PR Account Director, Impressive Financial Services Client Portfolio - London - West End

PR & COMMUNICATIONS - PR & COMMUNICATIONS
Ref: 742 Date Posted: Saturday 14 Oct 2017
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This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Account Manager looking for a step up and to work for a leading PR and communications firm. You will have a deep sector expertise within financial services, that will match this firms strong track record in advising many prominent businesses within asset management, pensions, investment/retail banking and private equity.

170 strong with four offices worldwide, this firm is an award winning agency that excels at delivering focused and impactful communications strategies and campaigns. Right now, the firm is one of the top ten PR consultancies in the UK. It has ambitious plans for further growth, both here and overseas and in the services they deliver for their prestigious clients. To achieve this goal they need the most talented people in the communications industry working for the team.

This Account Director level role will suit someone who enjoys working in a forward thinking fast paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Lead and develop media strategies, build and develop relationships with relevant and key journalists. issues and crisis management
  • Strategic planning and daily effective client counsel
  • Maintain a good understanding of clients’ business objectives, media and issues in their wider industry sector and managing of programmes to enable them to meet those objectives
  • SIgnificantly contributing to new business preparation and pitching whilst maintaining prospect contacts
  • Copy writing; press releases and thought leadership pieces
  • Keeping up to date with the latest social media trends, proactively developing material
  • Managing and mentoring junior team members                                        

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • You will have a strong background within communications and recent experience in either a UK based PR agency or in-house role
  • You will have a detailed knowledge of the financial services sector, with significant understanding of the investment sphere
  • Excellent networking and business development skills
  • You’ll have proven experience of forming strong client relationships built on trust, leadership and respect
  • You’ll understand the importance of staying creative and relevant in your approach in order to bring thoughtful ideas to client’s attention
  • Experience of leading and managing a junior team

All applicants must have the right to work in the EU without sponsorship.