Job title: Financial PR Account Director
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Banking & Financial Services
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 28/09/2022
Job ID: 36875

Job Description

Job Title: Financial PR Account Director/Associate Director

Location: City of London

Salary: £50-70k + bonus


Company Overview


Headquartered in London, they are a leading communications agency with a 25-year track record of ensuring clients tell their stories to the people that matter.

They have highly qualified consultants based in their London offices serving a broad range of clients, including prestigious global corporations, private companies, and third sector organisations in the UK, as well as Asia, the USA and Europe. There are a variety of services on offer to their client, which includes media & investor relations; communications surrounding IPO, mergers & acquisitions; building brand awareness, as well as other corporate actions; content creation and reputation & crisis management.

The agency draws its consultants from journalism, business, and communications agencies – ensuring they can assemble teams with complementary skill sets and appropriate experience and capabilities.


The Financial PR Account Director/Associate Director


The Account Director/Associate Director will manage and oversee a PR team to ensure campaigns are delivered and service level agreements are met. Commercially minded and creative in nature, the PR Account Director wil be able to demonstrate a track record of building relationships with key commentators, industry spokespeople and senior journalists. The expectation will be to direct and lead PR projects and provide counsel to their clients. As a senior member of the business, there will be the expectation to explore opportunities for new business and grow existing accounts.


Duties of the Financial PR Account Director/Associate Director


· Senior contact for client accounts

· Managing client service and company performance

· Building and maintaining relationships with key media contacts

· Overseeing PR campaigns from creative brief to implementation and delivery

· Managing and delegating to a PR team

· Winning new business as well as developing existing client accounts

· Nurturing talent


Key Responsibilities of the Financial PR Account Director/Associate Director


· Key daily contact for clients

· Overseeing the media strategy and account development

· Providing support for agency growth, including the development of new business pipeline

· Developing senior press relationships and managing contacts

· Overseeing provision of account resources

· Offering crisis management and counsel to clients and extending networking opportunities

· Formulating business strategy in conjunction with other directors

· Leading and managing a team of PR professionals and account managers, including career counsel, performance reviews and professional development support


Skills required of the Financial PR Account Director/Associate Director


· Leadership and management skills within a PR environment

· Talent development experience

· Business development abilities with track record of success, including new client wins and pitching

· Keen networker and adept at building relationships with key influencers

· Able to handle a range of media

· Excellent project management abilities with strong organisational and planning skills

· Impressive negotiation and delegation skills

· Strong written, verbal and presentation skills

· Impressive interpersonal skills


Other Information

Hours: This role is full time, Monday to Friday and flexibility with working hours and days will be required from time to time to suit client needs.

Holidays: 25 days per annum (plus UK public holidays).

Staff Benefits: Include health insurance; pension scheme; work to cycle scheme.