Senior Communications Manager

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£61,183 plus benefits
Posted
02 Sep 2019
Closes
20 Sep 2019
Ref
OGA 122
Sector
Government
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The OGA is looking for an experienced communications and public relations professional with a successful track record.

The Senior Communications Manager is a crucial role which will grow the OGA’s communications activity in order to support the successful delivery of the OGA's priorities. The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing a powerful press relations and digital media programme, as well as supporting a captivating internal communications campaign.

The post holder will bring strong creativity and messaging skills in order to support the planning and delivery of high quality publications, speeches, presentations and events.

The Senior Communications Manager will draw on well-established links to key journalists and publications and will proactively seek out new opportunities to maximise the positive impact of the OGA’s work. Working with industry and across government, the Senior Communications Manager will help protect and enhance the OGA’s reputation, ensuring our stakeholders are engaged and understand our work.

The successful candidate must have substantial previous experience in media, journalism or public relations. The post holder should be a self-starter, and have a strong interest in the energy industry. The Senior Communications Manager will report to the Head of Communications and External Affairs, and will deputise when necessary.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement a new media communications strategy and forward plan.
  • Build strong relationships internally and externally to identify news, source content and plan media activities to tell the OGA's story, maximise impact and ensure OGA priorities are communicated and understood.
  • As one of the first points of contact for press, lead proactive and reactive media relations, including crisis communications.
  • Establish and maintain strong links with key journalists in local, national, broadcast and trade media.
  • Draft clear, concise and compelling written content for use in print and online publications, speeches and presentations.
  • Support media training programme for staff and provide coaching and counsel to colleagues on media issues.
  • Evaluate and monitor impact of media strategy.
  • Strong oversight, including hands-on support, of the production of key OGA publications, ensuring overall quality and clarity.
  • Maintain effective links with colleagues across government and industry.
  • Take part in providing an out-of-hours on call service as part of a duty rota system, including weekends, acting as the main point of contact.
  • Develop a powerful and effective social media strategy to grow the OGA’s online presence and maintain the OGA's digital channels.
  • Deputise for the Head of Communications and External Affairs when necessary.

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