Head of Media and PR

Location
England,London,City of London
Salary
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
03 December 2018
Closes
12 December 2018
Ref
13974175/001
Contact
Jay Salvemini
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Head of Media and PR will be responsible for the development and delivery of the organisation's media strategy and promoting the organisation's work.


Client Details

This membership organisation is a national professional body for their industry.


Description

* Develop and implement the organisation's PR strategy, working closely with senior management, policy and marketing teams
* Work closely with and advise the Director on the delivery of the organisation's proactive and responsive messaging to the media
* Managing both the activity and staff of the press office
* Proactively raising the organisation's profile and increasing press coverage in national media
* Developing media opportunities for key staff and spokespeople (internal and external)
* Provide crisis management plans and respond to situations that require PR/media guidance as appropriate
* Build strong relationships and act as a point of contact between the organisation and the senior press contacts including government departments, other business organisations and commercial partners
* Manage the media monitoring carried out by the public relations team including provision of a daily briefing, a news cutting service and ensuring key staff aware of issues that affect the organisation's work or reputation
* Build and maintain an industry leading social media presence with which to interact and influence the media online
* Budget and line management


Profile

Essential

* Demonstrable experience of media relations work and developing PR strategies and campaigns
* Understanding of how online and social media plays a part in communications objectives
* Solid media knowledge, with a focus on business, economic and political journalists and editors, and with an ability to identify and build new contacts
* Strong networking and relationship building skills with ability to engage with journalists and internal and external stakeholders of all levels
* Creative, proactive and professional approach to work, able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure and to deadlines
* Confident communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills with ability to translate complex issues into plain English to ensure that public understanding of the organisation's work is maximised
* Collaborative management style and able to show an awareness and respect of different ideas, viewpoints and working styles
* Previous line management experience



Desirable

* Proven experience of managing a busy, high pressure press department
* Previous experience within a membership body


Job Offer

* A salary of between £50,000 and £60,000 commensurate with experience

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