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Account Manager - Finance - News/Consumer

Posted
April 4, 2022

Introduction

We’re Press Box PR!

We’re an ambitious and growing agency made up of ex-journalists and PR professionals combining their experience of generating online media coverage for a range of clients in the sports, consumer and professional industries. 

The Press Box team takes pride in media relations and we work hand-in-hand with journalists at publications around the world, generating stories, creative campaigns and ideas based on a thorough understanding of what makes online media tick. 

It’s a place where you get out what you put in, with regular social events and a commitment to ensuring staff all benefit in career terms and financially from the growth they drive. After a successful year working with a leading international investment bank, we’re looking to bring in the right person to keep up our national and regional coverage of personal finance from energy bills to popular stocks such as Tesla and Apple with the view to expand this area of the business.

Who are Press Box PR

Press Box PR was founded in 2020 and began as a one-man band before growing into a fully-fledged agency, bringing in some of the best editorial and PR minds to gain coverage for brands in the media around some of the biggest news stories in the world – from the US Election to the Premier League title race.

About the role

Press Box PR are looking for an individual with a finance or news journalism background, who understands the media appetite for financial and economic news that affects consumers directly.

The successful candidate will be able to turn technical analysis of stocks and shares, commodities such as oil and gas prices, inflation and interest rates, into digestible, newsworthy press releases that match up to the news agenda.

Your primary objective will be to achieve coverage for our clients in this sphere by proactively and reactively using events in the news – such as the Budget, a Bank of England statement or a Tesla quarterly report – to offer the right tone of personal finance content to busy journalists.

You will also be responsible for devising interesting, insightful and well-researched set pieces for clients and delivering them to the media in an engaging and efficient manner.

Your unique insight into the media and your strong contacts book in either news, finance or both areas will be your key to success as you produce content based on informed knowledge of what journalists are looking for.

We want you to join our team and grow with us as we expand into new, important areas and bring on bigger and better clients working on some of the most newsworthy stories around the UK and across the world.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience working as a journalist at news, finance or tech digital publications, or a PR/copywriter for brands in the finance, consumer or tech space
  • The capability to understand technical vocabulary used in daily analysis of equities, forex commodities, crypto and general trading practice 
  • The ability to use editorial judgement to preempt and react to news angles that can generate online media coverage on behalf of brands, products and spokespeople 
  • Competent in planning, reporting and project management including communication with stakeholders at all levels, including some client management
  • A network of relevant journalist & editor contacts - and an ability to grow more
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong data analysis & data sourcing skills
  • An entrepreneurial approach to work with the ambition to learn and progress
  • Committing to regular attendance in our central London office

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of on page and off page SEO, including backlinks and their importance
  • Experience with tools such as Google Trends, Meltwater, Buzzsumo, Gorkana, CrowdTangle & Buzzstream
  • Experience as an editor/managing a team
  • An NCTJ and/or NCT qualification
  • Deep understanding of either cryptocurrency, NFTs or esports
  • Ability to turn your hand to any story in other disciplines i.e sport, travel, gaming
  • Experience working directly with clients and delivering on results
  • Experience in pitching, commercial copywriting and design of presentations and other reporting/sales materials‍

Salary, benefits & perks

  • £30,000-£35,000 DOE
  • Company pension
  • Competitive annual bonus based on personal and collective company performance
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Company MacBook, phone and tech allowance
  • Regular social & training events
  • Opportunity to work on a flexible basis from our new, thriving London office in Hatton Garden with colleagues and clients

To apply, please send a short covering letter explain why you would be the best person for this role and why you would like to join Press Box PR along with your CV by emailing tom.rawle@pressboxpr.co.uk

Press Box PR encourages applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, does not require applicants to have a University education and will support applicants from outside of London to cover costs associated with interviews.