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Account Manager (Wales)

About us

Newsdirect is a political monitoring company offering a range of information, research and training services.  We specialise in fast-paced monitoring of the devolved institutions and our services cover Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Westminster.   Our team are energetic, fun and supportive of each other and our clients. We enjoy working in the midst of fast-breaking political developments and keeping our clients up to speed with everything they need to know about the world of politics each day.

What’s our objective?

Our clients rely on us to make a comprehensive daily check of all the political sources, policy influencers and parliamentary proceedings to spot the information relevant to their interests.  Every day we scan thousands of words and listen to many hours of live political discussions to find the references to our clients and their policy priorities.  Our team have to be highly-organised people and good communicators with the ability to produce accurate work to tight deadlines.  Does that sound like you?

What does an account manager do?

The role will require you to build a close working relationship with your client teams, be proactive in understanding their policy priorities and be responsive to requests for follow-up information and research.  Alongside these tasks, when parliament is sitting, part of your working day will also involve summarising live proceedings.

Who do we work for?

Our client portfolio is wide and includes connectivity, environment, health, social care, energy, culture, education and housing.  Our clients are public bodies, campaigning charities, national brands and trade bodies.

What skills are we looking for?

We are looking for a highly-motivated individual to join our team as an account manager, looking after a small group of clients and taking responsibility for researching and collating daily and weekly monitoring reports.  You’ll be a first-class writer with the capacity to skim large volumes of material quickly, with speed of decision-making and good IT skills. Applicants will ideally have some professional knowledge of the political institutions. We’re happy to welcome you into the team ASAP but if you have holidays booked or other summer plans, we’d be happy to work around those.

Salary and induction

We are offering a starting salary of £20,500 + pension. We give 20 days annual leave, 8 Bank Holiday and festive shut down days.  The role is suitable for home working and you’ll also have access to office premises in Cardiff Bay on the days you want to come in. The induction and probationary period will involve regular in-person days at our Cardiff office, which will be scheduled to suit the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Please download and read carefully through the job information pack (link) and follow the guidance on p4, How to Apply.  Applications which don’t follow the guidance on content and page limits will not be considered.

The deadline is Monday, 11th July at noon. 

Submit your application via the form below. PDF format is preferred. 

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An equal opportunities employer:

Newsdirect aims to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

 

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Why we are different

We disrupted the political monitoring market in 2000 and, though we're bigger and bolder now, we've maintained a person-centred process throughout.

Edinburgh

11 Tweeddale Court
14 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1TE

edinburgh@news.direct

0131 557 9999

Cardiff

Frazer Building
126 Bute Street
Cardiff
CF10 5LE

cardiff@news.direct

02920 090 693

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