D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Account Director – Cultural Communications Agency


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London London, UK
Job description:

Our client is an award-winning communications consultancy for the arts, culture and luxury sectors.They offer a bespoke communications service that combines specialist expertise and local insight with a genuinely global network.

Due to the growth of their business, they are looking for an Account Director to join the London team. Working closely with the company’s founding directors , the successful candidate will be a key member of the senior account management team, focused on integrating the London office’s new business strategy into day-to-day. Delivering an exceptional level of service on a broad range of prestigious culture sector accounts, s/he will form excellent relationships with clients and have an established rapport with key senior culture editors and arts correspondents across the UK and international media. Proven management skills are essential, as there will be daily collaboration with junior team members across projects.

This role will manage campaigns for clients across the arts, culture and luxury sectors, including, but not limited to, commercial galleries, public institutions and luxury brands.


The agency seeks an experienced and highly motivated Account Director to join its internationally expanding team. Bringing extensive professional networks across the arts, culture and luxury sectors, this role will be key in winning new business pitches and directing account teams to deliver first-class campaign results. The successful candidate will be genuinely connected to the arts and culture sector, have a day-to-day awareness of upcoming industry events and familiarity with the international contemporary art calendar, as well as demonstrating excellent account team leadership and line management skills.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in the PR or communications industries, ideally with strong agency credentials
  • A track record of a creative approach to high profile media campaigns
  • A network of professional contacts and relationships in the arts, culture and luxury sectors
  • Strong contacts in both the UK and international media
  • Ability to construct and implement digital strategies with a focus on social media
  • A genuine and demonstrable passion for arts and culture
  • Proven experience in team leadership and management
  • Proven experience in managing client relationships
  • An understanding of the role and value of cultural content in corporate business development, sponsorship and partnerships
  • A positive and highly professional manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise workloads and manage time, setting a high standard and providing best practice support for junior members of the team
  • Attention to detail, with strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Determined, proactive, and works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience of working with external stakeholders and partners