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Senior Communications Manager-Asset Management

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - INVESTMENT MANAGEMENTBASED LONDON- HYBRID WORKINGExciting new opportunity for an experienced Media Relations or Corporate Communications professional with current/recent experience in the asset management sector to join a growing, high performing and established fund management businessReporting into the Corporate Communications Director, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the Corporate Communications plans across the UK, US and APAC markets on a reactive and proactive basis. The role will have a strong external communications/media relations focus though will also involve some internal communications. The role will involve a mix of both strategic planning and tactical delivery
Key responsibilities
· Develop, plan and execute communication plans to support the business across the UK, US and APAC regions.
  • Contributing to corporate communications strategy for the Group
  • Management and execution of dedicated communications projects
  • Manage day-to-day requests for comment from
  • Respond to media inquiries either directly based on approved statements or by drafting press responses
  • Brief spokespeople and arrange press interviews / background talks as appropriate in cooperation with the appointed PR agencies
  • Write press releases, reactive statements, Q&As and employee communication with fund managers and key business stakeholders.
  • Manage the internal schedule of intranet stories and ensure regular pipeline of stories.
  • Proactive identification and management of sensitive / controversial issues with the potential to affect the reputation of the organisation. Prevention and management of crisis situations relating to negative, or potentially negative, press coverage.
  • Develop and maintain network across the financial and trade press, while also working with appointed PR agencies.
  • Manage PR and media activities around local events, conferences and manager visits. Manage calendar and logistics for broadcast appearances of investment experts in London, New York and Hong Kong.
  • Pro-actively identify ideas for topical and news relevant thought leadership content for promotion through 'owned' media (website, social media) and placement in 'earned' media.
  • Collaborate with in-house Content team to produce articles and pitch for 'earned' placements with UK publications (in cooperation with appointed PR agencies).
Experience required
  • Experience in a pure media relations role or broader communications roles encompassing media relations and internal communications
  • Must have Corporate communications/PR experience from the asset management sector-with good relevant contacts in the trade and national press
  • Experience in wholesale/adviser and/or institutional channel
  • Experience of managing bothg proactive and reactive media relations activity
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Ideally you will have experience of experience of managing international communications plans-US and/or APAC would be an advantage
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to operate at both a strategic and operational level
Interested? Send your cv to Emma Jerome via the link provided

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