Communications Specialist

Morson International
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Communications Specialist, Chester, Contract Working for our client based near Chester, you will be responsible for media/external communications engagement (traditional and social media) in support of the UK media relations strategy You will work closely with the Head of Communications and other senior stakeholders to identify and exploit suitable external PR opportunities and manage our relationships with key external stakeholder groups Main activities include to effectively manage media relations/PR issues in the UK covering UK sites activities Identifying and successfully exploiting all relevant external media/PR opportunities with an aim to gaining positive coverage in the regional, national and specialist media. Using all appropriate media tools (inc social media) to proactively organise and mount effective PR campaigns. This will include drafting press releases, speeches, contributing to social media campaigns and managing media visits/briefing Working closely with key stakeholders on other sites and UK senior management and advising on all PR matters including defensive and reactive lines Leading on the media relations aspects of the UK's communications plan and helping produce comms material such as Speeches/Lines To Take/Tweets etc. Liaising with key organisations such as customers and suppliers to ensure appropriate levels of company involvement in external events (conferences etc) and also validating PR material Key Outputs The post holder will work with the media and communications team in the UK to ensure all positive media and PR opportunities in the UK are fully identified and exploited using digital and traditional media. The post holder will ensure appropriate PR plans are put in place to respond to issues that may negatively impact on the business and that senior managers are media trained to respond as requested Working with external industry groups and contractors to ensure appropriate levels of support and engagement across a range of external PR activities. The post holder will have no line management responsibilities and will report to the Head of UK Communications. Morson is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this vacancy
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