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Communications Manager

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Recruiter
Civitas
Posted
09 November 2012
Closes
09 December 2012
Location
Westminster, London
Hours
Contract Type
Salary
Competitive, dependent on experience

Further information

Communications Manager

Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society, Westminster

Salary – competitive, dependent on experience

Leading independent think tank Civitas is seeking a dynamic communications manager with a solid track record in communications, PR or journalism to manage and enhance the organisation’s output, expanding its presence and influence.

The role consists of two strands:-

Media relations

  • Writing  and circulating press releases quickly and effectively
  • Pitching to and liaising with journalists and producers
  • Horizon-scanning for media opportunities alongside prompt reaction to news agenda
  • Effective utilisation of social media channels and the internet to generate publicity and promote publications
  • Monitoring and compiling media coverage.

Marketing

  • Developing and implementing a marketing strategy for Civitas publications
  • Identifying and continually refreshing lists of key policy stakeholders and ensuring publications not only reach them but are read
  • Promoting publications to booksellers and other commercial outlets
  • Condensing research into pithy summaries for a variety of audiences
  • Promoting the work of the organisation through the website and regular email and mail shots.

The ideal candidate is a graduate with a communications, PR or journalism background who is a strategic operator and excellent communicator. The ability to work effectively under pressure is essential. Strong media contacts are highly desirable.

This is a permanent position with a three month probation period.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role by clicking the 'Apply now' button

Closing date 09/12/12

Civitas