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Date live: Feb. 08, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90377440

Contract: Permanent

Salary / Rate USD 170000 to 200000

Senior Media Relations Manager
New York

As a Barclays Senior Media Relations Manager, you will be a key member of the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) External Communications team, working within the team accountable for creating high-quality communications strategies for the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB). You will support the creation and delivery of the external communications strategy and plan, promote, protect, and defend the businesses’ reputation; and manage the delivery of external communications activity across a range of businesses, topics, and themes. 

Salary / Rate Minimum: $170,000
Salary / Rate Maximum: $200,000

The minimum and maximum salary/rate information above include only base salary or base hourly rate. It does not include any another type of compensation or benefits that may be available.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

•    Collaborating and executing on a comprehensive external communications plan which aligns to the business strategy
•    Planning global media strategy for Barclays’ Corporate and Investment Bank business through partnership with a global team and with key editors, columnists, and influencers 
•    Assisting in the execution of Barclays’ CIB strategic spokesperson strategy, ensuring our spokespeople can speak on a variety of corporate strategy and market landscape themes
•    Assisting with global Investment Bank awards processes, including helping with the pitch procedure
•    Determining and leading strategic media meetings with business spokespeople 
•    Offering support on monitoring, measurement, and evaluation of CIB media activity
•    Monitoring and evaluating media coverage relating to Corporate and Investment Bank businesses as well as assisting with quarterly coverage reports for the business

What we’re looking for:

•    Significant years of PR experience, gained either in a PR agency or in-house environment
•    Established relationships with editors, reporters, opinion-formers, and columnists at tier-one financial news outlets – primarily Bloomberg, the WSJ, Reuters and the Financial Times
•    Previous experience working in financial services and ability to understand technical subjects is a must
•    Excellent working knowledge of US national, regional and trade media, and of the US media landscape

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Economics, or a closely related field is preferred (but not required)
•    Experience in proactive and reactive media relations gained either in agency or in-house, covering a fast-moving, news environment
•    Experience delivering and executing creative campaigns and press office activity to build advocacy and reputation 
•    Established network of media contacts across national, broadcast, and trade press 

Where will you be working?

You will be working at our Americas Headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue. This 37-story office tower is located in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan and features a cafeteria, fitness centre and state-of-the-art LED signage on the facade of the building.


USD 170000 to 200000

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