European Public Relations Executive (Fluency in European Language) - Global Asset Manager

Stephen Bell Associates
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading global asset manager with a broad range of successful funds across both active and passive strategies. They have a strong commitment to responsible investing. They are hiring a European PR Executive to help support their growing European business. They are looking for a fluency in a European language (German, French, Italian or Spanish).

Key responsibilities include:
  • To protect and promote our client's brand and reputation as a leader in responsible investing by anticipating crisis management situations and identifying opportunities that will enhance the firm's corporate profile in Europe.
  • To establish and maintain a contact programme with key European journalists and thought opinion leaders. Find ways to develop strong relationships with them, whether by organising media events or calls, with the objective to raise our client's profile as a global leader in responsible investing, as well as the leading progressive and innovative asset manager in Europe.
  • To draft press releases, articles, commentaries, social media posts and other PR and communications documents to the highest standard and with a creative flair. Proofread all written materials to ensure that excellent written communication is achieved.
  • Work with key stakeholders to help identify opportunities and create engaging content for dissemination through external media channels. Carry out research on topics and gather information from a wide range of internal and external sources to identify news stories and news angles.
  • Help with day to day management of European PR agencies. Manage media enquiries including the supply of standard communication content and/or escalate enquiries with the team and stakeholders as appropriate. Host media interviews and brief spokespeople in advance, and help select and coach media spokespeople.
  • To monitor media coverage daily, and manage reporting on a weekly, quarterly and half of year basis. Manage, together with the other members of the PR team, the distribution of the weekly media coverage emails to stakeholders. Ensure that important media coverage affecting the business is shared with the relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, possess proven European media relations experience gained in the asset management industry (either in-house or agency), the ability to handle highly sensitive issues with journalists, excellent writing/editing and stakeholder management skills and the ability to prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines in a pressurised and fast paced environment. Fluency in one or more European languages (German/Italian/French or Spanish is desirable).