Senior Associate/Associate (Natural Resources team) at a leading Financial/Corporate PR Company

City of London
£40-55,000
15 Jan 2014
15 Feb 2014
RLFN1
Full Time
Permanent

A global leader in strategic communications and a trusted adviser to many of the world's most successful companies, with offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia - is seeking a Senior Associate/Associate to join its Natural Resources team. 

The natural Resources team principally works on oil and gas, power and utilities, and mining clients. The successful candidate will work within this team and across the wider business.  The environment is dynamic and there will be plenty of opportunities for career development through involvement in a wide variety of projects.  

 

Typical duties will involve

Formulation and implementation of strategies for financial and corporate communications

Advising on and assisting in the preparation of messaging materials – key messages, presentations, press releases, Q&A

Research for current clients and new business opportunities

Forging productive relationships with clients, press and investment analysts

Account Management duties, news monitoring, press analysis and summaries

Submitting press releases to RNS, in partnership with the team assistant

 

Necessary attributes

Industry knowledge

Demonstrable interest and understanding of business environment and current affairs, including awareness of the developments in and opportunities around digital and social media

Good understanding of how the City and the broader financial community operates; strong IR understanding/capabilities required

Knowledge of the natural resources sector preferred

Skills

Financially literate, experienced in working with financial information

Communicates persuasively in oral and written work with good attention to detail

Personal qualities

Able to build strong relationships; commands the confidence of others internally & externally with leadership qualities

Hard working, flexible, enthusiatic, team player adaptable and proactive

Organised, efficient, takes ownership, trusted to deliver to deadline

Independent, clear and creative thinking, takes initiatives, goes beyond the expected, spots opportunities and innovates

Continually seeks to broaden knowledge and contact base through networking; shares expertise