AECOM Manager - Media Relations in New York, New York

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149902BR

Position Title Manager - Media Relations

Job Category Communications

Business Line AECOM Corporate

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - New York

City New York

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

AECOM Corporate

Our teams provide the strategic guidance that shapes the vision and direction for AECOM. We enable the success of our employees and our operations by ensuring they have the tools, information, resources and support they need to do their jobs.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a dynamic Manager of Media Relations to plan, develop and execute both U.S.-based and enterprise-wide media relations programs. Reporting to the Director of Media Relations, this role will provide support across business groups and functional areas and partner with internal stakeholders in a matrix organization.

Candidates must possess excellent storytelling and writing skills along with the acumen to advise internal/external clients on communications strategies and initiatives as well as contribute to crisis management and response. With long term goals in mind, will develop plans, messaging and tactics with an understanding of business objectives through:

  • Developing and executing public relations plans for key AECOM initiatives.

  • Securing media profiles, inclusion in trend stories and coverage of AECOM business leaders, journalists, projects and services by building strategic relationships with key stakeholders across all media channels.

  • Seizing opportunities to position key executives as experts on industry issues, addressing hot topics and significant news.

  • Bringing best practices to manage and guide the public relations team.

  • Demonstrating progress and measuring effectiveness of global communications plans to the business through presentations and reports.

  • Collaborating with the Enterprise Communications Team and the organization’s global marketing and communications network.

  • Managing strategic enterprise reputation programs including surveys and awards programs both within and beyond the industry.

  • Developing press releases and other communications vehicles to deliver news externally (e.g., pitches, backgrounders, press releases, key messages and blog posts).

  • Overseeing incoming media inquiries, global media relations calendar, media relations processes and press release approvals.

  • Providing strategic support for crisis communications and issues management.

  • Serving as spokesperson as supervised by Communications leadership and coordinate official response to media inquiries.

  • Assisting in managing public relations agency activities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Five to seven years of public relations experience agency and/or in-house environments with a proven history of working with/pitching reporters.

  • Successful track record of creating, implementing and managing programs and campaigns with measurable results.

  • Proven ability to lead initiatives, handle multiple projects simultaneously and have a critical eye for detail while ensuring deadlines are met.

  • Effective command of language and writing (communications plans, press materials, executive messaging/presentations, etc.).

  • Innovative, creative, proactive and confident thinker with extensive experience in issues management.

  • Proactive, energetic and engaging with the ability to positively motivate, lead, coach and develop the members of the media relations team.

  • Capable of building rapport, establishing credibility and working collaboratively across functions, business groups and geographies.

  • Degree in communications or related field.

  • Knowledge of financial statements/reporting or investor relations.

  • Passion for effective and influential B2B social media campaigns.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid contacts in areas of infrastructure, urbanization, real estate and financial reporters.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.