The Media Relations Specialist role forms part of an energetic and friendly integrated Corporate Marketing and Communications team based in London. The successful candidate will serve as the face of the Media Relations desk and will work as part of an engaging team covering Northern Trust's asset servicing, asset management and family office businesses across Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC).
Whilst reporting to the head of media relations for EMEA and APAC the successful candidate will work closely with global marketing, media teams and PR agencies across the regions. They will be responsible for building relations with key global financial media and supporting senior Northern Trust spokespeople across the globe.
Additional responsibilities include:
Pitching and facilitating media interviews and briefing and coaching spokespeople through message development and coordinating media training
Writing and editing first drafts of external media communications (including press releases, speeches, social campaigns) and coordinating associated approvals processes
Tracking press coverage, managing regional metrics and providing monthly reporting for media relations
Preparing presentations, tracking results around campaigns (i.e. Social Media "shares", re-tweets) and presenting the data to leadership, as appropriate, at quarterly meetings
Performing general press office duties including distributing press releases, responding to media queries, internal media relations enquiries and proofreading media communications
Taking ownership and fully executing on all general press office administrative duties including managing media contact database, media calendar, securing logistical arrangements for media events and interviews, tracking media clips, preparing coverage reports and overseeing PR agencies' reporting
Posting to the corporate Twitter handle
Building relationships with key reporters in the financial industry
Supporting media relations head in: - Managing PR agencies across the regions
- Creating incident and crisis communications
- Managing major media campaigns
The ideal candidate should demonstrate some of the following qualifications:
Media and/or communications experience at either a PR agency or an in-house team
Meticulous attention to detail with strong organisational and administrative skills
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritise tasks while meeting deadlines in a highly regulated environment
Able to produce creative writing supported by cited sources such as previous work samples
Willing and able to participate in a writing skills assessment
An interest in the financial services industry
Demonstrated passion and knowledge of media relations in the digital age
Demonstrated understanding of the broader media landscape and the impact social media has on it around the globe
A strong understanding of Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated ability to plan and manage several projects across time zones simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in a global team environment and manage projects individually
A university or higher education degree and/or professional qualification in media studies, public relations, English, communication or a relevant field
About Northern Trust
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients - from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.
We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.
Northern Trust proudly cultivates a diverse workforce, to serve our diverse client base. We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company. We encourage applications from the best regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religion.
As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:
$10.1 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$7.6 trillion in assets under custody
$1.1 trillion in assets under management
$132 billion in banking assets
Internal Number: 5628726
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