International Media Relations Manager
What's the role?
The International media relations manager serves to hone Hilti’s profile in regional/international daily and trade press while conveying our trade and technology expertise to current and potential customers as well as to the public at large. You will report directly to, and work closely with, the head of Corporate Communications and work with worldwide communication colleagues.
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.
With some 29,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
What does the role involve?
The international media relations manager develops an international press strategy for Hilti Group and actively communicates in relevant media worldwide. You produce media content, write press releases and develop press campaigns. You serve as the initial point of contact for international inquiries and interview requests, prepare press events and conferences and furthermore evaluate and report coverage and development of press activities. Being a media professional, you support the top management through media coaching and advise units on international press activities. The position affords a high degree of independence and creative freedom and offers interesting developmental possibilities while working in a global corporate environment.
What do we offer?
Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.
We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.
Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, these may include day care for your kids or a free in-house gym.
Why should you apply?
We offer a senior role in our Corporate Communications team with high exposure to top-management and the international communications community. If you see yourself in such a role and still like to produce media related content on your own, we highly appreciate your application.
What you need is:
- Concluded studies at a university or school of higher education
- Several years of experience in the area of external communications and media relations with an international company, in journalism and/or in a PR agency
- Excellent written and spoken abilities (in both English and German) and a highly-developed feel for language
- Proven experience and practical service in writing texts, articles and speeches for top management
- Analytical thought processes and conceptional skills
- Ideally: strong contacts to key international media
“There’s a real family spirit and you can literally knock on any director’s door at any time. Also your line manager will work very hard to help you develop your skills, both professionally and personally.”