Communications Manager - 12 months FTC



9 April 2021

Kia ora

As a team of trusted business advisers, we partner with our clients to build long lasting relationships and solve important problems. Our people and values are what make us a leading professional services firm in New Zealand.

Our employees adopt the ‘follow your work’ principles. Everyone is tech enabled and embraces flexibility to enhance their wellbeing and work-life harmony, enabling them to make a meaningful difference through the work they do.

What would you be doing?

You will play a key part managing and executing the firm’s communications plans to deliver integrated communications and marketing campaigns aligned to the firm’s strategic objectives. As one of two communications managers, the role is responsible for providing best practice advice and creating communication that drives client and key stakeholder engagement.

Key responsibilities will include:

Developing, drafting and project managing communications and thought leadership materials and plans as part of integrated client development campaigns to meet client needs, drive strong stakeholder engagement and meet business objectives of lines of service and priority areas. Specifically, this involves:

  • In consultation with Sales & Client Development colleagues and partners and leveraging global and local insights you will be developing and managing communications to support key business and client development objectives
  • Advising partners and their teams and Sales & Client Development colleagues on integrated communications strategies and tactics that align with business and client development objectives and needs
  • Project managing end-to-end the development and release of PwC local and global thought leadership supporting PwC positioning and driving awareness of the firm’s expertise in priority markets. This includes end-to-end delivery of flagship campaigns and publications and production of all associated communications materials
  • Copywriting, editing, proofing and implementing a variety of external communications materials including media releases, client publications and communications, opinion pieces, research reports, video and digital content, visual materials, talking points and social media activities
  • Acting as a contact for media queries including building and maintaining positive relationships with priority media outlets
  • Working with PwC spokespeople to coach and prepare them for media and editorial opportunities
  • Ensuring that all communications and marketing activity and materials meet the firm’s brand standards including tone of voice
  • Identifying opportunities for PwC to lead discussions on topical issues and develop related media releases and opinion pieces.

What do you need to bring to the role?

  • At least seven years of experience working as part of an integrated sales, marketing and communications team, experience in an agency or professional services environment is desirable
  • Relevant degree (communications, journalism or marketing degree preferred)
  • Exceptional communication skills with excellent writing, proofing and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of mediums
  • Strong people skills with ability to quickly build trust, credibility and rapport with a variety of stakeholders across the organisation at all levels, in particular with executive teams
  • Experience in coaching spokespeople for a variety of media scenarios and situations
  • Client service mindset and practical results focused approach
  • Demonstrates a high level of energy, resilience, and motivation with a desire to achieve
  • A constructive approach to feedback and challenging teams.

Why is PwC a great place to work?

At PwC, you’ll have an unrivalled level of access to industry expertise and ongoing professional development both locally and through our global network of member firms. You will learn to work together with your teams in a way that is cutting edge. We aim to inspire, motivate and reward our people to succeed in all areas of their lives. We pride ourselves on creating a fun, respectful and inclusive culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths.

What next?

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Send us your application via the ‘Apply now’ link.

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