PwC, Communications Manager - Economics & Purpose

Location
London
Salary
£DoE
Posted
08 Feb 2019
Closes
08 Mar 2019
Ref
34622BR
Industry
PR
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the role

We are looking for a communications manager with media relations expertise to join PwC’s purpose team in Corporate Affairs.

A large part of the role will be leading external and internal communications for PwC’s economics practice, renowned for its research on issues shaping our times including the impact of robotics on jobs, workplace diversity and youth employment.

PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems and the team is responsible for ensuring that this is reflected in what we say and do, the stories we tell and how we position the firm with our people and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will work with internal stakeholders to define strategy, messaging and priorities, helping identify opportunities for research and commentary.

You will also be involved in broader initiatives that bring PwC’s purpose to life and exemplify what the firm stands for. Ensuring PwC communications feel true to Purpose is also an important aspect.

Role responsibilities

  • Managing external and internal communications for the economics team
  • Developing strong relationships with stakeholders to proactively generate stories that enhance PwC’s profile
  • Managing a high volume of media enquiries and regular proactive and reactive commentary on new data and external announcements
  • Advising on potential research topics that are relevant to the firm and support its purpose
  • Building strong relationships with relevant journalists
  • Simplifying complex analysis for a consumer audience
  • Developing strategic communications plans for key stakeholders
  • Ensuring integrated communications across different channels - including social media strategies and content
  • Project managing major campaigns
  • Raising internal awareness and understanding of PwC's purpose, working on related initiatives with team members


Role Requirements

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be confident building relationships across all levels of the business
  • An excellent communicator and writer, able to develop engaging and innovative content across multiple channels and adapt their writing style for different voices
  • Enjoy working under pressure, producing commentary quickly on unexpected announcements
  • A self starter who is creative and able to act on their own initiative to develop content from scratch
  • A team player, who is able to collaborate with people across Corporate Affairs to maximise impact
  • Intellectually curious; interested in current affairs, economics and markets, with a keen eye for the news agenda
  • Be proactive, flexible and positive in their attitude and approach to work, and their approach to their own development
  • Show sound judgement (eg in relation to the political context) and recognise when it is necessary to consult with others
  • Have proven media relations experience (PR or journalist) and a track record in delivering high quality media/digital campaigns


About Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs was formed in 2017 to ensure we have a distinctive, coherent and aligned market presence. It includes Communications, Investor Engagement, Reputation and Regulation and Secretariat teams.

We provide strategic counsel to leaders across PwC. Our aim is to make an impact in the market on issues that matter to our stakeholders and support the firm’s strategy, and to safeguard the reputation of the firm.

Corporate Affairs is structured into five themes engagement, change, growth, purpose and reputation. Each theme combines specialists from across corporate affairs such as media, internal communications and digital specialists.

Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here.

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here.

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