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Director, Corporate Communications EMEA
VICE Media Group
3.4km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00149
Location
3.4km | , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Publishing
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • Media Relations
  • CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
  • PR
  • PRESS
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • MEDIA
  • Publishing
Description:

Communications supports and works across all of the lines of business of VICE -- Entertainment (Studios, TV, Digital, Pulse Films) - Virtue/B2B (creative agency and commercial) - Fashion/Beauty (Refinery29 and i-D) and News -- in order to provide strategic advice and counsel to deliver PR strategies and programmes. 

The function also works closely with the Executive Leadership Team and regional leaders, delivering corporate communications for VICE Media Group. A fundamental part of this role is navigating and managing crises and issues as they arise working closely with the appropriate internal functions including HR, Legal, Brand and other lines of business (LOBs). 

THE ROLE:

The Director, Corporate Communications EMEA is responsible for overseeing and driving all communications strategies across the region, managing the comms team sitting across Europe and providing senior input into the global comms function.

  • Develop an ambitious communications strategy for the EMEA region and implement it successfully in market

  • Work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer and VP, Corporate Communications US on wider communication strategy 

  • Connect with influential media outlets and journalists, pitch high-level stories for the business and identify opportune moments for PR activity in the press

  • Take on responsibility for business critical work including financial and C-suite communications.

  • Compose press releases, statements, background briefings and Q+As for a range of business topics

  • Identify and secure speakership opportunities for a range of executive, editorial and creative talent across the business

  • Connect with and counsel senior management across various lines of business on long term planning and crisis situations

  • Coordinate campaigns between the communications department and other internal teams

  • Oversee VMG’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work, working closely with the Chief People Officer and internal communications on marquee moments, including the release of VMG’s Diversity & Inclusion and Pay Equity Reports

  • Lead the EMEA team day to day, providing support, motivation and guidance alongside long term professional development.

YOU WILL:

  • Be a strong, self-starting leader with the ability to motivate others

  • Hold strong relationships across the media spectrum and have a proven track record for results

  • Have experience in counselling senior business leaders and feel comfortable offering feedback and guidance

  • Skilled in managing a remote team

  • Be confident representing yourself and the department in senior business environments

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and a strong ability to work on several projects at once

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong sense of responsibility during a crisis: you react quickly and decisively and communicate clearly with stakeholders

  • Have a sophisticated understanding of the media landscape in the UK and wider region

  • Have experience managing budgets

  • Adept at problem solving and taking an objective approach to ways of working in order to improve.

  • Have 10+ years relevant experience in a media and communications role, preferably in news, entertainment, corporate or digital.

Key skills:
  • Media Relations
  • CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
  • PR
  • PRESS
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • MEDIA
  • Publishing
Competitive salary

CONTRACT

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Role Type

37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Flexi-Time
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workplace
Hybrid Working (Office / Home)
Office Working
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
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