Corporate Media Relations Manager

Up to £50,000 DOE
29 Sep 2016
29 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

I am working with an established consumer goods company with start-up roots and an exciting, entrepreneurial company culture. We’re looking for a resilient, flexible Corporate Media Relations Manager to work alongside the Communications Director in overseeing the day-to-day operational work of the global team. You will be responsible for helping establish a proactive communications office as opposed to a reactive press office, whilst providing strategic and operational advice to senior colleagues. Confidence operating alongside Director-level colleagues is therefore essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to take ownership of the media work and act as liaison to the company’s combined corporate and public affairs agencies across Europe. This company is well-known for its fantastic fast-paced culture, along with some brilliant benefits. If you’d like to work for a brand that is passionate about enabling everyone to have an impact on the company’s growth and evolution, then this could be the ideal fit.

Key responsibilities:

  • Continuing the change in the culture of the media team away from a reactive press office to a proactive communications office
  • Assisting the Communications Director in coordinating and managing the media work globally
  • Implementing systems to ensure appropriate measurement of output and throughput from the agencies
  • Take responsibility for the media planning and training of all senior spokespeople
  • Lead proactive corporate media campaigns that execute in line with the company’s business objectives

Key skills & experience:

  • Highly media-savvy
  • Experience designing and executing successful combined PR-PA campaigns
  • Demonstrable background within high-profile media relations and crisis communications
  • Track record of getting the best out of an agency or a team
  • Proactive approach with ability to spot news stories prior to publication
  • Ability to work under pressure, often to changing and simultaneous deadlines
  • Ability to operate independently and deputise for the Communications Director
  • Experience of high-growth, fast-paced environments
  • A self-starter who is comfortable with constant change

In the first instance please send your CV in word format via email to Natalie Charlesworth at quoting reference NC19382.

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