Financial PR Consultant

Role Overview

We are looking for a consultant who is comfortable in day to day client contact and in managing client relationships where appropriate. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the senior team members in giving day to day financial and business communications counsel. There will also be a significant involvement in the business and client research and analysis, where an incisive mind will be an advantage.

 

You will be responsible for coordinating media and analyst relations activity. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the media, communication and business skills to run accounts. You will be fully participating in the development of new business proposals and pitch presentations. You are required to work well under pressure, providing a high quality day-to-day delivery of client programme, ensuring efficiency and cost effectiveness. The right candidate needs to have financial PR experience and be strong at drafting and summarising complex situations for internal and external audiences. This would give the candidate the opportunity to develop advisory skills and growing awareness of regulatory best practice, together with extending their City relationships and network.

 

Responsibilities

Core

  • Comfortable in day to day client contact and manages relationships where appropriate
  • Provide advice and guidance to clients
  • Ensures efficient, high quality day-to-day delivery of client programme
  • Drives and coordinates media and analyst relations activity
  • Drafts written materials that are well-informed and audience appropriate, requiring minimal amends from team members
  • An increasing understanding of the media, communication and business skills needed to run accounts
  • Fully participates in the development of new business proposals and pitch presentations
  • Able to post on social media for clients with minimal supervision
  • Plans and manages the organisation of client events
  • Recognises a crisis situation and knows how to escalate response
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital communications and an ability to carry out research and monitoring on behalf of clients for issues and opportunities

Capital Markets

  • Able to draft straightforward regulatory press release to a good standard
  • Outline understanding of how to read financial statements
  • Able to organise and run a results day
  • Able to handle Newswire announcements and manage sign off process
  • Developing advisory skills and growing awareness of regulatory best practice
  • Able to judge a material price sensitive issue and seek senior counsel
  • Able to conduct feedback reports
  • Comfortable pitching to certain media

Commercial

  • Proactively looks for opportunities to add value to day-to-day client programmes
  • Understanding of financial controls and budgeting procedures on the accounts worked on
  • Manages time effectively, recognises when clients are being over-serviced and escalates this to account lead
  • Networks and acts as an ambassador for Instinctif Partners outside of the organisation

Team/ Personal

  • Share responsibility for the development of more junior team members including taking the time to coach on-the-job and proactively flagging areas for development with line managers on an on-going basis
  • Adopts a work style that is positive and motivated and focused on quality delivery at all times
  • Fully participates in Instinctif Partners Academy of Excellence at the agreed level and seeks any other appropriate opportunities for personal development