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Group Senior Media Relations Manager-Financial Services

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  • Sector:

    Financial Services, Banking

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus,bens

  • Contact:

    Emma Jerome

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Emma Jerome




Our client a highly successful financial services business is looking for a senior level media relations professional to join the growing media relations team in this newly created Group Media Relations role.

You will need solid recent media relations experience ideally from a financial services and/or banking background. You'll be able to operate at a strategic level within media relations, with a proactive approach to building strong relationships with key financial journalists in the UK national press.

  • Develop and deliver reactive and proactive media relations including leading PR campaigns, preparing communications materials, writing press releases, managing media issues and working collaboratively with PR agencies
  • Manage media relations activity for the ExCO including the CEO
  • Advise senior stakeholders on media relations issues
  • Help the business to maintain share of coverage
  • Advising on business decisions when there is potential reputational impact.
  • Supporting the development of a media relations strategy to deliver key long term strategic messages externally.
  • Act as a senior spokesperson
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with a range of journalists

Experience required

  • Senior level experience in handling Corporate Media relations activities at a Group level within a financial services or banking environment
  • Experience developing media relations plans and strategies
  • Experience in financial calendar reporting is preferred
  • Strong relationships with UK based financial journalists in the national newspapers
  • Proactive approach to building strong relationships with the press/journalists
  • Strong stakeholder management skills-with the ability to build strong relationships with C-suite executives
  • Experience in sensitive issues management
  • Experience in senior executive media and stakeholder engagement programmes

Please send your cv to Emma Jerome via the link provided

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.