EY Senior Communications Manager (Media Relations) - Sydney or Melbourne in NS, Australia

Title: Senior Communications Manager (Media Relations) - Sydney or Melbourne

Location: AU-NS-Sydney

Job Number: SYD002UX

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organisation running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

Join our Brand, Marketing and Communications (BMC) team and you will directly support and promote our brand and reputation. Through internal communications, public relations and corporate communications, you’ll provide a wide range of marketing and communications services to internal and external audiences. These include current and future clients, our current and future employees, alumni, regulators, the media and the communities within which we operate.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


About the opportunity

The Senior Communications Manager (Media Relations) will be responsible for executing elements of the firm-wide media relations strategy for Oceania.

The successful candidate will report to the Brand and External Communications Leader and will work closely with other members of the Brand and External Communications team, who are responsible for developing and implementing the firm's communications strategy to ensure messages are aligned to business objectives and market leadership aspirations.

In your role as a Senior Communications Manager (Media Relations) you’ll:

  • Day-to-day management, execution and implementation of allocated portfolios’ external communication requirements.
  • Work creatively in pitching stories to targeted media and work collaboratively with communications colleagues on specific messaging and services promotions
  • Provide hands-on support to leaders in relation to external communications matters, including media briefings, interview preparation, issues management, thought leadership articles and proactive relationship building.
  • Provide consultancy support to other areas of the business with regard to external communications processes.
  • Build and manage media relationships and act as primary point of contact for key editors and senior business journalists.
  • Proactive positioning and media support of EY, its leaders, priority programs, events and thought leadership.

About you

We’re looking for people with the following experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills
  • 8-10 years’ experience in a media relations role
  • Tertiary qualifications in communications, public relations or related discipline
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Ability to work successfully both independently and as part of a team, and to work with multiple stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to understand a complex matrix business
  • Proven ability to manage multiple agendas and meet demanding time frames
  • A strong understanding of news values and the Australian business media landscape

About us

EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world, to help create wider economic and social benefits today, and a strong legacy for a better tomorrow.

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