PR and Social Media Executive

We have an exciting new role for a PR and social media executive to help ensure PR and social media is a major contributor to building the profile of the AJ Bell brand into one of the best known and well respected in the market – (aligned with our outrageous ambitions).

What does the job involve?

The PR and social media executive will work within the Brand and PR team to help co-ordinate AJ Bell’s PR and social media activity covering:

PR

  • Identifying placed article opportunities in the trade press and managing the production/delivery of the material from our spokespeople
  • Responding to information requests from journalists
  • Maintaining and developing press distribution lists and media contact programme
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists by co-ordinating journalist events, dinners and meetings
  • Managing press related contracts and subscriptions
  • Identifying case studies for use in national media and managing relationships with those customers
  • Manage and develop the media centre on the AJ Bell website
  • Monthly PR reporting

Social media

  • Co-ordinate social media content calendar for AJ Bell group accounts
  • Create content to proactively grow our social media presence and levels of engagement
  • Monitor our social media presence and provide responses to contact from customers, investors, press and other external parties
  • Feeding press related content into the appropriate social media channels
  • Monthly reporting on social media objectives
  • Co-ordinate social media activity with internal stakeholders, including:
    • Proposition marketing teams
    • HR
    • Customer services

Competence, knowledge and skills

Competence

  • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn, develop and progress
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organised and able to work to demanding deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • PR background or qualifications preferable

Knowledge & Skills

  • Good understanding of social media channels
  • Creative thinker
  • Practical approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to build strong working relationships and gain respect at all levels
  • Flexible and capable of working with multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience of liaising and communicating with colleagues from operational to senior management level.
  • Ability to use initiative to spot opportunities and implement improvements.

About Us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK, with over 418,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £74.1 billion. Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with an office in central London, we now have over 1000 employees and have been named one of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for three consecutive years.

In return for your hard work you will be entitled to:

  • 24 days holiday increasing up to 30 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Discretionary bi-annual bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid study support for qualifications
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity scheme
  • Bike loan
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Discounted PMI and Dental
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free gym membership
  • Free social events
  • Plus much more 
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