Media Relations Manager - Maidenhead, United Kingdom
**Media Relations Manager – Public Sector Organisation – Permanent – competitive per annum+ benefits - London**
We are currently recruiting for a Media Relations Manager to work for our client who is a public sector organisation supporting the Groups HR division based in London. You will have the opportunity to develop your media relations skills in a high-profile and fast-paced corporate environment. Also be part of the team executing our crisis communications plans, and participate in a press office rota.
Prepare accurate and timely responses to media enquiries by phone and email.
Work with colleagues from across the company’s divisions to anticipate issues and prepare to address them
Write press releases as required.
Oversee the company media monitoring agency, checking the daily news alerts for accuracy and quality, and keeping internal distribution lists up to date.
Develop proactive media relations announcements, identifying new opportunities to profile the business, its businesses and its people across national, regional and key trade media
Horizon-scan for trends and hot topics in line with corporate affairs strategy and key messages.
Support strategic communications planning by co-ordinating tactical media relations activities e.g. announcing contract wins.
Establish and maintain a network of internal contacts across the Group to ensure familiarity with the business and excellent sources of corporate intelligence.
Keep managers informed and exercise good judgement on escalating questions to senior colleagues.
Skills and experience:
Proven track record of success in a frontline media relations role.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Able to act on own initiative and meet deadlines.
Able to suggest solutions and ways forward when escalating questions.
Highly organised and motivated with strong team and influencing skills.
Ability to prioritise tasks and have excellent time management skills.
Able to speak the language of the business and gain the confidence of colleagues from across the Group.
Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels both internally and externally
Experience of a plc environment, or agency-side for corporate clients – is desirable
Experience of crisis communications – is desirable
Excellent IT systems knowledge and experience
Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 822697
To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Generalist / Senior Marketing Manager
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Job Title: Media Relations Manager
Location: Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Job Type: Perm Position
Reference ID: 822697
Posted Date: 11/02/2019