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Communications Manager

Publicis Groupe
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Senior Executive
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About the comms team

We are an in-house team of 10, soon to be 13, whose job it is to build the reputation of Publicis Groupe UK and our agencies (and capabilities). We have close ties to the global communications team and specialist teams from other areas of the business so there is a good network of communications professionals, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within the team.

About the role

We’re looking for a communications manager to join the team to lead communications for Publicis•Poke and Leo Burnett, Campaign’s Agency of the Year. You’ll build strong relationships of trust with the agency leaders and experts, and work with them to build reputation among the right audiences, to attract the right clients and talent.

About the candidate

You’ll be a comms professional with lots of energy and ideas, natural gravitas and a track record of developing and delivering communications strategies to achieve results. You’ll be used to working with senior clients/stakeholders and earning your stripes as a trusted adviser. You’re a thinker and a doer, a strong writer, highly organised with experience of working in-house in complex organisations, or working in an agency environment, managing several clients. You’ll have a good news instinct, able to identifies opportunities and come up with new ideas. You’ll have a strong interest in creativity, trends and marketing.

Your responsibilities will include
  • Develop and deliver strategies to build reputation among target audiences.
  • Hands on media relations, pitching features, profile and opinion pieces.
  • Build and nurture relationships with target journalists.
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders from across the business to build trust and demonstrate the value of communications.
  • Write press releases, opinion pieces, reactive statements and Q&As.
  • You will lead initiatives and campaigns with support from the head of external comms and others in the team.
  • You will proactively source comment and other opportunities for spokespeople.
  • You will identify and secure speaker opportunities and panel opportunities.
  • Identify better ways to do things, constantly striving for excellence and efficiency.
  • Oversee reporting and evaluation for activity.
  • Internal comms support around specific initiatives.


Personal qualities and skills
  • Self-starter and proactive, you are happy working independently and taking the lead.
  • Organised, meticulous about meeting deadlines with excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to think on your feet, work in an agile manner and adapt to evolving needs.
  • A great communicator and collaborator with people of all levels.
  • Engaging, positive with an infectious enthusiasm, someone that people naturally gravitate to and want to work with.
  • A team player, with the ability to remain flexible.
  • Excellent written English.
  • Digitally savvy and passionate about communications.
  • Corporate and b2b media relations experience.

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.

If you have any adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.



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