AECOM External Communications Manager in London - UK, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - London, London - UK
Please note, this is a maternity cover contract, likely for 12 months.
As an External Communications Manager at AECOM you will be responsible for managing and delivering our Media Relations strategy across the UK & Ireland. The post holder will also be responsible for promoting and protecting the AECOM brand with media stakeholders and audiences.
Working as part of the EMEA communications and marketing team, the key responsibilities will be to effectively:
Work with Head of External Relations to develop, manage and deliver PR programmes that support the growth ambitions of our business in the UK & Ireland
Produce engaging copy, spot news angles and transform technical information into arresting, accessible content that is interesting to trade and national journalists
Promote the profile of UK&I CEO, developing relevant content and commentary to raise his profile in the press and across social media.
Advise subject matter experts about external communications activities and secure buy-in from the business for PR programmes
Work across several business lines to support AECOM’s business, promoting our marketing campaigns and securing positive coverage in appropriate media outlets;
Respond to press enquiries, sometimes responding to very tight deadlines, ensuring that the appropriate response is provided from across the business;
Develop relationships with key journalist to ensure AECOM’s perspective is sought actively by media contacts;
Drive press releases, drafting and distributing content and seeking views from across a large multi discipline organisation;
Work with the Head of External Relations to design and implement crisis media relations strategies.
This will be achieved by:
Raise AECOM’s profile amongst UK&I clients through the media;
Develop, manage and deliver the UK&I PR programme through a range of external communications activities
Work with the Head of External Relations to arrange events; for example roundtables and thought leadership events, aimed at promoting AECOM;
Working as an integrated part of the marketing and communications team the role will involve planning and delivery of media stakeholder awareness initiatives such as events, site visits, conferences etc;
The successful candidate will have:
A proven track record in media relations, including thorough knowledge of the needs of a business of AECOM’s size and reach;
A proven track record of rapid responses to media enquiries across complex issues in either a large scale business, political or third sector environment;
Excellent writing and communication skills;
Experience of using social media;
Personal gravitas and confidence – able to earn the respect of internal and external interfaces;
The ability to digest and brief complex information often under stringent time constraints
Ability to provide fresh communications thinking;
- Degree or equivalent
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Marketing
Business Line Geography OH
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 221972BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.