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Specialist - Media Relations

Job in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

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3 to 5 years

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  • University degree
  • 3+ years of experience in public relations or communications
  • Hands-on experience dealing with reporters, producers and other media
  • Background executing proactive communications initiatives – events, report launches, etc. 
  • Superlative oral and written communications skills, with a demonstrated record of writing communications materials (messaging, Q & A, statements, etc.). 
  • Demonstrated experience serving as an advisor to colleagues or clients – someone with the judgement and confidence to serve as an expert resource to colleagues and partners
  • Well-organized and attentive to detail, adept at managing projects large and small
  • Experience working with large, complex organizations, and a proven ability to balance the needs of different stakeholders
  • Team-builder and collaborator with evidence of an outstanding ability to build strong, durable networks


You will be based in Amsterdam or Brussels and will be part of our global Media Relations team, which oversees the firm’s media presence and handles proactive and reactive media for the firm’s leaders. You will work closely with the Media Relations team, the Reputation Risk team, Publishing colleagues, and McKinsey’s partners to implement a media relations strategy which builds and protects McKinsey’s reputation as a pre-eminent institution. 


You'll help manage a world class reactive media relations / press office function. 

This includes responding to incoming media requests, preparing the firm’s response and coordinating as appropriate with the Media Relations team and other colleagues, as well as pitching, arranging, and helping firm partners prepare for interviews with major global media.  Additionally, you'll monitor and assess media coverage, develop communications materials, help to manage a network of external media trainers and serve as a spokesperson for the firm.

You'll work with the Media Relations team and European Communications leadership to help develop and implement a media relations strategy across Europe to build McKinsey’s reputation and thought leadership. Furthermore, you'll build relationships with key editors and journalists, and cultivate media contacts. You'll also provide occasional support in organizing and executing public events.

You'll  work closely with the Reputation Risk team, help to anticipate, identify and mitigate issues that could affect McKinsey’s image, reputation and market position; assess the impact of these issues and manage incidents as they arise. Moreover, you'll ensure the firm can anticipate and actively address potentially damaging media coverage. 

Lastly, you'll support media activities for McKinsey’s Global Managing Partner and other top leadership, including assisting with scheduling / arranging interviews, developing briefing documents on reporters and other research documents and supporting the firm media team in developing messaging, Q&A and other communications materials.

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