Account Manager - Maternity Cover

Location
London
Salary
£35k per year
Posted
03 Jan 2014
Closes
31 Jan 2014
Ref
VC390
Contact
Sarah Fell
Discipline
Financial PR
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

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

Remuneration

 

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