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PR & Communications Executive - Award Winning Investment House
£30,000 - £35,000 + Benefits
Heads-up: In-house or agency PR experience in the financial services industry is required
The PR & Communications Executive Opportunity:
We are looking to hire a PR & Communications Executive to support the Head of Communications. We are looking for an ambitious, energised and conscientious individual to provide support across the PR function. We are a rapidly growing business with £3 billion assets under management and the candidate will need to enjoy working in a fast paced environment.
Key functions of the PR & Communications Executive role to include:
> Manage the media relations programme around our core products, under supervision from the Head of Communications
> Be responsible for drafting and issuing press releases, and follow up calls to target media
> Manage the media section on the website and intranet
> Develop and maintain a news calendar and forward features list for the company
> Monitor press coverage and be responsible for issuing the ‘In the News’ update
> Work with the Head of Communications on developing a press welcome pack and updating the media factsheet
> Keep biographies and photographs of key spokespeople updated
> Help prepare spokespeople for media engagement, including drafting press briefing notes
> Manage media events/invitations
> Maintain the media engagement record
> Attend relevant industry events
> Act as the no.2 on all PR issues, providing another point of contact for the media, our PR agencies and internal stakeholders
PR & Communications Executive Required Skills:
> Proven work experience in PR or journalism
> Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
> If from a PR background, evidence of good media relations
> Track record of pitching interesting and creative story ideas
> Excellent interpersonal skills
> Good attention to detail
> Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team, and willingness to 'pitch in' as required in a small organisation
> An exceptional ability to multi-task
> Excellent organisational skills
> Evidence of success when working under pressure and working to deadlines
> An understanding of the financial services industry is essential
We are one of the UK’s fastest growing investment management companies. We currently manage £3 billion assets on behalf of 50,000 customers. We offer a straight-talking approach to investments, exceptional customer service and a range of products that do what they say they will.
Over the last decade, we have won a number of awards for our customer-driven product design and services and twice voted one of the best 100 SMEs to work for.
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