Associate Director International Affairs, London
Position Overview and Responsibilities
Our International Affairs unit operates across all of our practices to deliver campaigns for foreign governments, multilateral organisations and companies addressing international issues. In 2018, it worked with every FHF London practice and more than a dozen FleishmanHillard offices globally.
As an Associate Director you will develop and implement strategic communications and issues management programmes for government, NGO and corporate clients on geopolitical, economic and humanitarian/development issues. Working closely with the Partner-level Head of International Affairs, you will have an important role in one of FHF’s growth areas.
You will be a client lead on media relations, stakeholder engagement and public affairs campaigns, with responsibility for advising clients, actively managing client relationships and ensuring teams deliver to the highest standards. In addition to retaining and growing clients, you will also play an active role in developing our International Affairs offering and generating new business.
You will have the opportunity to collaborate with teams across FHF and with other FleishmanHillard offices to draw upon the best expertise for clients. This will include mentoring junior and mid-level team members, helping them to expand their contacts and networks and develop further knowledge of International Affairs work.
We want to hear from you if...
- You have a background in developing creative, strategic and innovative programmes that both manage issues and crises and promote positive messages on behalf of clients.
- Have extensive experience in communications programmes on behalf of governments, multilateral bodies or NGOs, ideally addressing issues such as trade and investment, disputes, international development or Brexit.
- You are knowledgeable of the UK and European political and economic landscape, including relevant stakeholders and influential organisations.
- You are skilled in media relations across business/financial, political and international topics.
- You have strong writing skills and an understanding of the use of creative content to advance campaigns.
If this sounds like you we'd love to discuss further!
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Awards – just some or our awards include – Top 50 Companies for Executive Women 2010-2016 | NAFE, Gold for Best Use of Social Media Measurement, 2016 | AMEC Awards, Silver for Best Strategic / Creative Development of a New Brand, 2016 | Transform Awards Europe. International Consultancy of the Year, Global Agency of the Year and Large Agency of the Year in 2014 by PR Week, as well as European Consultancy of the Year for the second year running by the Holmes Report. We have also been named “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2013; Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”; and The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global “Public Affairs Agency of the Year.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.
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FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.
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