Role details

Media Relations Manager (m/f)

Basel   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Act as a credible spokesperson
  • Proven ability to communicate in situations of conflict, opposition and stress

About Our Client

Our client is a leading agriculture company that helps to improve global food security by enabling farmers to make better use of available resources. The aim of the company is to make a deep, lasting and positive impact in order to contribute to the long-term sustainability.

Job Description

- Execute integrated strategies that encompass multiple forms of communication: media, social media, stakeholder networks and internal stakeholders Promotion and protection of the companies corporate reputation
- Help to create compelling communications materials and identify stories that bring strategies to life
- Effective issues management in support of the companies freedom to operate and reputation management
- Media planning for functional and business leaders - including crop and asset heads
- Act as a credible spokesperson on a global scale
- Advise and provide counsel to leaders on media related topics and messaging
- Manage media requests in a strategic way
- Manage communications activities around key corporate events
- Advise and collaborate with a high-performance, global network of communicators
- Active engagement with existing and new media contacts
- Identification and development of stories to promote the understanding of the business and to enhance the reputation

The Successful Applicant

- At least 3 years' experience in corporate communication, media relations, PR or journalism
- Experience and appreciation of the agenda and issues critical to the companies reputation.
- Demonstrated track record in supporting and meeting agreed targets and providing timely reliable high quality deliverables
- Demonstrated track record of managing complex projects within an international multicultural matrix environment
- Proven ability to communicate in situations of conflict, opposition and stress
- Drive and initiative to continually seek/create and champion new ideas/concepts
- High level of strategic and analytical and conceptual thinking as well as follow through on implementation
- Demonstrated sound judgement when dealing with media
- Demonstrated negotiation and problem-solving skills
- Robust personality with ability to deal with ambiguity
- Strong commitment to teamwork in a complex and multicultural matrix environment
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both orally and in writing, and the ability to influence and persuade
- Fluent/native speaker in both English and German; at least one other continental European language desirable
- A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain open, candid and trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- University Degree - preferably Public, Affairs, Communications, Journalism or related

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will have the ability to create, evaluate and execute media strategies with agility in a fast pace environment through regular engagement with Executive Committees, while playing a central role in strategic initiatives.

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