Director | Technology, Media and Telecom | Strategic Communications

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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.

We are looking for a talented, ambitious, and passionate Director to join our award-winning team in London. Our TMT practice is proud to work with some of the largest, best known and most innovative companies across the world, but also helping ambitious start-ups and scale-ups grow to become tomorrow's giants. Our client list of FTSE 100 and large corporate brands gives us unrivalled opportunity to design, plan and implement world class corporate reputation management strategies.

We work at the forefront of some of the biggest shifts in global business, technology and society. Deeply immersed in our sectors, we bring strategic thinking, impactful execution, knowledge and empathy to our clients around the world. We strive to create a stimulating work environment, where individuals are empowered to thrive and be ambitious in their goals. Our work is rooted in honesty, respect, intellectual curiosity and a healthy sense of humour.

Our Director will oversee the management and growth of a portfolio of high-profile clients, motivating a committed and enthusiastic team and developing innovative strategies and programmes to support business development. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of managing client accounts. We value creativity and lateral thinking, and you will need to show both creative flair and a passion for helping clients navigate a complex and challenging stakeholder world.

A polished and articulate presenter, you will be at home both planning pitches and delivering presentations to diverse and exacting audiences, including senior leaders of global businesses. Strategic thinking is a must, and you will originate, manage and implement programmes that are effective across multiple stakeholders. You will be responsible for identifying trends within the communications landscape and will demonstrate an understanding of and/or best practice in areas such as integrated communications planning, issues and crisis management, social media performance, sustainability, purpose and ESG-related communications.

What You'll Do

Deliver to Clients
  • Lead on several programmes, including both retained and project work, ensuring that client programmes are agreed, and project plans are implemented
  • Bring fresh ideas and new thinking to client engagements
  • Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, manage accounts on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with client heads
  • Generate supportive media coverage for clients - with a great book of journalist contacts to create opportunities for your clients
  • Anticipate potentially challenging situations, evaluate alternatives and implement them (and work in a fast-paced environment)
  • Apply focus and commitment to client retention through exemplary service delivery
  • Helps clients identify and escalate risks in order to act and communicate with integrity
  • Understands and lives by FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice, and works with junior staff to embed these concepts within the firm's culture. (Additional information about FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here .)


Build the Business and support your colleagues
  • Support business development activities, both through growing current accounts and identifying and winning new business opportunities
  • Build our team reputation through excellent service and our team's success through generating new business opportunities
  • Nurture and grow your well-established network of clients and media contacts
  • Coach and mentor the junior members of the TMT team - whilst maintaining a professional, fun and supportive work environment.


Qualifications & Experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in a financial and/or corporate PR agency environment (or in-house communications role)
  • Capacity to manage priorities between multiple client assignments and firm initiatives
  • Excellent written and oral presentations skills - both in large group and smaller meetings
  • Have the desire to develop excellent contacts with the media and analysts


Preferred Skills
  • Prior experience in and a passion for TMT
  • Self-starter who thrives on high level of accountability
  • Sharp writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the areas of client service and project management
  • Developed ability to multi-task across client programmes, firm initiatives and sales opportunitie
  • Ability to direct a project from concept to conclusion
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to recognise, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias


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.


Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 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 www.fticonsulting.com 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.

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