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Media Relations Associate, EMEA

The opportunity

My client is a global investment bank with a leading footprint in M&A activities internationally. This role will sit in expanding the EMEA Communications and Marketing team based in central London, with a focus in strategic media and public relations initiatives for the organisation.

Your responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Communications, you will:

  • Collaborate with media and public relations team to enhance the company's visibility in the financial trade media.

  • Handle inquiries from journalists, proactive pitching for story ideas (which includes content marketing pieces produced by the firm) and interviews, as well as secure earned media coverage that align with the company's communications and marketing objectives.

  • Create and maintain media contact lists, and manage inbound media inquiries through the relevant media relations team’s channels (email and voicemail).

  • Analyse the firm's global media coverage, sharing and highlighting relevant information with the internal audience as needed.

  • Highlighting media successes on the corporate website and LinkedIn page in collaboration with the marketing team.

The ideal candidate

You will have at least 3 years of experience having worked in a media relations/PR role, either in house or agency. You will be comfortable speaking to journalists and pitching for news stories. Experience in a financial services sector or working with clients within finance is ideal.

Due to a high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will get in touch if you are successful in your application.


VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is an Inclusive+ Recruiter.