Full Time, Permanent Role, Office Based


Account Executive

About Purplefish

Purplefish is a creative communications agency with purpose that works with businesses, brands and organisations they believe in. They bring passion, enthusiasm, expert resource, and oodles of creativity to the table for every client, whether it is for a one-off project or an ongoing retainer. They deliver pervasive communications that connect businesses with their audiences. Purplefish puts purpose before profit and their ambitions to make a positive impact both socially and environmentally weaves through everything they do.

Overview of the Role 

An account executive is involved in different aspects of the business and is the bedrock of an account. From creating social media calendars to pitching to journalists, writing press releases and attending client meetings, an account executive supports and assists the delivery of account work. The role involves supporting account management in implementing PR campaign activities, telephone and internet-based research and communication, generating content to be used on social media networks and general office/agency support.

Key Duties Include:

  • Research and draft copy that can be used in press releases, online, features and in social media communications channels
  • Understand client sectors, topics of interest and make your team aware of issues and opportunities
  • Able to schedule/post content across different online and social channels
  • Create monthly client activity reports, listing actions against targets and will keep up to date timesheets to track and monitor your progress
  • Participate in internal update meetings and work with your account team to ensure jobs required are completed to the standard expected
  • Attend meetings, take minutes and report back to clients and colleagues on results achieved and work in progress


Skills and Qualities you should have:

  • Copywriting – good spelling, grammar and proof-reading ability
  • Creativity – creative flair for communications and content creation
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to build relationships with different people including media, clients, influencers across a range of sectors and accounts
  • Presentation skills – ability to explain ideas to team and presenting stories to journalists – it is important to be able to present confidently
  • Team player – work well within a team
  • Media interest – passion for news, media and what is going on the world
  • Good telephone manner -positive, friendly and upbeat tone for calls with clients and journalists
  • Good organisational skills – ability to work efficiently and to deadline


Job Details:

  • Role: Account Executive
  • Salary: £22,000.00 per annum 
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: Full-time, 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
  • Location: Paintworks, Bristol


Application Procedure

To apply for this role, please email your CV and Cover Letter to hello@purplefish.agency

If you are already registered with Babbasa and would like some support with your application, please email Placement Lead, Husnaa Ahsan, at  projects@byep.org.uk

Please apply for this role as soon as possible.