We are looking for an AE/SAE to join the Financial Services team of a well-established and prestigious PR agency. You will have the opportunity to work on several financial services accounts, supporting integrated marketing activities, assisting account drivers with strategic planning and content creation initiatives, helping to develop both traditional and social media relations strategies, and mentoring and training junior staff members. Candidates will also be expected to take ownership of and lead client projects from start to finish, managing all client correspondence with the account drivers’ oversight.
The work is focused on both B2C and B2B communications for clients in the financial services sector and requires 2-5 years of fundamental integrated marketing experience. Experience should also include client service, writing (press releases, pitches, byline articles, speeches, whitepapers, etc.), research analysis, content creation, media relations, and digital and social media strategy.
Experience working with financial services clients is required; retail banking, investing, retirement, small business, wealth management, back-office financial technology or data management experience is a plus! Deep knowledge of the asset management industry (traditional and alternative; retail and institutional) is preferred for one of the available positions.
Ideal candidates are strong writers, creative problem-solvers, excellent multitaskers and enjoy working collaboratively with others. Motivated candidates who are self-starters and take initiative will do very well here.
Working collaboratively and productively with teams; keeping the team organized and accountable for key client deliverables
Leveraging excellent writing skills to develop media pitches, announcements, plans and thought leadership collateral
Following financial services media trends and assisting in developing media outreach strategies; fostering strong relationships with relevant media and securing positive media coverage
Helping to design research initiatives, analyze findings and craft resulting narratives
Developing creative ways to engage with clients’ key audiences through digital and social media strategies
Conceptualizing and helping build content collateral, such as infographics, eBooks and videos
Exhibiting exceptional client service and working directly with clients on day-to-day activities
At the SAE level especially, mentoring and training junior staff members, helping them to leverage their strengths and develop integrated marketing core competencies