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Senior Account Manager

Karla Dawes Press Office - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


About KDPO

KDPO is a leading public relations firm based in Carlton which caters to a select clientele across the food, travel and lifestyle sectors. We offer a range of services including brand consulting, communications strategy, event planning and social media.

Utilising a handpicked team of PR consultants and collaborators, as well as extensive media and influencer contacts, KDPO is quickly establishing itself as one of Australia’s foremost PR agencies.

Our clients include some of Australia’s best hospitality and lifestyle businesses: Arbory Bar & Eatery & Arbory Afloat, Babajan Eatery, Burwood Brickworks, Coopers Brewery, King and Godfree, LUCAS Restaurants (Baby Pizza, Chin Chin, Hawker Hall and Kisume), Pidapipo, Sam Prince Group (Mejico and INDU), Singh Group (Daughter in Law, Mrs Singh and Mr Brownie), Stalactites, Stokehouse Precinct (Stokehouse, Pontoon and Paper Fish), The Fishmonger’s Son, Tigerbird Group (Añada and Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop) and The Westin Melbourne.

Overall Job Description:

The ideal Senior Account Manager is someone passionate about food, drink and the travel sectors.

This candidate would have at least 3-4 years agency exposure, have proven account management experience and a strong list media relations contact.

The successful candidate will become an integral part of our business helping lead key campaigns and clients. The role will suit a highly motivated, creative and energetic individual who can work independently, and also collaborate with our staff and any agency partners.

The must-haves:

  • Strong understanding of the media and social landscape
  • Proven relationships with media and influencers
  • Proactive and self-starting; Seizes opportunities and acts upon them; Enthusiastic and committed
  • Social media experience (strategy and operations)
  • Event management experience – managing suppliers (i.e., photographers), guest lists etc.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Seeks all relevant information for problem-solving
  • Connected
  • Knowledge of trends in food, drink and lifestyle


  • Management of several client accounts at one time
  • Executing client strategies across traditional PR, event and influencer relations
  • Proactively and reactively managing media/influencers with the aim of obtaining positive media coverage for clients
  • Client Management – independently and with support depending on client size and scope
  • Responsible for client reporting
  • Attendance and management of meetings – responsible for reporting key information, document preparation and ensuring minutes taken (delegated if necessary)
  • Delegating tasks to junior staff
  • Attendance and management of key events – including supplier management, media and client management
  • Creating assets for client campaigns – i.e., writing media releases, invites etc.
  • Actively monitors and reports client coverage and competitor activity
  • Active attendance at internal meetings/brainstorm sessions
  • Reports directly to Managing Director and/or General Manager