PR & Communications Account Executive

Recruiter
GerrardWhite
Location
London
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This boutique Communications and PR Agency, specialising within the Investment Management industry are looking to hire an Account Executive / Manager to play an integral role in the ongoing growth within the consultancy. Primarily, the successful applicant will act as a key link between the team and clients, to add value for the agency and its clients.

The firm’s areas of expertise include strategic media relations , corporate and brand, communications, social and digital strategy, crisis and transition management, marketing consultancy, internal communications management and media training.

You will be expected to:

  • Deliver the requisite level of coverage and service in accordance with each client brief.

  • Generate content and story ideas to be presented in a formal weekly meeting through digesting financial press or proactive research of market materials.

  • Draft press releases as well as comment pieces and placed articles for media consumption.

  • Continual journalist interaction to determine and identify the news agenda and opportunities for clients.

  • Monitor for expected press coverage and report accordingly.

  • Arrange and attend select client press meetings.

  • Maintain client reports daily and ensure actions and objectives are met.

  • Assist in the development of presentations, pitch documentation and marketing collateral.

  • Assist in the organisation of client events and attend industry, client and journalist events.


So what are we looking for? A passion to learn more about the financial services industry, particularly investment management. A practical mind able to understand and dissect complex briefs. An understanding of the target audience and how to interact with journalists. An ability to work proactively and flexibly in a close team structure. Confidence and willingness to increasingly take day-to-day lead/ownership of client account. Strong spelling and grammar skills, proficiency on new/social media a plus.