Looking for a job which combines a love of innovation with all things political?
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Newsdirect provides fast-reaction alerts on the UK’s political proceedings with a particular focus on the devolved institutions. By combining clever people and innovative technology, we keep on top of every detail of the policy-making process. With a clear understanding of what our clients need to know, we support hundreds of public affairs professionals as they inform policy development and help shape legislation. Our clients benefit from fast alerts, informative briefings and the reassurance that expert support is only a call or email away.
We are offering a fast-track route to an Account Manager role within our political monitoring team. In this deadline-driven role, you’ll take charge of the information flow to a group of clients, using intelligence and insight to recognise and prioritise information. In the morning, you’ll scan and summarise the day’s political proceedings into tailored and general client reports. Across the remainder of the day you’ll be reporting live on parliamentary proceedings, monitoring the day’s news as it unfolds and writing blogs and policy briefings.
ACCOUNT MANAGER, EDINBURGH
37.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri, 08:00 – 16:30.
£18k/annum (first 13 weeks) rising to £19k, with a further uplift based on progress from April 2019.
Permanent with 3-month probationary period.
Apply by midday on Wednesday 27th June.
Applicants must be available to start by Monday 13th August.
Who are we and what do we do...
Our service is all about the intelligent scanning of the day’s news and political output. We hit the ground running early in the morning, getting eyes onto the daily digest of news, questions, motions and speeches, scanning each one for information that’s pertinent to our clients. Managing technology, text handling and fast typing are skills that are equally important as political knowledge and we’re looking for staff who like to work in an organised and collaborative way.
Our clients include large corporates, public agencies, influential trade bodies and high-profile charities. Our reputation is built on the talent and dedication of our research and reporting teams who work closely together to provide a seamless service. Staff training is of the utmost importance to us, with everyone participating in a structured development programme - from intern to senior account manager - with regular support sessions and weekly team meetings.
Job and person specification
We’re looking for a candidate who is already well-versed in the day-to-day workings of Holyrood and its proceedings. Some knowledge of the political landscape across the UK, including other devolved assemblies would also be helpful. The successful person will bring great communication skills, a love of learning, fast typing and experience of working in a close-knit team. You’ll also need to be tech savvy and interested in helping develop the systems that power our service. The induction and training process will involve shadowing an existing staff member while training up on client interests and the different monitoring tasks that happen simultaneously across each shift. This post is subject to a three-month training and probationary period.
Duties will include:
Skills & Knowledge Required
We’re looking for candidates who can:
How to Apply
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