Media and External Communications Manager, CCIR (Corporate Communications and Investor Relations)

About the Role:

A Media and External Communications Manager is required to support Macquarie’s Banking and Financial Services (BFS) Group, which comprises Macquarie’s retail banking and financial services businesses, through engagement with media and other external stakeholders. 

As a business-aligned role within Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, this role is a maternity leave cover.  It is a key "go to" point for BFS’ three business divisions for their media and external communications requirements. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • providing a day-to-day contact point for BFS businesses on media matters, and working closely with the BFS social media team
  • proactive media engagement to assist in the positioning and promotion of BFS and its businesses/ products, primarily with trade media
  • drafting materials, including media releases, to a high standard
  • working on issues management activities, where required
  • reviewing external materials to ensure risks are mitigated and quality upheld
  • liaising with Macquarie’s central corporate communications team to ensure a consistent and collaborative approach.

About You:

This role requires a practical and hands-on approach to media and external communications activities, and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a busy team environment.  To be successful, you will have:

  • a minimum of five years communications experience, ideally within financial or professional services
  • strong written and verbal communication skills, and high attention to detail
  • a collaborative work style as part of a busy team, while also working autonomously on key tasks
  • outstanding stakeholder management skills
  • a high level of professionalism and diplomacy
  • the ability to think and react quickly as the situation requires
  • enthusiasm, a keenness to learn and a results orientated approach to work.

About Us:

Corporate Communications’ Media and External Communications is a central team which manages the way Macquarie is presented to the media and the broader communities in which we operate. Responsible for Macquarie’s media and a range of broader communications activities, this team works on proactive media engagement and strategy, issues management and on a variety of interactions with external stakeholders.

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