Head of Corporate Communication Head of Corporate Communication …

William Blake Group
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Market Leading
William Blake Group
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Market Leading
Posted by:
Keir Hostler • Recruiter
William Blake Group
Posted by:
Keir Hostler
Recruiter
An excellent opportunity to join a leading Asset Management business as they continue their growth in the UK and Europe.

Key responsibilities

 

  • Execute the yearly media relations programme enhancing the strategic objectives of the business
  • Support the communication team’s overall strategy and objectives while identifying topics and opportunities to stand out in the media.
  • Implement proactive and integrated communication plans on owned and earned channels throughout Europe to allow for enhanced visibility of the company, its expertise and its strategy
  • Develop the corporate storytelling and bring forth creative and innovative ideas to reinforce brand power and attractiveness
  • Oversee execution and measurement of media relations initiatives
  • Develop bespoke strategies to target key reporters
  • Install dedicated media meetings and manage our global media events
  • Manage and challenge our media relations agencies to generate coverage both on a qualitative and quantitative levels
  • Be responsible for the creation of media relations materials : press releases, flash notes, Q&A, statements
  • Be responsible for the creation and update of the corporate documentation: brochure, website pages, corporate presentation, corporate talking points for employees, corporate Q&A
  • Grant consistency and compliance of corporate content
  • Develop a bespoke influencer reach-out strategy in all our countries
  • Develop and manage a digital media relations tool to report the media relations activity and enhance visibility.
  • Implement a European media clipping process
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify needs and opportunities and act as an advisor to internal stakeholders for media and public speaking
  • Manage crisis communication when necessary to protect the brand and our leaders
  • Carry out a permanent monitoring of industry and media relations trends
  • Deploy locally bespoke media relations initiatives supporting business objectives
  • Manage a media relations manager

 

My client is looking for an entrepreneurial, open-minded expert with a dedication to driving results and sense of ethics. The Head of corporate communication should be able to upgrade the function to support the company’s strategy.

 

SKILLS

 

  • Asset Management experience preferred although not essential
  • Demonstrated successful experience in corporate communication and

media relations for an international (European) company or in a media relations agency working for large companies in different geographies

  • Successful people management experience
  • Solid project management experience
  • Excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work on strategic level projects while keeping a strong pragmatic approach
  • Ability to translate messages and company priorities into communication actions
  • Good knowledge of the finance industry
  • Excellent oral and written English, other European language would be strongly appreciated (French, Italian or German preferred)
  • Intellectual curiosity, creativity and ability to think bold and out of the box
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in an international and entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the European media landscape (including key financial journalists) and local specificities
  • Proactive and team player
  • Result-oriented
  • Extensive knowledge in social media strategy
  • Previous experience in setting-up or managing a CRM platform, newsrooms and media relations dashboard would be appreciated
  • A sense of urgency to create best-in-class programs

 

 

Company Overview

William Blake Group is a privately-owned recruitment consultancy led by experienced members of the industry. We specialise in partnering with the world’s leading investment managers, placing experienced professionals into roles within Distribution, Finance and Fund Operations. Working in a consultative, client-focused and flexible manner, the team partners with a select group of clients to identify and hire diverse and talented professionals.

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