Interim Deputy Head of Communications - News & Media Relations

£20.79 - £23.81 per hour
15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Harvey Daniel
Job Discipline
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Deputy Head of Communications - News & Media Relations This will pay £23.81 per hour for 6-12 months

Your new company

This is a higher education organisation in central Oxford who are proud to have a confident and ambitious communications department. This team applies a professional approach and make a valued contribution to the organisations objectives.

Your new role

The sole purpose of this role is to lead on all aspects of the organisations external communications and develop the profile and reputation through all types of media. This can include; international, national, regional, local and online. PR activity will be planned and you will look to identify opportunities for positive coverage. It is important to mention that the role requires you to react quickly to breaking; news, knowledge or developments which could impact the organisations reputation.

What you'll need to succeed

You will need to have an extensive and proven background within journalism or PR and be able to demonstrate experience of building and sustaining media contacts. You will need to be able to deal with senior stakeholders and to advise them on communications for the organisation.

Experience of acting as a senior spokesperson for an individual or organisation facing scrutiny. You will need to be able to harness social media to achieve positive reputation outcomes. It is essential that you are able to oversee the organisations speech and copywriting activities.

What you'll get in return

This is an opportunity to use your proven experience in media relations for a brilliant and well rounded organisation. You will take a reactive and proactive approach to all media responsibilities and will be well versed in crisis management.

This role is an interim opportunity for 6-12 months and is paying £23.81 per hour.

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