Account Manager - Maternity Cover

£35k per year
20 Dec 2013
17 Jan 2014
Gemma Broadhurst
Financial PR
Full Time

This reputable PR agency that specialises in financial services/personal finance is currently looking for a knowledgeable, flexible, personable PR Account Manager to cover 6 months maternity leave starting February 2014.  You will be part of a small team, so need to be a confident self-starter, able to hit the ground running. 

Personal finance/financial services agency experience is a prerequisite, with excellent writing skills and current press contacts.  A thorough understanding of the personal finance market at large, including pensions, is essential.


Responsibilities include:

  • Writing press releases, blogs and comment pieces and short articles (with the support of technical writers)
  • Working closely with journalists to understand what news items are relevant to clients
  • Planning and scheduling work programmes
  • Commissioning articles and blogs from features editors
  • Communicating client needs/feedback and keeping them informed of work progress and results
  • Ensuring work schedules are met on time
  • Formalising status and monthly reports

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A mature, confident, highly proactive work ethic with excellent people skills
  • Proven track record of working with broadcast, consumer and social media  
  • Strong knowledge of pensions and investment is essential 
  • Excellent writing skills, fluent and of a very high standard
  • Very good media relations abilities



Salary will be £35,000 according to experience and fit.