Media & PR Manager

Central London
£40,000 to £45,000
17 Feb 2014
17 Mar 2014
Full Time
Contract Type

The charity undertakes research projects to develop a sound evidence base to influence change with sports delivery bodies, campaign, lobby national and local government and promote best practise within sport at all levels; from the touchline to the boardroom.

This is an exciting time to join the charity which is undergoing a period of change and growth.  The position of Media and PR Manager offers a unique opportunity to set up and manage a new in-house press office, which includes designing and implementing new systems and processes, and devising and implementing a media plan to maximise profile, campaigning capacity and income generation from both traditional charitable sources and the charity’s own services.

As Media and PR Manager you will:

  • Develop and manage a proactive media relations programme and reactive service which includes forward planning and media monitoring.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with relevant journalists and broadcasters.
  • Manage the production of high-quality news releases and statements, ensuring that these are researched, produced and disseminated to generate maximum media coverage.
  • Manage and develop an Ambassadors programme.
  • Devise a media engagement programme for the CEO and Chair, to raise their profile and identify opportunities for them to speak.
  • Provide briefings and strategic counsel to senior management and colleagues on media issues.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure the charity’s digital and social media messaging and presence is consistent with off-line communications.
  • Develop a strategy to enhance a newly developed membership network so that objectives are achieved and membership continues to grow.  Co-ordinate and manage all aspects of the Network.
  • Co-ordinate the charity’s events portfolio.

As Media and PR Manager you will have:

  • Experience of running a press office and managing/mentoring colleagues.
  • Media experience gained within a campaigns environment.
  • Experience of developing and implementing effective media monitoring and evaluation techniques.
  • Excellent relationship management and networking skills.
  • A grasp of the political and policy environment within which the charity operates.
  • Event management experience.
  • Experience of working with VIPs.