Janus Henderson Investors European PR Executive Fixed Term Contract in London, United Kingdom

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Corporate Title: European PR Executive Fixed Term Contract

Department: Distribution

Reporting Line: Head of European and LatAm PR

Location: London

Revised Date: January 2019

Regulated Role: No

In-scope of Knowledge & Competence (MiFID II): No

The Department

The corporate communications team is responsible for Janus Henderson’s external communications – this involves managing Janus Henderson’s public brand and reputation via media and journalist engagement. The team currently consists of four people.

The purpose of this role is to implement public relations strategies for Janus Henderson Investors, across its core asset classes including equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

The responsibilities are primarily centred on Janus Henderson’s core European and Latin American markets. The European PR Executive would be expected to take a supportive role in managing the PR agency relationships across continental Europe.

Overview of the Role

We are seeking a European PR Executive to work within the London based press team. The role will involve supporting the daily activity of the global communications team, as well as our external communications activity. Reporting to the Head of European and LatAm PR, the role is integral to the overall success of the team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain the brand recognition and reputation management of Janus Henderson Investors across continental European markets via public relations activity.

  • Promote the product range throughout its core markets and to assist and support our retained agency relationships in those markets.

  • Provide day to day agency liaison.

  • Write press releases, and press statements and manage translation services

  • Assist and support local press events.

  • Collaborate with other marketing communications functions across the business to assist in idea generation.

  • Encourage our investment managers and spokespeople to engage with the media to meet local PR objectives in the following jurisdictions:

  • France

  • Germany

  • Switzerland

  • Spain

  • Italy

  • Belgium

  • Netherlands

  • Luxembourg

  • Support our quarterly thought leadership report, the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, including; attending meetings with fund managers, proof reading the report, ad hoc tasks related to the report creation and delivery, arranging meetings and booking the relevant spokespeople for media work.

  • Manage the daily coverage clippings globally and issue our internal daily news round up.

  • Manage and issue the weekly internal news round up for continental Europe.

  • Manage the global bi-weekly news highlights internal email for all employees.

  • Save the global coverage in appropriate folders.

  • Where necessary working with Globelynx bids and ensuring that the fund manager is camera ready.

  • Manage and maintain the press sections of local language websites across Europe.

  • Provide day-to-day media liaison with our local PR agencies or directly with journalists.

  • Organise internal/external meetings as required and write up minutes.

  • Assist with the planning, delivery and execution of the European press day.

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in financial services public relations is essential, ideally within asset management.

  • European languages are essential specifically – German, Italian, or French as well as strong English language skills.

  • Proven writing skills.

  • Experience of managing agencies in different jurisdictions.

  • Knowledge and experience of continental European media both online and traditional media.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

  • Good Microsoft Office skills.

  • Experience of using the following systems/tools advantageous:

  • Precise

  • Globelynx

  • Kantar

  • Roxhill

Competencies Required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communicator.

  • Strong track record of working with PR agencies, able to execute and deliver media objectives.

  • Experience of working on multiple language projects.

  • Attention to detail, strong organisational skills, and diligence are all a must.

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and work efficiently where necessary.

Compliance Requirements

  • At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if you would like further explanation or direction regarding this

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.