Press Manager - Closing Tuesday 16th April at 16:00 - 9 Month FTC Press Manager - Closing Tuesday 16th April at 16:00 9 Month FTC - To start ASAP Your new company This is a 9 month temporary role with a professional services membership body based here in London Your new role We are looking for a Press Manager to effectively manage a press office while the position is vacant. You will proactively develop and maintain the external media presence to ensure the membership body receives good coverage through the preferred outlets. You will be the first point of contact on all media issues, and provide support to the leadership team through training, coaching and briefing. There will also be line management of around three at officer level within this role. As you are managing the press office you will have control of a total budget of £500,000 making sure you are getting the best value for money with third party suppliers. What you'll need to succeed For this role we are really looking for an external press professional who has at least 5 years experience in a proactive press office who has lead a team. You must have experience managing the output of a team within a busy press office who is also able to implement crisis communications strategies if need be. The successful candidates will have good experience managing key stakeholders and able to build good relationships with key media professionals. This is a communications role you you must have good written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to influence and be diplomatic in order to achieve the right outcome. Finally as you are dealing with the Senior Management Team you must have experience with Media briefing and training. What you'll get in return A competitive salary and join an organisation at a busy time of the year. What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.