PR Account Manager | Professional Services | West Midlands

Job Title: PR Account Manager | Professional Services | West Midlands
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands, West Midlands
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: P4358
Contact Name: Charles Michael
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2016 11:25

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a PR and Media Relations Manager to develop PR and communications strategies for a leading Financial Services company.

This is a key role within the communications team and as you'd expect, you'll be tasked with developing and implementing external and internal communications strategies that help achieve commercial and operational objectives. This will include engaging with the national, trade and regional media across all brands within the group and across all media channels (traditional & online).

Target audiences will include customers, intermediaries, shareholders/investors, government, and employees so it's essential you bring experience of developing activity that targets wide and diverse audience groups.

You'll have a keen media eye and will constantly be keeping up to date with the latest industry trends and reports, with a proactive approach and an ability to spot media opportunities.

In line with this you'll also be responsible for developing a schedule of PR and communications activity from press releases, to columns, blogs, comments and outreach. As such you'll be experienced in building strong relationships with all key journalists and influencers, in order to maximise coverage opportunities. You'll also act as media spokesperson as required so experience in this area is highly desirable.

As you'd expect of any role of this nature, you'll also need to have impeccable writing skills and an ability to produce copy and editorial that ensures a consistency of message and voice, with an engaging style.

To be considered you'll need to convince us of your PR and Communications prowess and that you're excited by the modern world of communications and how you can use all channels to engage with audiences; a good understanding of social media and digital PR is therefore highly desirable.

Activity spans both consumer and b2b and whilst experience within the Financial Services sector would be advantageous, it's not essential.

In return for all this you'll become part of a forward thinking organisation that is growing at an impressive rate and truly values the importance of its employees in achieving this.

If you have a passion for PR and communications and a background closely aligned to the details above, apply now for instant consideration. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.