Head of Media
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, strategic and creative thinker who is able to respond quickly to a fast-paced environment. My client, a specialist UK financial services company, is looking for a persuasive and self-confident individual to join their team as a Head of Media. You will be responsible for building relationships with media to ensure the Group’s messages can be effectively communicated. The successful candidate will be a results driven professional with strong influencing ability and a comprehensive understanding of the UK media environment.
- Develop PR plans and strategies to meet the Group’s objectives
- Develop and maintain effective relations with core media audiences
- Liaise and co-ordinate on-going media engagement and press events as appropriate
- Identify, source and co-ordinate appropriate research platforms for the business to generate media coverage and integrate with the public affairs and campaigning functions of the business
- Draft and facilitate features, placed articles, press releases and brochures where necessary
- Compile monthly and annual assessments of media performance, including social media where appropriate, of the business and develop programmes to communicate this information internally
- Devise a proactive execution plan to assert the Group’s messages and provide reactive responses when required to protect the company’s reputation
Key skills & experience:
- Experience gained in a front of house media relations position within a medium / large company or consultancy
- Proven experience of active personal engagement with the media community to drive change to achieve commercial advantage
- Strong experience of campaign design, deployment to influence media coverage
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of the financial services sector
- Excellent stakeholder management skills – both internal and external
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team to deliver projects to the highest standard
- Appetite for developing skills and experience in media relations and digital media
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Experience of presenting and representing the company at external meeting/events
In the first instance please send your CV in word format via email to Natalie Charlesworth at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference NC19433.
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