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Vicky Stoakes

Communications Director


Account Executive, Red Setter

Brighton, United Kingdom

About Red Setter

Red Setter is the PR agency for the world’s design pioneers. We amplify the voice and value of design to help the world’s most ambitious agencies achieve the recognition they deserve, attracting business and talent, building their brand and staying relevant in an ever-changing world.

Since 2012, we’ve built an expert team of 20 journalists, media specialists and PR strategists who share an unrivalled understanding of the design industry and the media. It’s insider knowledge that sets us apart, so we can set our clients apart.

Whether it’s an opinion piece in US business title Fast Company, a profile in a national newspaper or a podcast interview with Chris Do, we’re dedicated to searching for – and shouting about – the stories that showcase our clients and their expertise.

Officially certified as a Great Place to Work, we’ve created a culture where every team member has a voice and a clear role to play in the success of the company – as we know that the right people are the secret of our success.

The role:

As an Account Executive, you’ll be part of a small team with a global impact – joining a Senior Account Director, Account Manager and Editorial Consultant – which means direct contact and face time with international clients.

Our brightest ideas are based on sound strategic insights, so we’ll brief you on our client’s strategies and expect you to contribute ideas that hit these long-term goals.

Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Proactively contributing to the delivery of media and social media activity and results including media pitching, drafting editorial commentary and LinkedIn posts on behalf of clients
  • Creation of client updates (e.g. cuttings, LinkedIn posts for coverage, draft meeting notes)
  • Reporting activity and results to clients in person, via Zoom and by email
  • Updating internal and external reports
  • Maintenance of internal communication, written and verbal
  • Supporting on day-to-day client liaison
  • Researching information for editorial where needed
  • Sourcing relevant news stories and angles that our clients can contribute to
  • Providing administrative support where needed

We’ll work closely with you to show you how to do all this at Red Setter, to immerse you in our clients, our media and our sector, but we will be keen for you to take ownership of the role as quickly as possible. We want you to be the person your team and you clients rely on for media knowledge and coverage.

No two days here are the same. You could be working on media outreach for a new beer brand one day, publicising the launch of a Facebook app the next, and then announcing new album artwork for the Beatles – all in one week!

Person specification:

First and foremost, we want people that are passionate about design. This isn’t just a job for us, it’s a mindset and we want people that are excited and inspired by our clients’ work – not just for aesthetics but for the transformational potential of design.

Juggling multiple projects means adaptability is crucial. We work fast to stay ahead of the curve and don’t stop until our clients get the recognition they deserve, so the ability to work quickly and efficiently is key. We want plate spinners, able to discuss new ideas in new sectors with new people every day.

Storytelling sits at the heart of everything we do and draws on the inside knowledge of our entire team – and our clients. We’ll be looking to you to share ideas and angles, insights from your research and anecdotes from what you’ve read or heard. So don’t be shy – we need ideas people. And as an editorially led PR agency, you need to be able to write standout copy that inspires our clients and catches the interest of high-level editors.

Our level of expertise is matched only by the enthusiasm and excitement we have for our clients. We energise them to grow their brands and we love their businesses like they’re our own. So, we want people who sit forward and bring ideas. We want to make their day. If you can do that, we want to hear from you.


Hours: Full time (9am-5pm) Monday to Friday

Salary: From £24k, dependent on experience

We love our bright, modern office in the heart of (sometimes) sunny Brighton, and while our whole team works flexibly, agreeing the right mix of in-office and remote working for them, the role of Account Executive is one that is predominantly in the office.

Consistent training and feedback play a pivotal role at Red Setter, and we see this position as a starting point with great scope for progression and development. You will receive in-depth training and coaching from your team, and will steadily grow your skills, confidence and ability to deliver for our clients.

Everyone has a monthly personal wellness and wellbeing budget which they can spend on the HEKA platform. We have a company pension scheme, a 25-day a year holiday allowance, and the day off on your birthday.

We also have frequent social events – from after-work drinks on the beach to an annual overseas trip – Berlin in 2018, Madrid in 2019, and most recently, Porto in 2022 – and there’s a fun, happy and friendly vibe in the office.

Email sian.disson@redsetteragency.com with your CV and covering letter.

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