PR Executive

Recruiter
Simplyhealth
Location
Winchester
Posted
10 Feb 2019
Closes
09 Mar 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Have you gained experience in a PR or press office position and are now eager to secure an exciting new challenge full of variety?
Are you a natural wordsmith who can’t abide grammatical errors? Whether your experience is in house or agency, this will be the perfect role for you!
About the role:
* Develop and maintain strong working relationships with relevant internal business units.
* Develop content and ideas for PR material across both trade and consumer PR activity.
* Help to draft press releases and thought leadership articles around new products and services.
* Help proof read articles written by spokespeople or external contributors and submit them to publications.
* Plan and utilise social media as an essential element of daily PR activity (such as writing and scheduling tweets for the trade and consumer Twitter accounts, drafting LinkedIn blogs for key leaders, updating our Consumer Facebook page with our latest consumer campaigns and industry news, responding to messages and posts).
* Work on magazine features and provide relevant content to journalists.
* Help to set up and attend journalist 121s and events throughout the year to develop relationships and generate PR opportunities.
* Work closely with our marketing and sales teams to develop case studies for use in the media and in marketing material.
* Build good relationships with our trade and consumer journalists.
* Take an active role in team and external meetings to brainstorm new ideas and develop content.
About you:
* Proven PR experience, either in-house or in a PR agency
* Experience of producing high quality copy and proof reading is essential
* Good communication skills
* Team player who has the ability to get on well with people of all levels
* Excellent attention to detail and spelling/grammar
* Strong organisational skills and ability to work on multiple projects
* Able to work in a fast-paced environment, able to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines
* Able to plan work months ahead
* Creative thinker
* Confident at taking an active role in team and external meetings, presenting key campaign results if required
* Proactive, flexible and enthusiastic
* Willing to take responsibility for work
* Experience of planning and working on events is desirable
* Knowledge of the healthcare industry would be beneficial - although this is not essential
About us:
We’re a business that believes in helping people make the most of life through better everyday health and we’re the UK’s leading provider of health cash plans, dental payment plans and animal health plans. We’ve been helping people with their health for 145 years and we’re looking to build on that rich heritage by transforming our digital presence to meet the current and future needs of our customers.
About our benefits:
* We believe in investing in our people we’ve built a benefit offering aimed at supporting individual lifestyles and promoting health and wellbeing.
* When you join the Simplyhealth family you’ll get an amazing 36 days annual leave, including bank holidays with an option to buy or sell a further 5 days! We give all employees a Flex Pot, a yearly company funded allowance of £500 that you can use to fund great benefits such as shopping vouchers, pet insurance, dental plans and much more.
* Our generous pension scheme starts with a 6% company contribution which you can then add to. If you decide to contribute 4% or above Simplyhealth will then add a further 4% which can either be allocated to you pension fund, used to pay off your student loan or even save into our First-Time Home owner scheme. On top of this you’ll be enrolled on our group annual bonus scheme paid at 5%
* It’s all part of what makes us different as a business. We direct 10% of pre-tax profits to delivering our purpose through charitable partnership projects. We all have one thing in common – we’re here because we believe we can make a much bigger difference and help our customers make the most out of life. Our customers love us and what we do and we’re proud of this

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