Head of Media & External Communications

Michael Page Marketing
London (Greater)
£60k - £70k pa
07 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This Head of Media & External Relations role is pivotal for the organisation to build a presence in the national media. It is imperative that the candidate have contacts within the national media to get coverage for the organisation.

Client Details

My client is a forward-thinking charity looking to change opinions and better communities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To build the prominence, frequency and consistency of the brand and messaging in top tier media.
  • Profile raising of the CEO and other key spokespeople as the voice of responsible business. With a particular focus on developing messaging and script and delivering a programme of 'meet with media' opportunities.
  • Strategic responsibility for media relations across the organisation, building and maintaining the profile of the organisation's key programmes and campaigns across both traditional and digital/social channels.
  • External stakeholder relationships - working with senior communications contacts within member companies and partner organisations to create mutually beneficial opportunities that ensure more responsible business stories and spokespeople reach key media.
  • Work with the Marketing & Communications team to set the editorial tone and direction for content.
  • Lead on developing an internal communications strategy.
  • Line management of PR Manager and PR Officer.


The successful candidate will be an experienced media professional that will come with a blackbook of contacts at national media level ready to help boost awareness of the cause. They will ideally come from the commercial space.

Job Offer

A salary is on offer of between £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits.

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