Senior Media Relations Manager

Circa £50,000 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
05 Nov 2012
25 Nov 2012
Ref: CO090
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Media Relations Manager


Circa £50,000 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

The NSPCC has an exciting vacancy for a Senior Media Relations Manager. The role reports to the Chief Press Officer and will manage a small team with responsibility for the NSPCC’s media relations and social media strategy. This will also include media relations for the NSPCC’s ChildLine service for children and young people.

The post is part of the NSPCC’s National and Regional Communications team which is responsible for all our interactions with the media, whether print, broadcast or digital. The team works collaboratively to develop a strategic presence in the public eye, creating a strong media platform to publicise our work to end cruelty to children.

The role of the Senior Media Relations Manager is to plan and execute media campaigns, to ensure we respond quickly to running media stories and to put across our point of view in a timely and informative manner. The post-holder will play a leadership role for the team in ensuring that all its communication on behalf of the organisation is of the highest standard and consistent with the NSPCC’s brand and key messages. They will also build internal relationships to identify and create stories and oversee the development of our blogging and social media strategy. This will also be a key writing role for the organisation with responsibility for set pieces of communication including speeches, comment pieces and articles for the CEO and other senior members of staff.   

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate exceptional writing skills with extensive experience and a proven track record of writing press articles, blogs, reports and speeches along with experience of pitching story ideas, including broadcast packages, to producers and correspondents. In addition, applicants must have an expert and detailed understanding of national media relations appropriate to the development and management of a major UK brand, and a detailed knowledge of the workings of the media. Strong political judgement, including a thorough understanding of how to influence government and other key decision makers, will be required.

Closing date:  Midnight 25th November 2012

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