PR Executive

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
11 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Marketing Disciplines
PR and Communications
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
PR Assistant

PR Executive
£25,000 - £30,000

Your new company

You will be joining a leading financial services organisation in their Leeds head office. Located just a few minutes' walk from Leeds train station in the heart of the professional district, the firm is now recruiting for a permanent PR Executive.

Your new role

You will be responsible for the firm's press enquiries and you will proactively identify opportunities to generate positive media coverage across digital, print and broadcast media to support the firm's business goals. You'll manage content and strategy for corporate social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and will managing risk, including providing senior management advice on risk and/or crisis management if required. You will create editorial ideas, press releases, case studies, articles and digital content, alongside identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with key journalists in national, trade, online and broadcast media. You will coordinate, brief and prepare the firm's media commentators for written comment, telephone and broadcast interviews. In addition, you will monitor, evaluate and report all media coverage.

What you'll need to succeed

As the successful candidate you will be confident, energetic and enthusiastic, have strong creative, writing and organisation skills, be inquisitive, enjoy speaking to the media with the ability to identify opportunities that will appeal to journalists. You'll have the ability to work to tight deadlines and cope positively with time pressure. You'll have the ability to work as part of a team, but also be able to self-motivate and take ownership of individual projects and tasks. Knowledge and experience in financial services is desirable, however you will need to be self-sufficient in following industry news, be a quick learner and have the ability to digest and understand complex subjects.

What you'll get in return

A competitive salary in the region £25,000 - £30,000 plus 25 days holiday, in addition to bank holidays, contributory pension, private medical care and travel loans.

What you need to do now

Click 'apply now' to forward your CV for consideration or contact Hays Marketing in Leeds on 0113 200 3755 for a confidential discussion today.

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