Media Manager - Wildlife Charity

ZSL London Zoo
London NW1
£40239 - £42428/annum incl LWA
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
ZSL is seeking an experienced and confident Media Manager to lead our busy press and publishing team. Key tasks include planning and executing a proactive and extensive programme of media activity, and managing production of a portfolio of award-winning publications.

Position: Media Manager
12 Months Fixed-Term Contract / Maternity Cover
Salary: £40,239 - £42,428 (Inclusive of London Weighting)
Location: ZSL London Zoo - NW1
About Us:

ZSL (Zoological Society of London), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Job Overview:
You will understand the current media landscape, be calm and controlled in a crisis, and be able to ensure that ZSL is in the best position to make the most of every opportunity to promote its brand and its cause.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional time and people-management skills, and be able to plan and keep track of multiple projects while constantly scanning the horizon for opportunities and threats. You will be comfortable engaging with staff at every level, have a bulging contacts book and plenty of experience dealing directly with journalists. Most of all you will have a can-do attitude and be passionate about PR, with a keen understanding of how it can benefit an organisation like ZSL - and the skills to make it happen.

Person Specification:
- High calibre individual with a proven track record in PR and Media Relations.
- Current or previous staff management experience.
- A strong track record in producing a programme of high-impact media relations as well as exemplary people management skills.
- Be able to demonstrate an ability to spot and shape a potential story
- Understanding, authority and experience to work at the highest editorial level, including an impressive portfolio of contacts.
- Independently driven and can take the initiative; with strong administrative skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are a prerequisite for the job.
- Strong organisational and time-management skills are a prerequisite for the job.

Most of all you will have a can-do attitude and be passionate about communications, with a keen understanding of how it can benefit an organisation like ZSL - and have the skills to make it happen.

Please note: This is a full-time, 12 months maternity cover contract were the successful candidate working hours are a basic 37.5 hours; however the nature of the job will require occasional evening and weekend work. Management of the shared 24/7 press contact mobile with the team is also important. This post will also be based at ZSL’s offices in Regents Park but may also require working away from the main office, either at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo or be required to carry out visits to external conferences.

Benefit Package:
This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday, stakeholder pension where the employer minimum contribution is 6%, complimentary zoo tickets and more!

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 2nd July 2017


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We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We apply policies that are determined solely by job criteria and personal ability.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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