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Account Manager - Finance - Editorial

Employer
Press Box PR
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jun 2022

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Press Box PR is looking for an individual with a content or journalism background, who can write creative press releases based on their understanding of the media appetite for financially-focused topics.

The successful candidate will be able to turn technical analysis of stocks and shares, commodities such as oil and gas prices, inflation and interest rates, into digestible, newsworthy press releases that match up to the mainstream news agenda.

Your primary objective will be to achieve coverage for our clients in this sphere by proactively and reactively using events in the news - such as the Budget, a Bank of England statement or a Tesla quarterly report - to offer the right tone of personal finance content to busy journalists.

You will also be responsible for devising interesting, insightful and well-researched set pieces for clients and delivering them to the media in an engaging and efficient manner.

Your strong contacts book in either news, finance or both areas of the media will be your key to success as you produce content based on informed knowledge of what journalists are looking for.

We want you to join our team and grow with us as we expand into new, important areas and bring on bigger and better clients working on some of the most newsworthy stories around the UK and across the world.

Requirements

• At least 3 years' experience working as a journalist at news, finance or tech digital publications, or a PR/copywriter for brands in the finance, consumer or tech space

• The capability to understand technical vocabulary used in daily analysis of equities, forex commodities, crypto and general trading practice

• The ability to use editorial judgment to preempt and react to news angles that can generate online media coverage on behalf of brands, products and spokespeople

• Competent in planning, reporting and project management including communication with stakeholders at all levels, including some client management

• A network of relevant journalist & editor contacts - and an ability to grow more

• Strong written and verbal communication

• Strong data analysis & data sourcing skills

• An entrepreneurial approach to work with the ambition to learn and progress

• Committing to regular attendance in our central London office

Desirable

• Knowledge of on page and off page SEO, including backlinks and their importance

• Experience with tools such as Google Trends, Meltwater, Buzzsumo, Gorkana, CrowdTangle & Buzzstream

• Experience as an editor/managing a team

• An NCTJ and/or NCT qualification

• Deep understanding of either cryptocurrency, NFTs or esports

• Ability to turn your hand to any story in other disciplines i.e sport, travel, gaming

• Experience working directly with clients and delivering on results

• Experience in pitching, commercial copywriting and design of presentations and other reporting/sales materials‍

Salary, benefits & perks

• £30,000-£35,000 DOE

• Company pension

• Competitive annual bonus based on personal and collective company performance

• 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)

• Company MacBook, phone and tech allowance

• Regular social & training events

• Opportunity to work on a flexible basis from our new, thriving London office in Hatton Garden with colleagues and clients
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