Media and Campaigns Manager

England,Tyne and Wear,Newcastle upon Tyne
Up to £50000.00 per annum
05 Jun 2018
03 Jul 2018
Philip Craig
Job Discipline
PR & Media
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Media & Campaigns Manager, Newcastle, £26ph

Your new company

An arms length body (ALB) of the NHS.

Your new role

As Media and Campaigns Manager you will be responsible for delivering a first rate news delivering a first rate news and handling service which uses the full range of digital channels to promote business priorities in an imaginative and timely way. Other duties include but are not limited to;

* Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with the Communications team at the Department of Health and Social Care and at other Arm's Length Bodies, journalists and Senior Managers.
* Developing, implementing and evaluating a media relations strategy and approach agreed with the Department of Health and Social Care, which will involve working with key journalists on high profile issues.
* Devising and delivering media training to key Senior Managers.
* Working closely with the Freedom of Information team to ensure context is provided to responses where appropriate.
* Quality assuring all press releases and media responses to ensure appropriate tone of voice and that the narrative and key messages are reflected.
* Managing crisis communications for the and working across the organisation to ensure messages are reflected internally and externally as appropriate.

What you'll need to succeed

* Specialist media handling skills - demonstrable success in the handling of high profile, complex, sensitive issues with potential to damage reputation.
* Ability to operate dynamically in an environment of change and manage and prioritise multiple programmes of work.
* Proven ability to work collaboratively with clients to understand communications challenges and design innovative solutions.
* Strong team player, committed to an ethos of continuous improvement including championing work based learning, self- development and talent management to enhance organisational capability.
* A positive outlook and attitude, acting with passion, enthusiasm and commitment.

What you'll get in return

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an NHS organisation and make a difference. The initial contract is due to last 3-6 months however may extend or become permanent. You will receive a competitive rate + holiday pay.

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