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Media Relations Specialist-EMEA

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The Media Relations Specialist role forms part of an energetic and friendly integrated Corporate Marketing and Communications team based in London. The successful candidate will serve as the face of the Media Relations desk and will work as part of an engaging team covering Northern Trust’s asset servicing, asset management and family office businesses across Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC).

 

Whilst reporting to the head of media relations for EMEA and APAC the successful candidate will work closely with global marketing, media teams and PR agencies across the regions.

They will be responsible for building relations with key global financial media and supporting senior Northern Trust spokespeople across the globe. 

 

Additional responsibilities include:
 

•Pitching and facilitating media interviews and briefing and coaching spokespeople through message development and coordinating media training


•Writing and editing first drafts of  external media communications (including press releases, speeches, social campaigns) and coordinating associated approvals processes


•Tracking press coverage, managing regional metrics and providing monthly reporting for media relations


•Preparing presentations, tracking results around campaigns (i.e. Social Media "shares", re-tweets) and presenting the data to leadership, as appropriate, at quarterly meetings


•Performing general press office duties including distributing press releases, responding to media queries, internal media relations enquiries and proofreading media communications


•Taking ownership and fully executing on all general press office administrative duties including managing media contact database, media calendar, securing logistical arrangements for media events and interviews, tracking media clips, preparing coverage reports and overseeing PR agencies’ reporting


•Posting to the corporate Twitter handle


•Building relationships with key reporters in the financial industry


•Supporting media relations head in:  

- Managing PR agencies across the regions


- Creating incident and crisis communications


- Managing major media campaigns

The ideal candidate should demonstrate some of the following qualifications:

 

•Media and/or communications experience at either a PR agency or an in-house team


•Meticulous attention to detail with strong organisational and administrative skills


•Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritise tasks while meeting deadlines in a highly regulated environment


•Able to produce creative writing supported by cited sources such as previous work samples


•Willing and able to participate in a writing skills assessment


•An interest in the financial services industry


•Demonstrated passion and knowledge of media relations in the digital age


•Demonstrated understanding of the broader media landscape and the impact social media has on it around the globe


•A strong understanding of Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn


•Excellent written and verbal communications skills


•Demonstrated ability to plan and manage several projects across time zones simultaneously 


•Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in a global team environment and manage projects individually


•A university or higher education degree and/or professional qualification in media studies, public relations, English, communication or a relevant field                

 
About Northern Trust


For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.


We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.


Northern Trust proudly cultivates a diverse workforce, to serve our diverse client base. We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company. We encourage applications from the best regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religion.

 

As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

 

• $10.1 trillion in assets under custody/administration
• $7.6 trillion in assets under custody
• $1.1 trillion in assets under management
• $132 billion in banking assets
 

 

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Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
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    • APAC EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

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      Northern Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and other employment decisions at Northern Trust are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, record of offences, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

  • EMEA EEO Statement
    • EMEA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

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      It is the policy of The Northern Trust Company to afford equal opportunity in all phases of employment without regard to an individual's age, race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic tests and information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO poster (U.S.)EEO is Law Poster Supplement