Mercury - Strategic Communications Professional

WE ARE HIRING

The London office of US-based public strategy firm Mercury is currently recruiting media and communications experts to join our growing team. Individuals having between 5-15 years’ experience with media/press, communications and writing will be considered for roles. Direct experience in journalism is a plus. Experience with exposure to government, politics or political campaigning is a plus. International experience is a plus.

Job details:

Mercury maintains an entrepreneurial culture and combines the quality of a boutique agency with a global reach. The perfect candidate will be a self-starter who can work collaboratively in teams but also manage their own workstreams.

About Mercury:

Mercury is a high-stakes public strategy firm. We provide results for leading companies, advocacy groups, governments, political parties, NGOs, and prominent public figures. Our firm features exceptional, proven talent from media, business, government, and politics.

Key tasks of the role:

  • Play an integral role in the success of accounts, with a focus on delivering value for clients.
  • Help devise and execute media and communications strategies along with account teams.
  • Engage diverse stakeholders across media, international affairs, think tanks and government/politics.
  • Provide support to clients on campaigns, issues and crises.
  • Support business development as required.
  • Support and mentor more junior staff and interns as required.
  • If assigned, lead client account teams.

Skills required:

  • Media/media relations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • An international outlook.
  • Ability to travel internationally, as needed.
  • Attention to detail, reliability and follow-through.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, high-pressure scenarios.

Experience required 

  • 5-15 years’ experience with media/press, communications and writing is required.
  • Direct experience in journalism is a plus.
  • Experience with exposure to government, politics or political campaigning is a plus.
  • International experience is a plus.

Start date:

We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible. We may conduct interviews and offer the position to the right candidate before the closing date.

How to apply:

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected].

Closing date for applications is the 18th January 2021.

Please mention in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.