Janus Henderson Investors Senior PR Executive 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.

Title: Senior PR Executive

The Department

The corporate communications team is responsible for Janus Henderson’s external communications – this predominantly involves managing Janus Henderson’s public profile via media and journalist engagement. The team currently consists of five people:

  • Global Head of Communications - Who manages the team and has responsibility for overseeing all regions and Henderson’s corporate and financial (listed company) communications.

  • European & LatAm PR Manager – Responsible for European markets and to whom the Communications trainee would report.

  • UK PR Manager – Responsible for UK market including retail and institutional media.

  • UK Communications Executive – Primarily responsible for UK media as well as working with other team members as required.

Overview of the Role

Janus Henderson is seeking a Senior PR Executive to work within the UK press team. The role involves supporting the UK PR strategy for Janus Henderson’s retail and institutional business, profiling capabilities across all asset classes, and incorporating broader corporate and brand positioning as appropriate. Reporting to the Head of Media Relations, the role is firmly embedded in press team, involving a high level of coordination to support wider marketing campaigns, hands-on management of journalist relationships, press events and PR communications.

The successful candidate will be an experienced financial PR professional or journalist, with a strong understanding of the fund distribution market and relevant publications. The ideal candidate would also bring existing relationships with financial journalists and commentators.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and grow Janus Henderson’s profile and share of voice at an industry and corporate level.

  • Provide day-to-day media liaison

  • Develop interesting and compelling stories and collateral that strike a chord with business and trade media

  • Origination of press releases, newshooks and press statements

  • Identifying and managing issues as they arise

  • Monitoring and evaluating press coverage and developing metrics

  • Managing and planning press events, including press roundtables and corporate hospitality

  • Develop strong and positive relationships with journalists.

  • Become a trusted communications advisor to the business

  • Make use of digital media such as web cameras and social media in line with Janus Henderson’s digital strategy

  • Collaborate with other marketing communications functions across the business to assist in idea generation, providing input and support for promotional activity.

  • Monitoring industry press coverage and PR activity of competitor firms

Other Functions

Assumes additional duties as assigned

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven writing skills

  • Previous experience in public relations or journalism is essential

  • Ideally, financial services experience and a working knowledge of asset management

  • Proof of creative approach to communications

  • Knowledge and experience of online and offline media

Competencies Required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, combining the ability to build effective networks of relations within the business and with media

  • Understanding of the media environment and drivers of newsflow.

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Experience of meeting demands across a multiple of clients or business units

  • Articulate, confident, decisive, enthusiastic and a self-starter

  • Understand the need to establish effective objectives and priorities as well as management of expectations

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance trainingCompliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role requires the individual to:

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

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is 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.