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Fuel Communications hiring for Consumer/lifestyle group head

Account Director at MediaConnect Australia

Herd MSL sub-agency Fuel Communications is seeking a new group director for its consumer/lifestyle practice, based in Surry Hills, NSW.

The consumer/lifestyle account director will be in charge of laying out the practice’s long-term direction and oversee campaigns for local and international client brands. They will also counsel the training of new staff and provide insights for clients. Some of the work may be carried out with Herd MSL sister agencies N2N Communications and Touch Creative.

Aspirants for the post must have the relevant college/university credentials and over ten years’ experience in consumer account communications. The person should demonstrate strong verbal/written communication, effective team management, and problem-solving skills, and be able to complete assignments ahead of schedule. Deep knowledge of the local PR industry is highly preferred.

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