In-House Press Officer – Financial Services

Employer
JFL
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
c£35,000 + superb benefits and flexible working
Closing date
13 Feb 2022
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Job Details

JFL are working on an exciting new role with a leading Financial Services company.  We are looking for an enthusiastic Press Officer to develop and execute PR campaigns and activity and help run a busy in-house press office. The successful candidate will be someone with solid PR experience and a knowledge of the financial services industry, keen to take their career to the next level. The role will report to and work closely with the PR Lead, as well as the Senior Press Officer, within an energetic integrated marketing team of 20.

Your experience is will be in financial services, particularly in personal finance, independent financial advice, pensions or fintech.  You will have strong media contacts in the financial services media and an interest in the regulatory and political landscape.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and executing the PR elements of marketing plans, activity and campaigns
  • Helping to run the press office function, responding quickly to media enquiries and maintaining media relationships
  • Working closely with marketing, digital, design and business development teams to align activities
  • Managing and liaising with internal stakeholders
  • Engaging audiences and influencers across traditional and social media
  • Media and influencer relations: leveraging existing relationships and cultivating new contacts within national and trade media and amongst social media influencers
  • Maintaining a keen understanding of industry trends, monitoring developments and making recommendations on commentary for the media
  • Drafting commentary, press releases, social media posts, articles, blogs and other campaign collateral
  • Co-ordinating media monitoring, measurement and analysis and communicating PR results on a quarterly basis
  • Helping to manage the online media centre
  • Managing spokespeople, including assisting with media training, and briefing ahead of interviews

The person:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to quickly digest complex matters, identify news hooks and present them in a clear and concise way
  • Strong writing skills – experience of drafting press releases and press commentary
  • Experienced and confident at selling-in stories to all types of media
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and ability to work under own initiative
  • Someone who is confident and takes a collaborative approach – able to manage a diverse range of internal stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • A clear and strong verbal communicator
  • A team player who cares about the collective success of the team

Experience/Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven track record developing PR ideas and executing successful PR campaigns at both a trade and national level
  • Experience and knowledge of financial services, with personal finance and independent financial advice particularly advantageous
  • Strong relationships with relevant trade and national media
  • An understanding of social media campaigns
  • An understanding of the political and regulatory landscape would be beneficial
  • Agency experience an advantage

Contact Edwina Goldman - [email protected]  

Company

At JFL, we are devoted to our company values: INSIGHT, INTEGRITY & RESULTS. We’re in the business to help candidates and clients tell their stories through building careers and world-class communications teams.

JFL is a specialist communications recruitment consultancy – we work with some of the best-known brands in the world and help clients and candidates tell their career stories. We are a results-driven business with a close-knit team, motivated by success and passionate about our values.

Our team have an incredible network, and we punch well above our weight! We work with some amazing and challenging brands and pride ourselves on building long term relationships with both clients and candidates. Our expertise covers all sectors including Corporate, Consumer, Entertainment, Technology, Luxury, Lifestyle, Digital, Sustainability, Charity, Public Affairs & Policy, and Marketing Communications.

Please see our website for our contact details – www.jflrecruit.com

Find Us
Telephone
07960500089
Location
Soho Works White City
2, Television Centre
London
W12 7FR
United Kingdom
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