Oliver Wyman - PR Associate - Chicago
MMC

Chicago, Illinois

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About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC].

Oliver Wyman's thought leadership is evident in our agenda-setting books, white papers, research reports, and articles in the business press. Our clients are the CEOs and executive teams of the top Global 1000 companies.

Job overview:

Oliver Wyman is looking for a dedicated PR team member who can work with the Global Director of External Affairs to help build the Oliver Wyman brand in the Americas. In this role you will have the ability to work across many different practices to create exciting and new storylines for media focused on financial services, retail and healthcare.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media.
  • Work with various business functions to develop media pitches around content and IC awhile also having the ability to "newsjack" to position have Oliver Wyman partners as sources on breaking news
  • Write press release, media alerts, and other press materials
  • Secure and manage speaking opportunities for senior leaders in the Americas focused on key conferences/themes
  • Field copyright inquiries about using our data, content, expertise in media, universities or books
  • Brief and prepare spokespeople for interviews
  • Build relationships with partners
  • Expand and develop relationships with new media targets, especially key industry trades in the US
  • Work with social media team to leverage media coverage

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years' experience in public relations, either in-house or in an agency.
  • A track record of developing and delivering communication strategies is desirable, as is experience of working closely with journalists and responding to media requests.

Skills and Attributes:
  • Love and in-depth knowledge of PR
  • Strong media contacts
  • Strong initiative
  • Highly organized and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Level-headed in times of stress and crisis
  • Ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
  • Ability to take complex information and quickly turn it into useful information for reporters
  • Ability to understand and balance the risk reward scenario with media coverage and explain this to partners


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