Job Description

Corporate Functions – Marketing & Communications
As part of this team, you’ll work with a diverse team of innovative marketing experts who focus on the following areas: global brand management and advertising; global events and sponsorships; internal communications; marketing research; media and industry analyst relations; corporate and financial communications; internet marketing; recruitment marketing; client-centric marketing; and industry, service line and geographic marketing campaigns.
 
YOUR ROLE: Associate Manager, Media Relations, Australia and New Zealand
We are looking for a strategic thinker who will focus on generating Tier One media coverage and positioning in support of Accenture’s business objectives across Australia and New Zealand. The highly skilled professional will work closely with the media and marketing leads to ensure a holistic, integrated marketing message aligned to business needs. This person will report to the Australia and New Zealand Media Relations lead.

Responsibilities

• Work hand in hand with the Accenture media relations lead and the marketing team to develop and implement communications messages that are part of integrated marketing campaigns tied directly to key client issues and strategic business priorities.
• Develop, manage and execute communication messaging that builds a positive market image for the Accenture brand, improving our media quality score in the market.
• Work closely with the client account teams to increase proactive win announcements and client references to drive a strong and differentiated position for Accenture in Australia and New Zealand.
• Collaborate with the global Accenture corporate communications team to ensure consistency of global and local strategies and alignment of corporate interests across Australia and New Zealand.
• Facilitate formal media training for key Accenture executive spokespeople.
• Assist in local issues management (client, employee & corporate) in close collaboration with the Australia and New Zealand Media Relations lead and global issues management team to protect and enhance Accenture’s brand locally.
• Collaborate with social media teams across the company to promote targeted content.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with journalists in Tier 1 publications.

 

Job Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or other four-year university degree
• Minimum six years' experience in media relations/corporate communications (corporate or agency experience preferred)
• Minimum six years' experience analyzing, disseminating and communication complex information and developing clear "media-ready" messages
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.  Superior writing capabilities are essential.
• Proven ability to draft clear, concise and high-quality media materials including news releases, media Q&As, media pitch letters, bylined articles, op-eds, etc.
• Social media (blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) familiarity and skills required
• Broad understanding and skills in strategic marketing and communications
• Ability to interact and work closely with media contacts representing clients, alliance partners, third-party organizations, vendors, and others.
• Broad overall business acumen and knowledge of Accenture’s areas of business.
• Strong project management skills. 
• Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
• Passion for executing deliverables and programs that are of the highest quality, fully support Accenture’s business strategy and are in line with or exceed leadership expectations.
 



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About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 624,000  people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com

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Melbourne,Sydney

At Accenture, our philosophy is anchored in recognising that our people are multi-dimensional. We take an intersectional human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the company. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse to that end we are setting bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect information that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

Please read Accenture’s Recruiting and Hiring Statement for more information on how we process your data during the Recruiting and Hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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