Media Communications Manager

£10 - £200.00 per day
23 Nov 2018
21 Dec 2018
Verity Slade
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Temporary Media Communications Manager Up to 6 months - London Inside IR35 £180-£220 Per day to start ASAP

Brief Overview of role
The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing a powerful press relations and digital media programme, bringing strong creativity and messaging skills. In addition, the post holder will help support the planning and delivery of other communications activities including speeches, presentations and events. You will draw on well-established links to key journalists and publications and will actively seek out new opportunities across national, international and broadcast media to maximise the positive impact of our work. You will help protect and enhance our reputation, working with other government departments where appropriate, to ensure our stakeholders are engaged and understand our work.

Key responsibilities:

* Develop and implement media communications strategy and forward plan.
* Build strong relationships internally and externally to identify news, source content and plan media activities to tell our story, maximise impact and ensure our priorities are communicated and understood.
* As first point of contact for press, lead proactive and reactive media relations, including crisis communications.
* Establish and maintain strong links with key journalists in national, broadcast and trade media.
* Draft clear, concise and compelling written content for use in print and online publications, speeches and presentations.
* Provide coaching and counsel to colleagues on media issues.
* Evaluate and monitor impact of media strategy.
* 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.
* Leverage social media to grow the online presence and maintain the digital channels.

The successful candidate must have substantial previous experience in media, journalism or public relations. The post holder should be a self-starter, and ideally have a strong interest in the energy sector. You will ideally have worked in government as well as commercial sectors

The post holder will report to the Head of Communications and External Affairs.

If this role is of interest please do apply ASAP with a word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience.

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