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Account Executive, Financial Services PR

Employer
Alexander James Recruitment Ltd
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£22 - 28 k plus benefits
Closing date
18 Apr 2021

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Job Details

Our client is a fast paced financial services PR agency.  The team needs to hire an Account Executive with previous PR agency experience and an interest in  financial services.

There is a really interesting and mixed client list for the successful candidate to work on from day one. 

You will need to be:

  • Social – creating strong teams that know how to work together
  • Curious – curiosity leads to continuous questioning and learning
  • Open – open minds lead to better ideas and relationships
  • Responsible – aiming to be a force for good in the way we do business
  • Entrepreneurial – everyone behaving as if it was their own business

Specific responsibilities

Account Planning and Management

  • Responsibility for driving implementation of agreed client programmes/ work
  • Project planning and development of critical paths and timetables for all client work
  • Oversee preparations for account meetings and ensure account team, including Director, is fully prepared for these
  • Produce/ review written materials, including briefing documents and client memorandum, ensuring they are delivered to an excellent standard
  • Regular creative input to account work, including identifying and generating opportunities for promoting account objectives
  • Contribute to strategic discussions about client accounts
  • Lead and contribute strongly in meetings, with ideas and input across all activity
  • Support Director and Account Director  in acting as Consultant to client, giving strong advice and input
  • Assist Account Director in developing budgets for client programmes and have regard to these in implementing account programmes
  • Manage junior members of account team
  • Manage and delegate work in a timely fashion
  • Assume Account Directors’ responsibilities in their absence/ unavailability

Media Relations

  • Oversee and implement media relations’ activity, including timings, distribution lists, methods of distribution
  • Develop media strategies for clients’ interests
  • Monitor media for relevant client coverage and potential opportunities for clients across the team
  • Circulate relevant sector intelligence to team
  • Manage collation of all coverage, evaluation and presentation to client
  • Oversee / produce client related materials, e.g. press releases, reports etc  and ensure they are delivered to an excellent standard
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists, suppliers and key stakeholders
  • Strong media handling skills, including supporting crisis communications work
  • Identify media opportunities for further client work

Event Management

  • Design, plan and manage client events, including press conferences, dinners, seminars, receptions etc
  • Develop and implement PR plans to maximise value of client events

New Business

  • Identify opportunities to expand and develop existing business with clients
  • Writing proposals and presentations, including client projects and contract renewals
  • Support development of new business proposals and attend new business pitches
  • Provide regular input into company’s new business activity
  • Contribute to marketing activity
  • Contribute to developing case studies of client work for website, credentials presentations etc

Social media

  • Be actively involved in building understanding of social media
  • Provide creative input into how social media could be leveraged for client activity
  • Build your professional social media presence

Working here is interesting and challenging and the rest of team take a real pride in delivering great results for their clients so you will need to do the same.  The team has a great culture and you will need to have a positive, can do attitude and a charismatic personality to work here. 

Company

A keen appreciation and understanding of people is the Alexander James seal of excellence. It helps explain why we’ve established such an enviable track record over a period of 10 years in PR and Communications recruitment.

Filling person-spaces in organisations means assembling all pieces of the puzzle to build a complete picture of a potential candidate – their experiences, their talents and gifts, their personality.

In the world of recruitment, experience really does count. As does an innate ability to read people.

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Location
Headley House
Parklands
Guildford
GU2 9JX
GB
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