Media Relations Placement London 2024

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AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €842bn in assets as at the end of September 2023.

As of the end of December 2023, AXA IM employed over 2,700 people around the world, operated out of 23 offices across 18 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.

We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically skilled but also globally minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company. Employing the best professionals from the widest possible talent pool is at the heart of our strategy of delivering excellent quality of service to our diverse clientele.

The role

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience in media relations/PR?

Or do you want to learn more about the asset management industry, responsible investment and sustainability topics?

We have a great opportunity for an undergraduate with excellent writing and organisational skills to join our media relations team at one of Europe's largest asset managers.

You will be an integral part of our team from day one and will work closely with our London and Paris teams. Our Corporate Communication department brings together roughly forty employees across six departments:

  • Media relations
  • Internal communication
  • Corporate messaging
  • Brand and advertising
  • Web and Social Media

The role of the media relations team is to:

  • increase the visibility and reputation of AXA IM in the media
  • support the company's strategy and its implementation, to reinforce the understanding of AXA IM's role and ambition to an external audience
  • position the company as a thought leader in its sector of activity on various topics (e.g., responsible investment, active long-term manager)
  • protect the brand and the reputation of the company, especially in times of crisis and handling of sensitive issues.

Description of the department

The Corporate Communication Department of AXA IM brings together roughly forty employees across six departments:

  • Media relations
  • Internal communication
  • Corporate messaging
  • Brand and advertising
  • Web and Social Media

The role of the media relations team is to:

  • increase the visibility and reputation of AXA IM in the media (print and web)
  • support the company's strategy and its implementation, to reinforce the understanding of AXA IM's role and ambition to an external audience
  • position the company as a thought leader in its sector of activity on various topics (e.g. responsible investment, active long-term manager)
  • protect the brand and the reputation of the company, especially in times of crisis and handling of sensitive issues

The main responsibilities of the role

  • Assist in drafting communications materials (press releases, market comments, briefing documents)
  • Assist in helping prepare our spokespeople for interviews with journalists e.g., compiling briefing notes and organising media trainings
  • Helping with ad-hoc and regular projects in London and Paris
  • Manage incoming requests from journalists
  • Lead the global quarterly reporting of our media relation s achievements alongside our external agency
  • Contribute to ideas, content and solutions to help develop AXA IM’s visibility in the media -- Position the company as a thought leader in its sector of activity on various topics (e.g., responsible investment, active long-term manager)
  • Compile, track and distribute media coverage and assist with maintaining media contact lists
  • Update media documents, including distribution lists and spokesperson biographies
  • Help organise press events (drafting invitations with the help of our Design team, logistics, presentation material, spokespeople briefs etc.)
  • Update the website with new publications (comments, press releases)
  • -Manage and track invoices

Profile

  • Currently undertaking a bachelor’s degree.
  • This internship requires strong writing skills. You will also need to be very organized and able to juggle multiple and shifting priorities whilst being aware of deadlines.
  • It would suit a proactive self-starter who’s curious, eager to learn and with excellent attention to detail.
  • Confident with a strong work ethic.
  • Interested in the financial sector
  • Advanced Microsoft Office

About AXA

The AXA Group is a global leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 105 million customers in 62 countries.

We protect and advise our clients at every stage of their lives, offering products and services that meet their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, savings and asset management.

At AXA IM we are investing with a clear purpose – to make the world a better place. We act for human progress by investing for what matters. Our conviction-led approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and core asset classes. We are already entrusted by our clients with more than €887 billion in assets.

AXA IM is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage candidates with disabilities or any other protected characteristic to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, when needed, to apply for a position or to perform essential job functions.

What We Offer

We are committed to offer you an environment where you can:

  • Grow your potential: Be part of a forward-thinking business with internal opportunities and personalized learning paths available to help constantly develop your skills and abilities.
  • Shape the way you work: Work for a company which is highly committed to providing flexibility & balance to its employees, offering you a large range of benefits (hybrid working, competitive health benefits, among many others.).
  • Thrive within a diverse community: Play a role within a responsible company that actively recognizes and values individual differences in a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Move the world forward: Join a responsible employer that acts in favor of societal and environmental causes as an investor, insurer and company, notably through the AXA Heart in Action association. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will celebrate your arrival by planting a tree.
DEADLINE 7th April 2024