External Communications Manager - Contract - West Midlands

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Location
England,West Midlands,Birmingham
Salary
£200 - £250 per day
Posted
24 Apr 2017
Closes
22 May 2017
Ref
DW/23996
Contact
Dominic Wren
Job Discipline
Communications
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
Financial
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
A leading financial services organisation based in the Midlands is looking for an experienced Communications professional to join them on a 3 month contract as an External Communications Manager.

You will be required to hit the ground running taking responsibility for telling the company's story, engaging with their existing / potential customers and maintaining the high standards associated with this brand.

The responsibilities and duties of the External Communications Manager include but will not be limited to:

* Writing and distributing press releases
* Handling media calls and requests
* Working with the digital teams to create effective digital output including social media, blogger outreach and web content
* Effectively managing relationships with PR and SEO agencies
* Working with senior stakeholders across to business to gather and tell positive, effective stories
* Playing a key role in any relevant crisis management activity
* Reporting on the impact of all communications campaigns, learning from the results and implementing improvements where required

The skills and experience required to succeed as the External Communications Manager are:

* Exceptional written and spoken communication skills
* High levels of organisation
* Detailed knowledge of the communications industry
* Experience of writing for and engaging with digital audiences
* A track record of delivering digital story telling through video content, photo shoots etc
* Superb stakeholder management / engagement skills
* IT literate with experience using Excel, Word, PowerPoint and CMS

You will be joining a highly customer focused, brand proud organisation and, as such, you will need to demonstrate a similar, values lead mind-set. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a real impact over a short space of time so to be considered, click apply now and send an up to date version of your CV, highlighting your relevant experience.

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