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Public Relations Intern (London)

BackBay Communications, an award-winning and fast-growing public relations, content development and digital marketing consultancy focused on the financial services industry, is seeking an Intern in its London office. There is the potential for permanent employment at the end of the three-month contract, subject to individual performance and agency needs.

Based in a vibrant office space in Soho and offering flexible working, you’ll be joining the small, friendly and driven London team of a Boston (US) headquartered consultancy with an exciting roster of top tier clients spanning financial technology, private equity, impact/ESG investing and asset management. This role provides an opportunity to build your media elations, social media, research, client relationship and campaign management skills, in a collegiate and supportive environment.

BackBay Communications, an award-winning and fast-growing public relations, content development and digital marketing agency focused on the financial services industry, is seeking an Account Coordinator to provide research, reporting, writing, media relations, and social media services to our financial services clients.

Capabilities/Responsibilities

  • Research conferences, reporters, editorial calendars, and awards using database tools, Google and Lexis/Nexis searches, and competitor analysis, and create lists and recommendations
  • Produce quarterly or monthly client reports using PowerPoint
  • Help manage clients’ social media programs, draft posts, use hashtags and links
  • Draft media pitches and news releases
  • Monitor print and online news, blogs and social media to identify client opportunities
  • Provide general assistance across client accounts

Qualifications

  • Proactive, smart, professional, organized, interested in business and economic news
  • Previous public relations, marketing or journalism experience is a plus
  • Research, writing and social media skills
  • Ability to use Excel, PowerPoint and social media platforms
  • Design capabilities a plus
  • Ability to work independently and with a team

Benefits

  • Collaborative environment
  • Growing agency with opportunities for advancement
  • Opportunity for full-time employment

Company Description

BackBay Communications is an integrated public relations, content development and digital marketing agency focused on the financial services industry, including fintech, private equity, asset management, and Impact investing/ESG. BackBay is highly regarded for its thought leadership initiatives and relationships with the major business media. With offices in Boston and London, BackBay serves companies across the United States and Europe, and elsewhere through strategic partnerships.

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@backbaycommunications.com with the subject line: London Intern – Financial Services PR. For more information, please visit: www.BackBayCommunications.com.

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