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PR Assistant Manager, Financial Services and Corporates

Date: Apr 19, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG has a busy, hand on, Media Relations Team which manages a wide range of issues. Our team works to maximise positive press coverage for KPMG and manage incoming media enquiries. The successful candidate will work closely with the Financial Services senior PR manager and KPMG’s client facing teams across banking, insurance and asset management.
This role covers a broad range of issues from personal finance to regulation, with the opportunity to prioritise and lead the PR for areas of particular interest. We want someone who is motivated by results, who can juggle a varied workload and who can bring a creative approach.

KPMG’s Financial Services practice is a high performing and high energy team; building a strong network and turning ideas into positive press coverage is the number one priority for the person in this role.

This role will also see the Assistant Manager working across a number of other areas and leading the PR independently for some of our busy client teams who support different sectors and industries.

Like every member of the KPMG Media Relations Team, the candidate would also get involved in the many high-profile corporate announcements the firm manages.


Responsibilities
- Support all areas of Financial Services with its profile, this includes banking, asset management and insurance
- Design and draft press plans, press statements, briefing notes and coverage reports
- Produce a weekly wrap up of the firm’s media coverage
- Be confident to answer the Media Relations’ Team phone.
- Tailor the firm’s global campaigns into content for the UK media
- Generate ideas for research and thought leadership that will build the firm’s reputation in priority areas
- Build a strong network both internally and with relevant journalists in trade and national press
- Support internal stakeholders with social media
- Work with the wider Media Relations Team to manage firm-wide issues
Skills & Experience
- Previous experience in Financial Services PR would be beneficial, but not essential
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Confidence in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders
- A passion for generating coverage and a strong work ethic
- An ability to translate complex issues into meaningful communications
- Strong team-player
- Willingness to learn and build an understating of KPMG’s commercial agenda
- Adheres to the firm’s values


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