of the team. We’re looking for a professional with 1-2 years of experience to become a valued team member and client counselor. We want our Account Executives to be given responsibilities and opportunities to help them grow as professionals. Opportunity is earned and is celebrated across the wider team

About SourceCode

Since inception in 2017, SourceCode Communication’s philosophy has centered on changing technology conversations by injecting humanity, empathy, and an emphasis on storytelling back into technology communications. We believe that if we can make the end user emotionally connect with a brand, we can more effectively change perceptions and behaviour. SourceCode has used this philosophy to fuel its growth into an award-winning communications marketing agency delivering measurable business impact to brands across D2C, Health & Wellness, Consumer Lifestyle, Consumer Technology, Financial Technology, Mobile, Cloud & Telecoms, Insights & Engagement, Analytics, and Enterprise Technology.

What really differentiates SourceCode is the company’s relentless pursuit to uncover and shine a light on meaningful stories that make people think and feel, and we’re proud to have been named a best-in-class agency for our ability to do so. We have been shortlisted by PRovoke for Digital Agency of the Year, named one of America’s Best PR Agencies by Forbes, and honoured at the SABRE Awards North America for PR Agency Citizenship. In 2020, we were PRWeek’s Outstanding Boutique Agency and Best Places to Work, and Adweek named us a top 10 Fastest Growing Agency. The agency also proudly runs the Diversity Marketing Consortium™, a charity using communications to amplify Black-, female-, and other minority-owned businesses.

In September 2023, SourceCode opened its first international office in the UK. We have seen a lot of interest to expand our services into the UK and beyond, and with the opening of the UK office, we are excited to begin our international expansion plans. We have already secured clients in the UK and are building the team to support growth.

What You’ll Do:

  • Begin to build rapport and trust with client contacts and assuming the lead client contact role for all tactical matters; guide and lead client calls and meetings where needed
  • Develop pitches, build accurate target media list in Muck Rack, draft thoughtful briefing materials, engage with media, and build core reporter relationships to drive results for clients
  • Analyse Muck Rack data to draw out themes and trends and inform more effective engagement strategies, client counsel, and where pivots are needed
  • Understand client roster & being strategic about leverage cross-client opportunities
  • Read and share relevant news each day with teams and clients; demonstrate understanding of client media priorities
  • Consume industry news to understand how it might impact or connect to clients; lead fuel rapid response
  • Effectively track speaker/awards/events/ed cals/seasonal calendar to maximise client success
  • Research and identify targeted influencers
  • Social calendar management and content creation; build integrated strategies
  • Deliver call/meeting reports to team leads for review, requiring minimal edits each time
  • Responsible for reporting, including drafting agendas, action items, priorities and recap emails
  • Project manage account work across teams, building and tracking tasks in Asana
  • Take the lead on the development of written communication such as press releases, blog posts, award entries/speaking submissions, and longer length bylines to brief
  • Brainstorming and creative thinking; be vocal contributors across all elements of campaigns but most notably in internal and client brainstorms and planning sessions to contribute to team success
  • Respond/communicate to internal requests in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate understanding of client goals and KPIs; alert team members if tasks/KPIs are delayed or off track & have some recommendation about how to remedy
  • Participation in business development – research and synthesise information, provide input into proposal development, and take an active role in the pitch meeting
  • Begin to mentor and coach junior team members for success


  • With 3+ years of professional experience, SourceCode’s Senior Account Executives must have a good understanding of communications and client service
  • You have an interest in technology and are fascinated by the ways in which it impacts our lives today, and inspired by what it might enable in years to come
  • Ambitious and driven, you enjoy working through complex challenges and problem solving
  • You are accountable for your work and take ownership of assigned tasks
  • Waiting for direction is not your style; you’re comfortable volunteering for and trying new tasks
  • As a team member you’re proficient in organising your own workload against priority and importance for the good of the team, and helping other team members to do the same
  • Ability to manage your own time to ensure deadlines are met
  • Client liaison is a skill; you’re able to ask questions, listen and synthesise information to identify the critical elements of a task, and understand what constitutes success
  • Proactively offer solutions to problems presented
  • Competency with industry-specific applications such as Cision, Muck Rack, Meltwater, etc.
  • An ability to connect news/trends to clients and an understanding of media landscape
  • Ambitious and driven, you enjoy working through complex challenges and problem solving
  • You know the details are important – whether scheduling a meeting, taking meeting notes or drafting a press release – but you’re keen to learn new skills and tools too
  • Strong level of computer literacy and knowledge of applications such as G Suite, Slack, and Microsoft Office, as well as social applications
  • While a college degree is preferred, this is primarily because a degree demonstrates a level of commitment, an aptitude for learning and an appetite for personal development. We appreciate that it rarely tells us the whole story and as a consequence, we welcome applications from non-graduates able to demonstrate an aptitude for the role.


    • Robust benefits programme
    • Holiday and paid time off minimums
    • Company pension scheme
    • Vitality Health insurance including Mental Health services
    • Discretionary annual bonus
    • Workplace flexibility
    • Professional learning and development platform
    • 6-month paid parental leave
    • Paid volunteer and professional development days


Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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