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Media & Analyst Relations Specialist

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00526128

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- Job description

Role: Media & Analyst Relations Specialist
Location: London 
Travel: Occasional where required 
Salary: Up to £40,000 PA dependent on experience
 
Introduction: 
 
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. 
 
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
 
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
 
Marketing & Communications
Our Marketing & Communications team builds Accenture’s brand, protects its reputation, generates awareness of the company’s capabilities and services, and plays an integral role in supporting sales growth. Our teams are involved in a range of activities from advertising, media relations, PR, sponsorships, social media, internal communications to brand management and thought leadership initiatives.
 
Media and Analyst Relations
The Media and Analyst Relations team protects and builds Accenture’s reputation in the marketplace and raises awareness of its client projects and its views on key industry issues by communicating key messages via targeted media outlets. Working closely with out PR agency, this involves liaising with media to develop relationships and place stories, writing press releases, media pitches and articles, as well as reacting to news events. Additionally, the team is responsible for issues management and media monitoring.
Job Summary: 

 
This experienced Media and Analyst Relations Specialist will be responsible for driving media and analyst relations for Accenture. The role includes development and promotion of “Big Push” campaigns in the media to help prepare the landscape for lead generation and sales. The candidate is expected to work competently with both the UK and global corporate media and analyst relations teams. He/she will report to a UK Media Manager.
 
The candidate is expected to possess excellent writing skills, have a good knowledge of marketing and, ideally, technology media and will be able to offer sound professional media advice. The role will involve some industry analyst relations and issues management and management of a PR agency. The role will primarily support media and analyst relations for two of the company’s business units: Accenture Digital and Accenture Technology, which help clients achieve digital transformation and demystify disruptive technology trends.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
  • Proactively drive media coverage in the UK.
  • Deliver and execute local media plans to publicise work of Accenture in target media.
  • Provide timely responses to media and analyst requests. Liaise with and support colleagues in UK and globally to provide answers.
  • Offer professional media advice to UK and global media colleagues and internally to stakeholders.
  • Manage and develop professional working relationships with key journalists and clients.
  • Provide media coaching and training for our spokespeople where necessary.
  • Work closely and manage relevant relationships with our PR agencies.
 
 
Relationships: 
 
Reports to:                                 UK Media and Analyst Relations Manager
 
Supervises:                                 PR Agency  
 
External Relationships:          Media, Analysts, Clients, Third Party Vendors, Suppliers
 

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • In the role, you will need to demonstrate:
    • Understanding of Accenture’s area of business and overall business strategy.
    • Understanding of and ability to execute strategic PR and communications techniques.
    • Good relationships with UK media.
    • Understanding and ability to apply message development skills.
    • Understanding of business and technology marketplace.
    • Project management skills.
    • Ability to develop and apply creative, workable solutions to project-related issues.
    • Strong oral and written communications skills.
    • Ability to work independently.

What’s in it for you?

All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. 

 

On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

 

What are the next steps?

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

 

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

 

Closing Date for Applications 25/11/2017

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

 

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