Media & External Relations Manager

London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has a arisen for an experienced Media & External Relations Manager to join an well established communications team for this well know regulatory body. You will be key member of the communications team and will advise colleagues on media relations, parliamentary and political affairs and provide clear guidance on engagement and communications.

This role is being offered in a 2 year Fixed Term Contract.

Responsibilities will include:

  • contribute to external communications activities including writing briefing papers, presentations, press releases, bylined articles and blogs
  • Deliver regular updates to colleagues on relevant developments from the media and political stakeholders, providing insight and intelligence on these for the purpose of issues management
  • Respond to (a) media enquiries and (b) letters and requests for information, including high profile correspondence from MPs, in a timely and accessible manner
  • Track policy development and identify the best time and method for seeking external engagement, and profile for the work
  • Work with policy teams to advise on the media and political implications of our work
  • Support engagement with key political stakeholders
  • Help develop and implement communications strategies

Skills required:

  • Communications professional with proven experience of working in a challenging external facing communications role, with a demonstrable track record in media relations and public affairs
  • Ability to absorb complex information quickly, and to communicate it to a non-expert audience in a concise and engaging way
  • Excellent proofreading skills, attention to detail and able to identify what story angles will be of interest to external audiences
  • Experience of managing and prioritising varied and complex workloads to tight deadlines
  • Understanding of the importance of building relationships to facilitate effective communications, and able to actively develop and nurture excellent external contacts
  • Experience of writing and implementing communications strategies, incorporating social media campaigns
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and use initiative to prioritise work and drive

Please don't delay submit your cv today!

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