Our Government client is currently recruiting for a Media Relations Manager, on a 3 month remote working contract paying £300 P/D inside IR35.
Role: Media Relations Manager
Contract Length: 3 months
Pay Rate to Candidate: £300 a day
Developing and delivering the news and content strategy. This strategy will support the agency’s overall communications and reputation strategy, ensuring we maximise the opportunities offered by media and social media communications, as a primary channel for communications with all our audiences.
Lead and manage three specialists in our news centre team, including the professional development of all its members.
Organise and manage the news and content centre to deliver the news and content strategy and make best use of the agency’s content.
Lead on high profile and sensitive media issues to manage the reputation of the agency, responding quickly and accurately to breaking or negative stories to limit potentially damaging media coverage.
Work with staff throughout the agency to develop new and existing content suitable for publication on the agency’s websites and social media channels. Support social media campaigns and use social media channels and communities to communicate appropriately.
Develop and nurture good working practices and relationships with agency staff providing appropriate, clear and trusted advice and guidance to them when dealing with media issues.
Develop and nurture media contacts to promote the work and role of the agency.
Build and maintain a flexible service that effectively liaises with external agency stakeholders on topical media issues, developing and maintaining lines of co-operation and demarcation.
Play a proactive senior role in the communications division’s account management and project management system.
Play a proactive senior role in delivering the agency’s communications and reputation strategy.
Extensive knowledge and experience of managing a high-profile media office, including proactive and reactive media relations, digital communications, strategic content planning and evaluation to deliver business objectives and enhance reputation in a large, complex, expert organisation
Extensive track record as an influential and trusted advisor, providing proactive strategic communications advice on media relations to senior managers and expert staff, including ministerial submissions
Excellent written, editorial, social media engagement and oral communications skills with a strong, proven understanding of what makes a good news story and interesting, accessible content
Excellent internal and external relationship management skills, with ability to influence senior managers and experts and work in a pressurised environment, dealing with conflict and challenge in a calm, measured way
Strong, proven leadership and management skills, including motivating and developing staff, and managing their performance
Excellent planning, project and time management skills, with ability to work on own initiative and in team to problem solve, and prioritise own and team’s work according to changing business needs