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Media Relations Manager - Security & Blockchain

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00662059

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Job Title;  Media Relations Manager - Security & Blockchain
Location: London
Salary: up to £65,000 depending on experience and excellent benefits 
 
 
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.
 
 
Accenture
Bring your big ideas and marketing expertise to Accenture and you may find that your career catapults to places you never imagined.  As a leader in management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, our teams work closely with clients to improve the way the world works and lives. Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.
 
 
As part of this team, you’ll play a key role in helping Accenture execute its strategy. 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.
 
Media Relations Manager, Accenture Security and Accenture Blockchain
We are looking for an action-oriented strategic thinker that will focus on generating Tier One media coverage and positioning in support of Accenture’s business objectives in security and blockchain. This experienced professional will support the global media relations strategy to drive our security and blockchain messaging and positioning in the market, supporting those Accenture strategic growth initiatives (SGI).  This person will report to the media relations lead for Accenture Security and Accenture Blockchain.
 
Some of your responsibilities will include:
  • Deliver and execute global/local media strategies to support Accenture’s business in key markets
  • Work with M&C and business colleagues to lead timely responses to media requests
  • Support and advise business leadership within a highly matrixed organization on media relations strategy and messages related to cybersecurity and blockchain positioning
  • Align security and blockchain media activities with the company’s global brand and with the relevant marketing teams' approach to collaboration and teamwork
  • Leverage content and thought leadership produced by the marketing teams and Accenture Research to reinforce Accenture’s leadership position in cybersecurity and blockchain
  • Work with key alliance partners in the Accenture ecosystem on joint activities to raise our brand profile with Tier One media
  • Effectively negotiate and build consensus to resolve complex challenges across teams both within Accenture and in outside alliances and clients
  • Provide media training support for our executive spokespeople as necessary
  • Drive creative and proactive media programs with our PR agency
 
TRAVEL EXPECTATIONS:
  • Travel nationally and internationally as required
 
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement.
  • You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects.
  • Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments, and collaborating with experts across the company
  • Access to leading-edge technology

 

CALL TO ACTION
Great things can happen—they already are. Come and be a part of the next level of high performance.

 Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or other four-year university degree
    • Significant experience in media relations/corporate communications (corporate or agency experience preferred)
    • Signifcant experience analyzing, disseminating and communication complex information and developing clear "media-ready" messages
    Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills.  Superior writing capabilities are essential.
    • Background or expertise in either cybersecurity or blockchain is preferred but not required.
    • Proven ability to quickly and concisely draft a wide range of clear, concise and high-quality media materials including news releases, media Q&As, media pitch letters, bylined articles, op-eds, etc.
    • Detailed knowledge of media relations process in general and Accenture’s media relations policies, including public disclosure requirements and restrictions.
    • Social media (blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+) familiarity and skills required
    • Broad understanding and skills in strategic marketing and communications, especially in area of specialization or crossing more than one functional/technical area.
    • Ability to interact and work closely with media contacts representing clients, alliance partners, third-party organizations, vendors, and others.
    • Broad knowledge of key issues and trends in and affecting the technology and business process outsourcing industries.
    • Broad overall business acumen and knowledge of Accenture’s areas of business.
     


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.
 
If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.
 
 
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 specialized 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
 
Closing Date for Applications 25/1/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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