Corporate Affairs Lead - BT Americas

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: 40th Floor, New York, United States

Company: BT Group

Corporate Affairs Lead

Location: New York City


About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.
We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.
So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.


About this role

You will serve as the primary contact for journalists and social media influencers and other external stakeholders, delivering against BT’s ambition to change its perception from a telco to a tech company. This means developing relationships with key media contacts as well as building alliances across industry, professional associations and among BT’s own experts and leaders. You will build awareness and a favorable image of the company and ensure BT’s business interests are represented through both coverage in traditional media and engagement in social media. You will manage internal communications in the region with a goal to improve employee engagement and work with the DI&S team on the delivery of their projects and programs in the Americas.


You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Provide timely intelligence and strategic communications counsel to the business - in particular BT Global’s senior management - on developments in the Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) as well as issues that could potentially impact on BT brand, both externally and internally
  • Accountable for developing the external communications strategy for the Americas
  • Own, manage & execute conventional and social media strategy across all key markets in the Americas, including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil
  • Support regional leadership team and MD with a clear messaging strategy for engagement with external stakeholders, including media, customers, partners and other key opinion formers
  • Advise the Americas and Global leadership on media and content strategy, including insights on current issues, themes and opportunities
  • Develop an internal communications strategy for the Americas
  • Support regional leadership team and MD with a clear messaging strategy for internal audiences, an appropriate channel strategy and content plan
  • Design and execute programmes to increase employee motivation, optimise ways of working and improve behaviours, in line with BT’s values and BT Global’s internal communications strategy
  • Liaise with the Global Corporate Affairs team for the regional execution of global initiatives – including change programmes, engagement initiatives and crisis management
  • Drive up and maintain employee presence in BT offices across the region through innovative engagement strategies


You'll have the following skills & experience

  • 10+ years of experience in a senior PR/media relations role in the global B2B space, with a proven track record in technology PR (IT, cybersecurity, telco, etc)
  • Degree and post graduate qualification in a related subject (e.g. Business / Marketing / Communications).
  • Excellent media contacts in the B2B technology space
  • Great track record in managing internal communications
  • Crisis communications
  • Experience in M&A communications
  • Superb written and spoken communications skills in English, (Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus)
  • Agency and budget management experience




BT offers a superior global culture that fosters health and wellness for their employees.  BT has kept employees informed with the latest updates during this unprecedented time and provided excellent benefit offerings to support employees and their families.


This opportunity is eligible for an annual bonus, a competitive base salary, comprehensive benefits and a generous vacation package.


BT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Existing authorization to work in the United States is required. 


Relocation support for this position is not currently available.


BT has implemented various health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19. As part of these protocols, BT colleagues may be required to wear face coverings, social distance, and share information regarding vaccination status. Certain colleagues may be subject to additional requirements based on customer and business need. BT will consider reasonable accommodations for medical, disability, or religious reasons.