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Account Executive - Financial PR

£21,000 - £26,000
London, Moorgate

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Elise Bresler

I'm a Recruitment Consultant, so my role involves matching talented candidates with exciting companies looking to hire graduates.

My area of expertise

I work predominantly in the Creative & Design and Fashion sectors. In my time as a Consultant so far, I've had the opportunity to work with a number of great companies in these industries - including one of the largest beauty companies in the UK - helping them hire the very best junior talent.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I first heard about Give A Grad A Go through a friend, who recommended applying for graduate jobs through them. When I arrived to meet the team and discuss potential job opportunities, I was struck by how friendly and dedicated everyone was, and was completely drawn to the company culture. Although I had never considered it before, I knew that recruitment would play to my strengths as I love talking to people and finding out about their journeys. I also get the opportunity to work across a huge array of roles, which means that no day is ever the same!

The worst job I've had

Before this job, I worked at a corporate PR agency within the Real Estate sector. The company was very set in its ways, not sure if its something I would like to do again!

On the hunt for financial PR graduate jobs in London, and want to work with big-name clients in the financial sector?

Company profile

In this PR Account Executive graduate job, you will be joining an integrated communications and marketing agency with specialisms in finance and the technology sectors. Founded in 2000 and with offices in Amsterdam, London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong, they help firms improve their performance and manage their reputation. From planning to execution, they provide clients with integrated programmes, creative expertise, market intelligence and insightful reporting. They support businesses in achieving their communication goals through media relations, marketing, branding, advertising, design, digital and social media.

Job description

In this PR Account Executive graduate job, you will be working across several accounts within the finance and FinTech sectors. Your responsibility will be to deliver primarily media relations support; including drafting briefing notes, conducting research, liaising with journalists and clients, tracking media coverage and reporting. Working across several different teams, you will have plenty of exposure to social media, marketing and content, as well as the opportunity to develop your communication skills by liaising with the media, journalists, and clients.

Key responsibilities

In this PR Account Executive graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting briefing documents for client interviews
  • Writing press releases, blogs, tweets and posts for social media
  • Liaising with media to set up interviews for clients
  • Tracking media coverage and reporting
  • Conducting market research, analysing industry issues and organising events and conferences
  • Pitching stories to the media & building relationships with journalists
  • Maintaining media lists, features and journalist databases
  • Updating time-sheets regularly

Job requirements

  • At least 6 months' experience within financial PR and an analytical mindset
  • A 2.1 from a top university
  • Strong knowledge of the financial and financial technology markets
  • Excellent media contact book for both national and trade
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Great eye for detail and a self-starter who takes initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • A high level of creativity and ability to think outside the box
  • The ability to travel when needed

Benefits of the job

  • A competitive starting salary of between 21,000 - 26,000, depending on experience
  • The opportunity to work in one of their global offices!
  • Plenty of support and training from senior members of the team
  • Generous paid time off
  • Off-site away days and happy hours
  • Bi-annual global conference

Looking for PR graduate jobs in London and want to work for a global communications agency? If you have a keen interest in financial markets and you’re looking to gain invaluable experience in public relations, apply for this Account Executive in financial PR job today.

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