Global Media Relations Assistant Manager
Job Description: Media Relations Assistant Manager
Team: Global Media Relations
Location: Blackfriars, London
The Global Media Relations team works to strengthen Unilever’s reputation as a purpose-led, future-fit organisation through earned media coverage.
This is an exciting role for someone who is passionate about working for a purpose-driven business, and eager to uncover and tell impactful stories that illustrate progress against the company’s strategy, and that showcase superior business results.
The ideal candidate will have a blend of creativity, agility, stakeholder management skills and attention to detail. The role requires exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Experience in media relations, particularly in a large organisation, is preferable. Strong judgement is key.
We’re looking for a newshound who thrives in a collaborative environment, with a genuine passion for the media - particularly across business, current and consumer affairs. You should enjoy consuming all types of media and have a newsroom mentality, monitoring key trends and the different stories journalists are writing.
Working alongside a driven and agile team, you will help to build a pipeline of standout stories, and leverage opportunities to highjack the news agenda, as well as support the effective running of the global press office.
This position offers access to senior stakeholders, a truly global perspective of Unilever, and the opportunity to work across many different areas of the business on stories for some for the world’s most well-known brands.
- Deliver a regular drumbeat of coverage on key focus areas, including supporting the company’s five new Business Groups – Personal Care, Beauty & Wellbeing, Home Care, Nutrition, and Ice Cream.
- Help to drive a newsroom mentality – including high quality media insight and spotting newsjacking opportunities.
- Help position Unilever and its spokespeople as thought leaders.
- Act as a trusted advisor to teams across the business, as well as prepare colleagues for media engagements – interviews, panels, roundtables, keynotes etc.
- Identify new media platforms and methods to get Unilever’s message across to external audiences.
- Help manage the global press office by taking part in a weekend press office monitoring rota and delivering daily coverage summaries (approximately one in every six weeks)
- Work with our PR agencies to deliver coverage.
- Corporate Affairs & Issues
- Business Group Comms teams - Personal Care, Beauty & Wellbeing, Home Care, Nutrition, and Ice Cream
- Functional Comms teams
- Content Team
- Sustainability Team
All about you:
- Delivery in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent written skills and attention to detail
- Creative thinking and ability to spot media opportunities
- Discretion when dealing with confidential matters
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.
Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’
In September 2020, Unilever announced the intention to build a new sustainable campus site in Kingston, London to house the employees who currently work in 100 Victoria Embankment in Blackfriars, Lever House in Kingston, Unilever House in Leatherhead and Graze in Richmond. We are creating our own Unilever sustainable, agile work environment, purposefully bringing us together in our own Unilever ecosystem. The campus is due to be completed in early 2025 and will consist of two interconnected buildings, as well as landscaped surrounding areas.
What We Offer
Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, free gym, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.
Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.
Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here[Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unileveropens in a new windowopens in a new window.
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