Consultant | Strategic Communications |

FTI Consulting - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Consultant | Strategic Communications |

About the Role

We provide our clients with a comprehensive view of strategic communications that leverages our integrated suite of services, including financial communications, corporate reputation, transaction communications and public affairs in all the major markets around the world.

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines to clients including strategic consulting, corporate communications and issues management.

The South African team advises both large international and national companies and brands on all aspects of corporate reputation including communications strategy, senior counsel, media relations, stakeholder engagement, thought leaderships and issues management.

We are currently seeking a driven communications professional at Consultant and Senior Consultant level to join this growing team to support corporate reputation mandates for some of our biggest clients.

What You'll Do

  • Assist in managing client relationships with senior supervision and help to creatively prepare and deliver the client programme

  • Develop professional relationships with clients and respond to their requirements for advice, deliverables and counsel when required

  • Attend and participate in client status and other meetings as part of the account team and lead elements of the meeting

  • Assist senior team members in managing accounts on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with clients

  • Maintain professional, credible and beneficial relationships and associations with the media

  • Maintain media lists, conduct media monitoring and analysis, prepare client media reports

  • Proactively track media opportunities for the clients and suggest responses for these

  • Distribute approved media releases, opinion pieces and other content to approved media

  • Produce first drafts of communications plans aligned to the clients' communications strategies

  • Demonstrate high quality original thinking around content development, writing and research documents from client briefs

  • Work alongside colleagues to ensure timescales and quality assurance are adhered to

  • Support senior management in ensuring team processes are in place and share ideas on ways to evolve these

  • Share industry and media insights across the team, based on journalist and industry contacts as well as thorough reading of the news

    Support Business Development:
  • Research potential clients and opportunities

  • Proactively network with media and potential client prospects

  • Work alongside senior members of the team on business development activities such as pitch preparation and delivery

  • Support new business opportunities and produce fresh ideas

    Team Involvement:
  • Share ideas and client information with the team

  • Share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues

  • Participate in learning and development initiatives

  • Develop relationships with other teams within Strategic Communications and FTI

    How You'll Grow

    Alongside opportunities to learn on the job from some of the leading professionals in the industry, FTI Consulting offers extensive internal and external training opportunities.

    Qualifications & Experience

    Ability to build strong rapport/relationships at all levels within FTI and client organisations

  • Displays gravitas, confidence and maturity, able to take the lead in team meetings

  • Intellectually strong, demonstrating an ability to deal with highly complex issues

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

  • Demonstrates energy and a desire to provide exceptional client service

  • Excellent team player with a positive and collegial focus

  • Previous experience in a PR agency role of three - eight years

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills

  • Time management and the ability to prioritise a varied workload and plan ahead

  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team

  • Takes a pragmatic and 'can do' approach

  • Ability to work well under time pressure

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in media relations, marketing, journalism or public affairs/politics

  • Some experience in an in-house communications or PR agency role

  • Exceptional writing and research skills

  • Strong media relations skills

  • Possess or have the desire to develop excellent contacts with the media

    Our Benefits

    Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

    • Competitive salary and bonus plans
    • Generous paid holidays and paid time off
    • Annual paid volunteer hours
    • Corporate matching for charitable donations
    • Free snacks and drinks

    About FTI Consulting

    What makes us unique? With more than 5,000 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

    FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

    FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

  • Requirements

    Min education
    University attendance
    Required experience
    8 Years
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    Employer name

    FTI Consulting

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